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UK PM Brown seeks to save govt with reshuffle
UK PM Brown seeks to save govt with reshuffle
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown backed down from replacing his finance minister on Friday in a bid to hold his government together and end a...
Britain pumps billions into bank to boost home loans
Britain pumps billions into bank to boost home loans
Britain will inject billions of pounds into state-owned Northern Rock bank to try to unlock lending and help the economy emerge from recession,...
Britain's Brown falls further behind in polls
Britain's Brown falls further behind in polls
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has slipped further behind the opposition Conservatives in an opinion poll on Tuesday and fewer voters are...
UK bails out banks with £37bn
UK bails out banks with £37bn
Britain bailed out three major banks with £37-billion on Monday as governments around Europe used taxpayers' money to take control and boost...
World finance chiefs seek solutions in firestorm
World finance chiefs seek solutions in firestorm
Global finance chiefs gathered in Washington for crisis talks on Friday in search of a solution to a growing financial firestorm as panic spread in...
Biting the bullet
Biting the bullet
Those that were asking for a decisive intervention to halt a financial pandemic certainly got it on Wednesday. It was almost too big for shell-shocked markets to assimilate. Their reaction, in part driven by the mounting sense that this crisis is now international and out of control,...
It's the Fred and Fan show
It's the Fred and Fan show
Stock markets were in a good mood last Monday after the United States treasury announced it was putting the two big beasts of the American mortgage...
Britain seeks EU approval for Northern Rock aid
Britain seeks EU approval for Northern Rock aid
Britain has asked the European Commission to approve the aid it has provided to struggling mortage lender Northern Rock, a Commission spokesperson...
Northern Rock shares plunge, customers flee
Northern Rock shares plunge, customers flee
Thousands of customers queued to withdraw savings from embattled British bank Northern Rock on Monday and its shares plunged again, heightening...
UK bank Northern Rock faces break-up talk
UK bank Northern Rock faces break-up talk
Troubled British bank Northern Rock faced break-up rumours on Sunday as it sought to reassure panicking customers and investors following an...
UK's Brown faces fury over huge data blunder
UK's Brown faces fury over huge data blunder
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced angry questions from lawmakers on Wednesday after confidential records containing nearly half the...
Brown takes the blame for election row
Brown takes the blame for election row
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday said he took "full responsibility" for the decision not to call an early election, but rejected...

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