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​HSBC threatens to leave Britain after mild banking reforms
Global banking giant HSBC says it could move its headquarters out of the UK in the wake of regulatory and structural reforms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.

24.04.2015 14:57

​Anti-austerity occupiers to be ejected from Manchester Albert Square
Homelessness and anti-austerity campaigners who have formed a protest camp outside the city council chambers in Manchester’s Albert Square could be gone within hours after losing a court battle to remain.

24.04.2015 13:07

Austerity has damaging psychological effect – something UK politicians should take note of
With only weeks to go before the general election in the UK, a statement by some of the UK's leading mental health experts has warned that austerity policies are having a seriously damaging effect on the psychological well-being of ordinary people.

23.04.2015 15:09

‘Institutionalised theft’: Barclays’ PFI contracts based on rigged interest rates ‘bleeding NHS & schools dry,’ say activists
Political activists gatecrashed Barclay’s AGM in Central London on Thursday to highlight the role of private finance initiatives (PFI) in “killing off” Britain’s public services, racking up unsustainable debt, dodging tax and funneling profits offshore.

23.04.2015 08:38

General Election: RT meets bank whistleblower tackling home secretary at ballot box
As part of its #PeopleNotPolls coverage of the UK general election, RT's Tom Mellors spoke to a former banker who’s challenging one of Britain’s most prominent Conservative ministers with a pledge to introduce ‘direct democracy’ if elected.

23.04.2015 09:01

China manufacturing at 1yr low
China’s economic dominance is showing more cracks, and in April, the indicator of manufacturing activity, the purchasing managers’ index (PMI), fell to a one-year low.

23.04.2015 07:57

Small businesses impacted by religious freedom bills, marijuana legalization
Competition from big corporations isn’t the only thing entrepreneurs worry about. Small business owners have split and shifting views about hot-button issues like religious freedom bills, pot legalization and the 2016 presidential race, a new poll found.

22.04.2015 18:40

Global drug market approaching scale of $4trn oil & gas industry – Russian drug czar
The dark underworld of drug trafficking will soon be bigger than the world’s $3.7 trillion oil and gas market, and is already bigger than the global auto industry, the director of Russia’s drug control agency said.

22.04.2015 14:54

The EU-Gazprom war
The European Commission (EC) is slapping anti-trust charges against Russia’s Gazprom under the pretext the energy giant is blocking competition in Central and Eastern Europe.

22.04.2015 11:43

Rapid rise of the ruble is over – Bank of Russia
The ruble’s oil-spurred rally is over, the Russian Central Bank said on Wednesday. The ruble has gained 15 percent this year after losing about half its value in 2014.

22.04.2015 08:30

Russia and China set up $200mn hi-tech fund
Russia and China have signed a deal to set up a joint $200 million venture fund - a startup incubator for Russian businesses and a new Chinese robotics center.

22.04.2015 07:20

Clinton calls for ‘toppling’ 1 percenters as critics question her populist bona fides
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is striking a populist note during her bid for her party’s nomination, saying the economy needs a “toppling” of one percenters. But critics say her populism is strategic, not genuine.

21.04.2015 16:42