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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... for the same pay, pension and facilities as their British Army comrades. Where is the debt of honour that this country owes to the Gurkhas? CAPTAIN RAMBAHADUR LIMBU The war hero said he had never had ... to know that our trusted friends have cheated us and stabbed us from the back, I felt very bad. Where is the debt of honour that this country owes to the Gurkhas?" Wearing his heavy row ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458625/gurkha-soldiers-cheated-british-government-pay-and-pensions-lawmakers
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Shetland Islanders’ Viking heritage casts shadow on Scots independence

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... between Edinburgh and London over Scotland's share of Britain's offshore oil and gas- and of its trillion-pound national debt. A "no" vote is likely to lead to talks about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456357/shetland-islanders-viking-heritage-casts-shadow-scots-independence
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK lets Scotland borrow money to woo voters before independence poll

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:38pm by Reuters

    ... Scotland might refuse to take on its share of Britain's debt if it was not part of a formal currency union. Yesterday's announcement allows Scotland to issue a modest £2.2 billion ... the UK's low costs of borrowing. Issuing its own debt is unlikely to be as cheap," the ministry said. Scotland's government says it would have stronger finances than the rest of Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431188/uk-lets-scotland-borrow-money-woo-voters-independence-poll
  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Another wave of super-rich heading for London

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Reuters

    ... residential research team, said. This is despite prices in London already having risen sharply after a rush of foreign buyers of London mansions, prompted by the euro-zone debt crisis and the Arab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1426062/another-wave-super-rich-heading-london
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Co-op Group chief quits over drugs shame ex-bank boss Paul Flowers

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:26pm by AP

    ... that period it racked up huge losses and faced a £1.5 billion (HK$18.7 billion) capital shortfall. The Co-op Group has since lost its majority stake in the bank to US hedge funds that owned its debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1360362/british-co-op-group-chief-quits-over-drugs-shame-ex-bank-boss-paul
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Two freed on bail in British ‘30-year slavery’ case

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:10pm by AFP

    ... sparked national soul-searching amid warnings that it could be the tip of the iceberg. The anti-slavery Walk Free Foundation estimates that more than 4,000 people in Britain are trapped in debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363062/two-freed-bail-british-30-year-slavery-case
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Banks relax lending on commercial property but find few takers

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Borrowers on commercial property are wary of taking on more debt after fall in values Banks finding fewer takers for investor loans Commercial property investors, stung by a 37 per cent drop in values in the past six years, are reluctant to take on more debt, even as British lenders make more credit available after prices stabilised. Demand for commercial real estate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1278858/banks-relax-lending-commercial-property-find-few-takers
  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    UK property prices stagnate amid fears over fiscal squeeze

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Market in England and Wales fails to pick up, with number of would-be buyers falling 10pc UK house prices stagnated this month and the number of new buyers looking for homes fell as concern over the euro-zone debt crisis and the impact of the government's fiscal squeeze hit demand, Hometrack said. Prices in England and Wales were unchanged from December, after declining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1138694/uk-property-prices-stagnate-amid-fears-over-fiscal-squeeze
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Oil tycoon loses offshore assets in HK$212m divorce case

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... former wife, Yasmin. British law provides that companies are legally separate entities from their shareholders- raising a corporate veil- in order to protect investors from debts or liabilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1259515/oil-tycoon-loses-offshore-assets-hk212m-divorce-case
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour blasts George Osborne over Britain's loss of AAA credit rating

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Moody's stripped the country of its coveted triple-A debt rating. However, while analysts called the loss an embarrassment for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and his handling of Britain's debt and deficit problems, they said the downgrade would have a limited impact on international markets. In a rebuff to London's hopes that sharp spending cuts would both gradually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1157291/labour-blasts-george-osborne-over-britains-loss-aaa-credit-rating

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