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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Britain says reckless bankers could face jail

Bankers who are reckless with customers’ or taxpayers’ money could face criminal charges and have bonuses and pensions clawed back, according to proposals backed by Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 10:56am

UK, Germany still hot - Cyprus less so

The Cyprus fiscal nosedive comes as a blow to wealthy Chinese immigrants seeking a relatively cheap route to property and residency in the euro zone. Along with Ireland, Spain and Portugal, Cyprus has been offering a property-linked visa programme.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Swapping Hong Kong for the UK. An adviser here or there?

My wife and I are British/Irish. We plan to sell our property in Hong Kong and use the money to retire to Britain. Should we look for an adviser here or in Britain and what steps should we take?

11 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

Falklanders aim to send message with referendum

Residents of the archipelago in the South Atlantic hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant "YES" made of SUVs ahead of the vote. In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:01am

China seeks accord on yuan-sterling swaps with UK

China is poised to set up a currency swap agreement with the world's largest foreign exchange market in London as the yuan is expected to become the most commonly traded currency in the next decade, a senior executive of JP Morgan said in Beijing yesterday.

8 Mar 2013 - 5:33am

China and Britain to sign yuan-pound swap deal

BOE governor Mervyn King and his PBOC counterpart, Zhou Xiaochuan, met in Beijing yesterday. Both central banks will "facilitate" talks on the yuan-pound arrangement, the BOE said.

23 Feb 2013 - 6:39am

UK minister Theresa May blasts judges for ignoring deportation rules

Britain's interior minister has slammed the judiciary, accusing judges of "subverting" democracy by ignoring rules aimed at deporting more foreign criminals.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:00am

British government 'split' over relations with China

Prime Minister David Cameron and finance minister George Osborne are keen to avoid raising tension with Beijing due to concerns that escalating hostility could damage trade ties.

18 Feb 2013 - 6:04am

UK keeps GCSE, but no effect on Hong Kong schools

Britain's education secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday he has abandoned plans to replace the GCSE with a new English Baccalaureate certificate after growing concern within the coalition and from education groups.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Gay asylum seekers in UK resort to extreme measures to prove sexuality

In a lecture to be delivered this week at the Law Society, S. Chelvan, a barrister who specialises in asylum cases and works with the UK Border Agency (UKBA), will detail the extraordinary methods to which individuals are resorting - including filming themselves having sex - to justify requests for refuge.

5 Feb 2013 - 7:20am

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