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Mar 26, 2012
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Press Round-up – March 26

Merkel set to allow euro zone firewall to increase
Germany is poised to bow to international pressure and allow a temporary increase in the euro zone’s financial “firewall” this week, to prevent the crisis in the region’s periphery spreading to other member states. (FT)

NBNK set to bid for Lloyds branches
British banking venture NBNK is on Monday expected to launch a bid for 632 Lloyds Banking Group branches in a move that could torpedo the Co-op’s efforts to buy the assets and reopen the sale process. (Telegraph)

Feb 29, 2012
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Press Round-up – February 29

BTG takes steps towards listing
BTG Pactual has mandated Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to help manage its initial public offering as it tries to build one of the biggest independent emerging market investment banks. (FT)

Google in EU showdown over privacy rules
Google has found itself on a collision course with European regulators after a provisional finding that its new privacy policy breaches European law. (FT)

Feb 7, 2012
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Press Round-up – February 7

EU corporate defaults set to rise
European corporate defaults are widely expected to climb sharply this year despite the recent improvement in credit market sentiment as bank lending cuts and a deteriorating economic backdrop put many smaller or indebted companies under pressure. (FT)

Prices cut, shops shut: still no cheer on the high street
British shoppers reverted to a bunker mentality over the new year, according to gloomy sales figures that quash any hope of consumers pulling the economy clear of a double-dip recession. (Times)