The Great Debate UK

It’s all over: The banks have won

September 21, 2009

Laurence Copeland– Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. –

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Aegon raises money to repay the taxpayer

August 13, 2009

Aegon headquartersLONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - As stock markets rally, a chief executive's thoughts turn to getting the government off the shareholder register.

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Time for Britain to close the GAPS

August 4, 2009

Britain's asset protection scheme, invented to protect the banking system, is morphing into a bureaucratic monster. It's time to kill it off. Though state support is still needed, there are simpler ways for the government to prop up its ailing lenders.

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Don’t bank on EU’s tough state aid talk

April 20, 2009

paul-taylor-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - The European Union's antitrust czar is struggling to stop governments bending EU rules on state aid to business when they rescue banks with taxpayers' money.