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Jan 7, 2013
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Basel rethink could unleash lending

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Global regulators are giving banks four more years to build up cash buffers, and that could be just what’s needed to spur lending, says Reuters regulation correspondent Huw Jones.

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Read the full story on the new bank capital rules here.

Dec 14, 2012
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BWIN finds way through Europe’s online gambling tangle

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BWIN’s move to tie up with a Belgian casino operator may be a blueprint for other firms trying to negotiate Europe’s tangle of conflicting gambling laws, says Reuters sports business correspondent Keith Weir. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]52870343[/yospace_video] Read Keith Weir’s full story on BWIN here.

Dec 3, 2012
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Greece bond buyback priced to succeed

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Greece plans  to spend €10bln buying back bonds as part of moves to reduce its ballooning debt. Reuters Athens correspondent George Georgiopoulos says the deal looks like it’s priced to succeed. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]52213013[/yospace_video]

Read the full story of Greece’s bond buyback here.

Nov 16, 2012
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160,000 bank jobs gone – and they aren’t coming back

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Major banks have announced 160,000 job cuts worldwide according to research by Reuters investment banks correspondent Sarah White. And the chances are that most of those posts are gone for good. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]51454513[/yospace_video]Sarah White’s story on bank job losses can be read here.

Nov 15, 2012
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Euro zone GDP: The only way is down

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Euro zone growth beats forecasts in Q3, but the bloc is still back in recession and has little hope of growing its way out of the current debt crisis, says Reuters Breakingviews assistant editor Edward Hadas. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]51392687[/yospace_video]

 

Nov 8, 2012
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Spain’s “bad bank” could be bad news for developers

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Spain’s “bad bank” could be bad news for the country’s property developers. Reuters correspondent Tom Bill explains why: [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]51036671[/yospace_video] Tom Bill’s story on Spain’s bad bank can be read here.

Nov 2, 2012
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Starbucks tax spat goes Europe-wide

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Starbucks faces fresh questions over its avoidance of tax in Europe, but Reuters correspondent Tom Bergin says politicians have only themselves to blame if they leave loopholes for companies to exploit. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]50738408[/yospace_video] Tom Bergin’s story on Starbucks can be read here.

Oct 26, 2012
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APPL trumps AMZN on potential growth

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Reuters Breakingviews Rob Cyran says being an Amazon investor requires way more faith than buying into Apple. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]50326823[/yospace_video]

Oct 24, 2012
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Big pharma gets creative as price pressures mount

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Austerity budgets and competition from cheap generics are forcing big drugmakers to get creative about pricing – and that’s making an already fragmented European drugs market even more opaque, says Reuters European pharmaceuticals correspondent Ben Hirschler. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]50234642[/yospace_video] Ben Hirschler’s full report on big pharma’s pricing tactics can be read here.

Oct 23, 2012
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Libya one year on: Security still the big worry

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One year on from the fall of Gaddafi, security is still the top concern for ordinary Libyans, says Reuters correspondent Marie-Louise Gumuchian. [yospace_video ratio="16:9"]50172329[/yospace_video] Read the Reuters report on Libya one year after Gaddafi here.