Britons face rising price pain

By Reuters Staff
February 15, 2011

Fiona Shaikh is Reuters’ Economic Correspondent, based in London. –

from Commentaries:

Turner is right to take on swollen banks

August 27, 2009

So the watchdog can bark after all. Adair Turner, chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority, says the financial sector has "swollen beyond its socially useful size". That is a striking statement for any financial regulator, particularly one that counts promoting London's financial centre as one of its goals. Identifying the problem, however, is the easy bit. Reversing decades of financial expansion will require global agreement on tough new rules, and the determination to make sure they are consistently enforced.

Banks score own goal with bonus culture defence

August 4, 2009

In the blink of an eye it look as if the City is “booming” again after Barclays and HSBC announced buoyant investment banking earnings on Monday.

What should be done about ex-RBS chief’s pension pot?

February 26, 2009

Former Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive Fred Goodwin is not having a good year.

Bankers offer act of contrition

February 10, 2009

In the Middle Ages the four ousted British bankers who brought the Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS to the brink of collapse would have probably had to endure the public humiliation of sitting in the stocks. 

from Global Investing:

On Bankers and Busing

February 9, 2009

Bankers are having a rough time of it lately.  It is not just that their companies are collapsing beneath them and their bonuses are the subject of global hate and derision. They also have to put up with the barbs of journalists (who are very familiar with being at the bottom of the popularity pile).

Job crunch Britain: how have you been affected?

November 10, 2008

Net job creation in the UK has almost stopped as employers feel pessimistic about prospects for the economy, the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey by KPMG and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found.