Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said it will move to stop the housing market growing at "warp speed", and signalled that it is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. Mr Carney said that the bank was concerned about the "potential" for a bubble in the UK housing market, and that it would tighten lending requirements if needed. - The Telegraph [Yesterday 07:25]
HSBC has sounded out investors about a flotation of its UK arm, in a move that would realise value from its high street banking business and address regulatory pressures. The bank has in recent weeks asked investors whether they would support the sale of a sizeable stake in the UK business. It has also discussed the issue informally at board level, according to three people familiar with the project. If Stuart Gulliver, HSBC's chief executive, presses ahead with the plan, it [Mon 07:27]
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