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Sunday newspaper round-up: UK property, Treasury, Brexit, banks, Ladbrokes

(ShareCast News) - Foreign buyers will face tougher restrictions on purchasing British property under plans being worked up by the Treasury in an attempt to help first time buyers. Policies could be announced within weeks as getting younger Britons on the housing ladder becomes a major part of the Tories autumn political drive. - Sunday Telegraph
[24 Sep '17 14:46]

Friday newspaper round-up: North Korea, May's speech, SEC, HBOS

(ShareCast News) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Friday mocked Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" - and warned he will make the US president "pay dearly" for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Then hours later Ri Yong Ho, the North Korean foreign minister, raised the stakes suggesting Pyongyang could consider a hydrogen bomb test on the Pacific Ocean of an unprecedented scale. - Telegraph
[22 Sep '17 06:59]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Google-HTC, BHS, Sky

(ShareCast News) - Google has announced a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1bn. The deal will not involve the purchase of a direct stake and HTC will continue to run its remaining smartphone business. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, to run its hardware division. - Guardian
[21 Sep '17 07:21]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Takeover rules, defence cuts, hotel issues

(ShareCast News) - Bidders for UK stock market listed companies must lay out more detailed plans for their target, including location of its head office and research and development investment, under proposed rules put forward by the takeover watchdog and backed by the government. The new rules, which were published in a consultation document on Tuesday, also give companies, unions and other employee representatives more time to respond to bids in changes which follow the con
[20 Sep '17 06:37]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: FCA debt warning, Hurricane Maria, Trump at the UN

(ShareCast News) - The government needs to step in to help tackle the mountain of debt being racked up by the most vulnerable consumers in Britain, the chief financial regulator has warned, as new data shows that personal debt burdens are continuing to rise. New figures seen by the Guardian showed the worsening consequences of Britain's borrowing binge. According to the Money Advice Service, there are now 8.3 million people in the UK with problem debts. - Guardian
[19 Sep '17 07:05]

Monday newspaper round-up: 'Footnotes' debt, trains, housebuilders, gambling

(ShareCast News) - The world's top financial watchdog has uncovered $14 trillion of global dollar debt hidden in derivatives and swap contracts, a startling sum that doubles the underlying levels of offshore dollar credit in the international system. The scale of this lending greatly increases the risk of a future funding crisis if inflation ever forces the US Federal Reserve to tighten hard, draining worldwide liquidity and potentially triggering a dollar surge. - Telegraph
[18 Sep '17 07:05]

Friday newspaper round-up: Sky, Sports Direct, Channel 4, RBS

(ShareCast News) - James Murdoch has warned the government not to turn its back on 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, claiming Brexit makes it more important than ever that the country attracts investment. Murdoch said he was looking forward to going through the regulatory process on the deal if the UK "truly is open for business", and defended his track record as chief executive and chairman of Sky, saying that "has to count for so
[15 Sep '17 07:26]

Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, pubs, Silicon Valley, Sky

(ShareCast News) - The UK will not water down rules to protect its financial services sector in the wake of Brexit, the chancellor said on Wednesday as he sent a message to his counterparts in the EU that he would not tolerate protectionist measures being imposed to lure business way. Philip Hammond also told his audience of financiers in a set-piece speech in the City that his priority was to devise policies that would allow the UK to retain its place as a leading global fin
[14 Sep '17 07:44]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Public pay, bank warning, Amazon, Brexit

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May's government faces months of strife over public sector pay after a decision to lift the 1% annual cap on increases was met with derision from Labour and renewed threats of strikes by trade unions. Following months of pressure over the issue, Downing Street simultaneously announced above 1% pay rises for police and prison officers in the last of the 2017-18 deals, and a wider commitment to "flexibility" for all public sector workers from next yea
[13 Sep '17 07:06]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit vote, defence plans, FOBTs, balance transfers

(ShareCast News) - Senior Tory MPs yesterday warned ministers that they would have to accept changes to their flagship Brexit legislation or face defeats when the bill returns to the Commons next month. Ministers last night won a comfortable victory at the European withdrawal bill's second reading, with seven Labour MPs joining the DUP in supporting the government and no Conservative MPs voting against it. After more than 13 hours of debate, the government secured a majority
[12 Sep '17 06:51]

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