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Auditors face probe over client assets

Tuesday, 5th October 2010

Two of the big four audit firms are under investigation by the industry's disciplinary body as a result of a wide-ranging Financial Services Authority crackdown on the protection of client assets. The Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) yesterday said it had begun a second probe into Ernst & Young's role as auditor to Lehman Brothers International (Europe) – the bank whose collapse in September 2008 triggered a global financial meltdown.

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Investment insider: London stock market is a good bet when UK economy is slow

Sunday 19th September 2010

The outlook for the UK economy is far from rosy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission reckon that growth will slow next year.

And many of Britain's directors are not confident about the outlook for their businesses.

It seems that speculation over the severity of the Government's austerity measures has spooked them. So, as businesses invest less, scale back expansion and curtail hiring new staff, the UK economy could quickly lose momentum.

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World economy: The billion-pound punt

Frday 24th September 2010

The way some economists talk about it, you might think that the future of the world economy rests on a cruise ship. But the QE2 getting central bankers and City types excited will not be setting sail from Southampton any time soon. No, what they're referring to is another round of quantitative easing, or pumping billions into financial markets in order to jumpstart an economy stuck in a rut.

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Banking commission promises to ask 'hard questions'

Friday, 24th September 2010

Sir John Vickers today outlined plans for a much deeper and wider investigation into the UK banking business than had been anticipated, setting out a wide range of options that could force big banks to split in two and separate their "casino" arms and high street businesses or cause banks such as Lloyds to be dismantled.

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New 50p Tax affects 280,000

Thurs 6th May, 2010

More than 280,000 people will be forced to pay the new 50p rate of income tax in 2010/11, according to a report in the Telegraph.

 

The paper says official figures disclosed last night show HMRC expects to collect an additional £10bn in income tax, with £9bn of that coming from those on wages above £40,000.

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AirPlus and Invapay Announce Partnership

March 26, 2010

AirPlus International, the award winning travel payment provider, and Invapay Payment Solutions, a payment solutions specialist, have formed a partnership offering an innovative Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) product for both private and public sector organisations, called The AirPlus Invapay Settlement Solution. The new product will be available to AirPlus’ UK customers from the end of June, 2010.

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