Professor Moorad Choudhry, Author Of The Principles Of Banking
21:55, 19 October 2014
10:06, 20 October 2014
Tough times: Current Bank boss Mark CarneyThe Bank of England was originally set up to help the sovereign raise funds to wage war against the French.Its role then changed to the one that is generally understood today – as guarantor of the country’s currency and as supervisor of its banks.A more modern vogue is that of conducting monetary policy. These are quite distinct roles,...
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09:10, 20 October 2014
09:33, 20 October 2014
08:45 The Footsie fell back in opening deals, failing to extend the previous session's sharp rebound despite strong gains by the US on Friday and Asian stocks overnight, after robust US macro data helped soothe worries over the pace of global growth, with a reversal by banking stocks a drag.In early trading, the FTSE 100 index was down 16.9 points at 6,293.4, having closed 1.85 percent or 114.38 points...
Pompey’s under-performing players have been told they face the axe against Stevenage tomorrow night.
Andy Awford has vowed to ring the changes in the aftermath of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Bury.The Blues boss will also reassess his often-criticised wing-back system for the League Two visit of Graham Westley’s side to Fratton Park.The recently-favoured 3-5-2 formation failed in the first-half at Gigg Lane and was replaced with a 4-4-2 diamond after the break.Awford’s men have won just one of their past nine league matches to leave...
Forecasters say the south should escape the worst of the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo later today.
The remains of the hurrican will arrive in Britain today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.A low level “yellow” weather warning has been issued by the forecaster for tomorrow when the storm is predicted to cause the most disruption, particularly to travel.Gales of up to 60mph and heavy rain will move eastwards for...
While others declined the dubious honour, Ricky Holmes stuck his hand up when it mattered at Gigg Lane.
The job on offer was to speak to the gathered media after the Bury defeat.Given a free choice, he’d probably have happily given it a miss. But it says much for him that he didn’t refuse his duties.Some critics will always believe players shouldn’t do interviews after a defeat of that nature and instead do their talking on the pitch.Others argue that someone should front up and...
The ship’s company of the Portsmouth-based destroyer travelled to Coventry for a four-day visit to the city.The commanding officer of HMS Diamond, Lieutenant Commander Alexander Meyer said: ‘It was a huge honour for HMS Diamond to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Coventry. ‘I speak for myself and my crew when I say that we are especially proud of our many links to the city.’ Original link...
Peter Campbell for the Daily Mail
07:17, 20 October 2014
07:35, 20 October 2014
The campaign to make corporations’ tax affairs more transparent has received a boost after a FTSE 100 firm vowed to be completely open about its finances.Energy giant SSE will today become the first big company in Britain to qualify for the ‘Fair Tax Mark’, which was launched earlier this year to encourage firms to disclose whether they use tax havens or avoidance schemes.The company paid £430m of...
A HALLOWEEN fun day is raising money for a disabled children’s charity.
The Witches and Whizzards family fun day is being organised by Whizz-Kidz – a charity that provides disabled children with wheelchairs that fit their active needs.The event will include Halloween-themed face painting and cake stalls as well as music from Express FM, a bouncy castle and a scary fancy dress competition.There will also be a raffle with prizes including a stay at Old Thorns Manor Hotel, a games console, tickets for family days...
FAULTY ovens resulted in two flat fires and call-outs for the fire service.
Firefighters were called to a fire at 7.45pm on Saturday, after a faulty electric oven caught fire. Residents of five flats in Waverley Road, Southsea, were evacuated while the fire on the first floor was put out. Later that evening at 9.45pm, firefighters were called to a flat in Cumberland Street, Portsea, after an isolator socket for an oven caught light on the fourth floor. Firefighters reminded people of the importance of...
Hundreds of intrepid runners tackled mud, woods and hills yesterday in a fight to be crowned champion of a tough six mile Huddersfield race.Dave Watson stole the show at the Dyson Wood Woodland Challenge after taking only 35 minutes 59 seconds to sprint through the course, beating 359 rivals to gold.His was just one of many impressive attempts at the event which has notched up a gear after entries into the race went up by 85 people on last year.And entrants were all...