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Osborne Warns of Skidding Economy – Wall Street Journal

Article Excerpt Osborne Warns of Skidding Economy BY AINSLEY THOMSON, PAUL HANNON AND JASON DOUGLAS LONDON—U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne said that economic growth would be much slower than expected and his government would have to borrow almost £60 billion ($90.6 billion) more than planned over coming years, an admission likely to fuel growing criticism […]

UK Osborne: To Introduce ‘Generous’ New Shale Gas Tax Regime – Wall Street Journal

Email Newsletters and Alerts The latest news and analysis delivered to your in-box. Check the boxes below to sign up. New! To sign up for Keyword or Symbol Alerts click here. To view or change all of your email settings, visit the Email Setup Center. UK Osborne: To Introduce ‘Generous’ New Shale Gas Tax Regime […]

Cyprus’s problems bear no relation to austerity in the UK – The Guardian

As the chorus of voices demanding a change of course from our chancellor continues to grow, in both size and intensity, Treasury sources are preparing the nation for yet another round of the familiar refrain “we are having to make difficult decisions”; the implication being that the difficulty of a decision is a self-evident indication […]

UK stocks wobble; budget, BOE are highlights – MarketWatch

UK stocks wobble; budget, BOE are highlights – MarketWatch

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.K. stocks erased gains in afternoon action on Wednesday, as investors digested the details of the 2013 U.K. budget, including a cut in […]

Call it Cammie Mae? Osborne gets UK to back mortgages – MarketWatch (blog)

Call it Cammie Mae? Osborne gets UK to back mortgages – MarketWatch (blog)

As part of the budget, British Chancellor George Osborne said the government will put 3.5 billion pounds ($5.3 billion) into home-buying support programs as well as a program to guarantee up to 130 billion pounds of mortgages with 5% down payments over three years. Bloomberg George Osborne For a country that unlike the U.S. […]

BlackBerry 10 suffers security approval setback by UK gov’t – ZDNet

BlackBerry 10 software fails to meet the UK government’s strict security requirements for confidential data sharing, while Apple’s iPhone and iPad have. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) The UK government has deemed BlackBerry 10 not as secure as previous iterations of the smartphone platform, and has rejected it from essential public sector […]

why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis? – The Guardian

When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied by his management, but it would have been understandable if he had. Most of last […]

UK unemployment rises to 2.52m – BBC News

UK unemployment rises to 2.52m – BBC News

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UK games industry showing slight signs of recovery – Joystiq

UK Games Industry Returns to Growth TIGA, the trade association representing the games industry, published research today which showed that employment in the UK games development sector grew by 4 per cent in 2012, ending a three year decline in employment. Annual investment by studios rose from £411 million to £427 million between 2011 and […]

BlackBerry 10 deemed not secure enough by UK – CNET

BlackBerry 10 deemed not secure enough by UK – CNET

The BlackBerry Z10. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) Despite BlackBerry’s focus on security with its upcoming Z10 and Q10 smartphones, the company has been dealt a blow by the U.K. government. According to The Guardian, the U.K.’s Computer Experts Security Group has deemed the devices not secure enough for sensitive government work. Earlier iterations of BlackBerry phones […]