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Economic recovery slow to take root for some in UK

HUCKNALL, England (Reuters) - Britain's fledgling economic recovery is reaching at least some people in this former mining town in the country's Midlands.Full story

UK backs proposals to shake up banking standards

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will adopt a raft of proposals aimed at raising standards at banks following a string of scandals, including the threat of prison for reckless bosses and greater scope to claw back bonuses and pensions. Full story

Column: Who will get credit for Britain's economic turnaround?

(Reuters) - Mark Carney, the former head of the Bank of Canada who has just taken over as governor of the Bank of England, presided Thursday over his first monthly meeting of Britain's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The meeting produced no change in monetary policy, yet Carney is already being hai Full story

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