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Vince Cable attacks excessive fat cat pay

Vince Cable attacks excessive fat cat pay

At his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, Business Secretary Vince Cable is today expected to say that shareholders should have more of a say when it comes to bonuses paid to executives. He is also expected to outline plans which will force firms to disclose their excessive pay packages. Mr Cable is expected [...]

David Cameron delivers speech at CBI annual conference

David Cameron delivers speech at CBI annual conference

Prime Minister David Cameron has delivered a speech today at the CBI’s annual conference and has outlined a “strategy for growth” for Britain’s private sector - just days after his Government unveiled its harsh Comprehensive Spending Review. The spending cuts introduced by the Coalition Government have received mixed responses; many have been critical of them [...]

Government withdraws investment for UK car industry

Government withdraws investment for UK car industry

Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned that the UK’s car industry will not receive any further funding from the Government. Mr Cable was speaking at a conference in London organised by trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, he said the industry is “incredibly important to the UK economy” and insisted [...]

US billionaire investor: Risk of European double-dip recession

US billionaire investor: Risk of European double-dip recession

Speaking at a banking conference in Vienna recently, US multi-billionaire investor George Soros said a double-dip recession cannot be ruled out. A so-called double-dip recession, whereby the economy goes into recession twice without having undergone a full recovery in between, is almost inevitable in Europe next year, as credit problems are forcing European countries to [...]

Bankers lambasted as unrepentant over crisis

Bankers lambasted as unrepentant over crisis

An ethical banking expert claimed this week that the mainstream banking sector has failed to show sufficient remorse for its role in the financial crisis. Charles Middleton, chief executive of the UK branch of ethical bank Triodos, said bank leaders have yet to take responsibility for their wrongdoings. Speaking ahead of a conference on ethical [...]

Radical conference considers zero-growth economy

Radical conference considers zero-growth economy

Delegates at a conference in London this week will consider the possibility of a zero-growth economy. The conference, organised by the Quakers, will look at “the connections between the global economy, people and the environment”, and will consider the links between unfettered economic growth and climate change. The global economy is nearly five times the [...]