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Thursday newspaper round-up: Retirement, Centrica boss, energy prices

2 days ago

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - Millions of people in their late 30s and early 40s look set to have to work for an extra year after an official review recommended pushing up the state pension age (SPA) more quickly than previously planned. The independent report said the SPA should rise to 68 by 2039 instead of 2046. It also recommended that the state pension "triple lock" is withdrawn in the next parliament. - Guardian

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Thursday newspaper round-up: Retirement, Centrica boss, energy prices

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - Millions of people in their late 30s and early 40s look set to have to work for an extra year after an official review recommended pushing up the state pension age (SPA) more quickly than previously planned. The independent report said the SPA should rise to 68 by 2039 instead of 2046. It also recommended that the state pension "triple lock" is withdrawn in the next parliament. - Guardian 2 days ago

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Laundering, insurance claims, Le Pen, Dowson

Oliver Haill

(ShareCast News) - Britain's high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal. HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among 17 banks based in the UK, or with branches here, that are facing questions over what they knew about the international scheme and why they did not turn away suspicious money transfers. - Guardian 4 days ago

Monday newspaper round-up: Banking regulations, investing boost, Bovis, water deals

Oliver Haill

(ShareCast News) - Ministers from the world's leading economies have agreed to review banking regulations in a move that could start to unpick reforms made since the financial crisis. The decision was taken at the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Baden-Baden, Germany, over the weekend. - The Times 5 days ago

Sunday newspaper round-up: Unilever, BoE, SSE, Pound

Alexander Bueso

(ShareCast News) - Unilever is preparing a 6bn sale of brands including Flora and Stork as part of its response to the ill-fated takeover bid from Kraft Heinz. Chief executive Paul Polman will unveil a slew of cost-cutting and restructuring measures next month following shareholder pressure prompted by the unwanted $143bn (115.3bn) bid from the American food giant. The bid fell apart amid trenchant opposition from Unilever's board. A strategic review, which the board had already started, is now being accelerated. Polman is expected to earmark the sale of the margarine and spreads business as one of a number of possible responses. - The Sunday Times 6 days ago

Friday newspaper round-up: May gets tough, consumer spending, Lloyds, Google

Oliver Haill

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May stepped up the pressure on Nicola Sturgeon, accusing the SNP leader of forcing a "fundamentally unfair" independence referendum that would damage Brexit negotiations. In an article for The Times, the prime minister toughens her stance against starting talks over a second independence vote before spring 2019 - the timetable set out by Ms Sturgeon in a surprise announcement this week. 8 days ago

Thursday newspaper round-up: Energy companies, money laundering, tech giants

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - Energy companies are braced for a sharp political backlash on Thursday as MPs debate plans to intervene in energy tariff pricing to protect consumers who are slow to switch. Fifty MPs have backed calls from John Penrose, a Conservative former minister, demanding "immediate action" from Government to ease the pressure on 20 million households which are on standard energy tariffs. - Telegraph 9 days ago

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