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15/03/2013
Bank chief says UK recovery in sight; O2 Arena off the market; JP Morgan accused of hiding losses from regulators.

Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said that the recovery in Britain is ‘in sight’ and that there has been ‘good progress’ made towards a new, sustainable economy, according to The Telegraph.

Anschutz Entertainment Group, the owner of the O2 Arena in London, has pulled the venue off the market after receiving offers more than $1.0bn less than it expected, according to The Times.

The Times reports that Jamie Dimon, the frontman of US banking giant JPMorgan Chase, allegedly lied to the US government and tried to hide trading losses from regulators. The paper says that the Senate Investigation Committee’s report into the “London Whale” losses places much of the blame on the Chief Executive, as the company “dodged federal regulators and misled the public by hiding losses, by mismarking credit derivatives’ values”.

The Financial Times says that the Japanese parliament has approved the nominations for the top three jobs at the Bank of Japan, appointing Haruhiko Kuroda as Governor. The move “usher[s] in a new era of more aggressive monetary easing in the world’s third-largest economy”, the paper writes.

The European Central Bank (ECB) needs 800 additional staff, raising its current workforce by more than half, to fulfil its new position as the supervisor of 6,000 banks in the Eurozone, writes The Telegraph.

 

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