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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Bank of Scotland, Washington Post, BP

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06/08/2013
Regulator uncovers Bank of Scotland fax blunder; Amazon's Bezos to buy the Washington Post; BP could face $29m in fines.

The Information Commissioner’s office has found private details of dozens of Bank of Scotland customers, including bank statements and passport copies, were repeatedly faxed to wrong numbers for four years, The Times revealed.

Washington Post reporters say they were “stunned” to hear that the newspaper was being sold to Jeff Bezos, Amazon Chief Executive, for $250m, according to the Financial Times.

The International Monetary Fund has warned that it sees no end to the French jobless crisis this decade as the country’s reforms do not go deep enough to halt long-term decline, The Telegraph reported.

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, will lay out a new guidance for setting interest rates on Wednesday, The Guardian unveiled.

Waitrose has bought The Good Food Guide, a restaurant guide founded by Communist and social historian Raymond Postgate, from the consumer group Which?, The Times said.

US energy regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has threatened BP with fines of nearly $29m over allegations of manipulating the natural gas market, The Independent revealed.

Sony has turned down activist investor Daniel Loeb’s proposal to spin off part of its entertainment group after its board unanimously voted against the plan, the Financial Times reported.

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