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    1. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2014

      Revisiting the estate agents, a tax on all your houses

      The Office of Fair Trading is still considering the results of its consultation on the UK lettings market, and the results...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2013

      Double Foxtons

      How many estate agents can the capital handle? We wonder because it turns out that Foxton’s plans to double in size, again,...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2013

      How to dodge the money laundering police

      Buy UK property, we suspect. When it comes to money laundering, the estate agency sector in the UK is regulated by the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2012

      Weekend news catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, - Hammerson’s £500m office portfolio up for sale - ...

    3. February 16, 2012

      OFT threatens UK banks with forced break-up

      UK banks face the threat of forced break-up unless they take significant steps to improve competition and transparency for...

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2011

      Imperial Tobacco's penalty quashed

      Imperial Tobacco has had a £112m ($174.5m) fine quashed in a significant blow to the Office of Fair Trading following a...

    5. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Office of Fair Trading to investigate motor insurance market — statement. - Home...

    6. FT Alphaville

      August 15, 2011

      Weekend catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Shell oil leak at North Sea platform: The...

    7. FT Alphaville

      August 2, 2011

      BA risks doubling of OFT fine

      British Airways could see a doubling of the £121.5m fine imposed on it by the Office of Fair Trading for conspiring to fix...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 25, 2011

      Newsagents press for market inquiry

      Newsagents in the UK are calling on regulators to open a fresh investigation into a newspaper distribution market they...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2011

      Can-kicking in the UK - BSkyB edition [updated]

      And you thought kicking the can down the road was something they only did in continental Europe. Wrong. The UK government is...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 24, 2011

      The UK is concerned about banks that warehouse commodities

      Yikes. This is hot off the wire on Tuesday: RTRS-UK GOVT COMMITTEE SAYS IT BRINGS ACTIVITIES OF LARGE DEALERS ON  LONDON...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2011

      UK watchdog eyes ‘Big Four’ auditors

      The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has warned that competition concerns over the UK audit market are serious enough to warrant...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2011

      News Corp nears BSkyB solution

      News Corp is nearing an agreement with UK regulators to address concerns about its £13.2bn bid for satellite broadcaster...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 25, 2011

      All we are saying, is give Murdoch a chance

      Amazing. Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has decided to bend over backwards to...

    14. Westminster Blog

      October 14, 2010

      Quango reform will take time

      The document on quango reform reveals further details about the reasoning behind why some bodies are being axed and others...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2010

      OFT faces merger in ‘quangos bonfire’

      Britain’s competition regime is to be revamped in a shake-up under which the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition...

    16. FT Tech Hub

      September 16, 2010

      UK's Project Canvas opens up as YouView

      YouView is finally open. The BBC-led internet-TV consortium, formerly known as Project Canvas, is open for business, open...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2010

      News Corp's long wait

      Chase Carey, News Corporation’s chief operating officer, reckons regulators could clear a bid for satellite broadcaster...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2010

      Vickers to review UK banks

      Sir John Vickers, former head of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading and a consumer champion, has been appointed to lead a...

    19. Money Supply

      June 16, 2010

      Profile: Sir John Vickers

      Sir John Vickers has just been confirmed as head of the Independent Banking Commission Sir John Vickers is warden of All...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2010

      Osborne to warn banks

      George Osborne will use the UK chancellor’s annual Mansion House speech to send a tough message to big banks, reports the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Some home truths on oil for the president BP’s...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2010

      Equity underwriting fees and the OFT

      It’s not a full blown investigation (yet) but… The Office of Fair Trading has confirmed on Thursday morning that it plans to...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2010

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - BP says not aware of any reason for the fall in its share price during US trading...

    24. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2010

      OFT takes on the investment banks

      This could be interesting: the Office of Fair Trading is set to launch an investigation into the big investment banks. From...

    25. Westminster Blog

      May 31, 2010

      Who are Britain's most highly-paid civil servants?

      The government today (Tuesday) releases a list of the 172 civil servants who earn more than £150,000 a year. Some of it is...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2010

      Virgin Atlantic accused of price fixing

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline moved to defend its reputation amid accusations of conspiring with a rival to...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2010

      RBS fined £28m for sharing data

      Royal Bank of Scotland was fined £28.6m on Tuesday for breaking competition law in the first big case brought against a...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2010

      RBS receives record fine for loan pricing collusion

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £28.59m by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading after admitting breaches of competition...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2010

      OFT IB fees probe set to alarm City

      Investment banks are facing an imminent inquiry into the fees they charge clients, the chairman of the Office of Fair...

    30. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2010

      Lebedev, IN&M near deal

      Alexander Lebedev, owner of the London Evening Standard newspaper, and Independent News & Media have approached the UK’s...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2010

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - AstraZeneca settles transfer pricing dispute with HMRC, to pay £505m – statement -...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2010

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Autonomy full-year adjusted EPS rises 42 per cent – statement. - Evolution Group...

    33. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2009

      Call off the search, Sports Direct edition

      It’s over. After a two and half year search, the UK’s biggest sports retailer has finally found someone brave enough to take...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2009

      A radically changed media landscape?

      ITV says it welcomes Tuesday’s provisional report from the Competition Commission and its recognition of the case for the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2009

      Lunch Wrap

      On FT Alphaville Friday morning, - The unloved dollar and other currencies. - Leverage ratios are the new VaR? - The new...

    36. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2009

      UK's JJB, Sports Direct, raided in probe

      The offices of JJB and Sports Direct were raided on Thursday as part of an investigation over possible price fixing and...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2009

      Welcome to the world of sporting retail...

      … in the UK. If maverick businessman Mike Ashley – he’s the one the right – needed something to take his mind off the...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 7, 2009

      Kradbury: More hot chocolate

      Cadbury shares burst through the 800p level this morning, with much chatter in the market over whether Nestle could launch a...

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