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Lawrence White

With guts and Gats, Wales eye first World Cup win

13 Sep 2019

LONDON Wales cemented their position as genuine World Cup contenders last month when they beat England to top the World Rugby rankings for the first time, capping an impressive run this year that also included a Six Nations Grand Slam.

Upset-merchant Gatland eyes one last heist with Wales

13 Sep 2019

LONDON George W. Bush was the U.S. President, the Beijing Olympics were months away and Lehman Brothers was still solvent when Warren Gatland unveiled his debut coaching selection for Wales in the 2008 Six Nations against England.

HSBC seeks to reassure staff after report of retail business sale: union

12 Sep 2019

PARIS/LONDON Management of HSBC in France on Thursday denied a media report that it plans to sell underperforming retail banking operations in the country, a union source told Reuters, as it tried to reassure 8,000 local staff.

UPDATE 4-Lloyds and Barclays hit by $4 bln insurance mis-selling claims

09 Sep 2019

* Lloyds suspends 2019 share buyback, scraps 2019 ROTE target

'Have a great day!' - robohelp leaves banking fraud victims cold

04 Sep 2019

LONDON "Have a great day!" was not the way Gavin Rennick expected 'Zlatan', an agent for his bank, Revolut, to end their instant messaging chat about the 46,000 pounds ($56,470) scammers had stolen from his account in just 24 hours.

Coach Schmidt bemoans Ireland 'malaise'

24 Aug 2019

LONDON Ireland coach Joe Schmidt lambasted his players for missing 34 tackles and looking sluggish in defence after they were thrashed 57-15 by England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Rugby-Coach Schmidt bemoans Ireland 'malaise'

24 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 24 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt lambasted his players for missing 34 tackles and looking sluggish in defence after they were thrashed 57-15 by England at Twickenham on Saturday.

UK competition watchdog reprimands RBS, Santander over PPI procedures

23 Aug 2019

LONDON Britain's competition watchdog has ordered Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander to appoint auditors to check how they remind customers who have payment protection insurance (PPI), amid a mis-selling scandal over the policies.

Barclays ends partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources

14 Aug 2019

LONDON Barclays is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe.

Barclays no longer banking Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase- sources

14 Aug 2019

* Banks tread carefully in crypto world amid regulatory concerns

World News

Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.