Feb 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
HSBC is expected to unveil its highest profits since the onset of the financial crisis on Monday, fuelled by a surge in mortgage lending as the UK’s economic recovery gathers pace.
National Insurance, a 100-year old charge on employers and employees, will be renamed “earnings tax”, the Chancellor has signalled.
David Cameron will use his first ever cabinet meeting in Scotland to promise a revolution in North Sea oil and gas extraction worth up to 200 billion pounds over two decades - but that this will only be affordable if the union stays together.
SCANDAL OF EUROPE‘S 11 MILLION EMPTY HOMES
More than 11 million homes lie empty across Europe - enough to house all of the continent’s homeless twice over - according to figures collated by the Guardian from across the EU.
The Governor of the Bank of England warned last night that banks have to stop refusing to follow new international rules on capital and liquidity.
The government is to make fund managers reveal the details of costs and charges for almost all pensions in Britain.
HSBC is to hand its chief executive a bonus of 1.8 million pounds as part of a 7 million pound-plus overall pay deal for 2013, Europe’s largest bank will disclose on Monday.
Nokia X Android Smartphone Set For Launch
Nokia’s first Android smartphone is expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.