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British regulator warns payday lenders over loans and compensation

Oct 15 2018

LONDON Britain's financial regulator has fired a warning shot at payday lenders amid a rise in complaints about unaffordable loans and following the collapse of Wonga earlier this year.

UPDATE 1-British regulator warns payday lenders over loans and compensation

Oct 15 2018

LONDON, Oct 15 Britain's financial regulator has fired a warning shot at payday lenders amid a rise in complaints about unaffordable loans and following the collapse of Wonga earlier this year.

Patisserie Valerie owner warns of collapse without urgent capital injection

Oct 11 2018

LONDON The owner of Britain's Patisserie Valerie café chain warned on Thursday that it is in danger of collapse if it cannot urgently raise capital after discovering a potential accounting fraud.

UPDATE 2-Patisserie Valerie owner warns of collapse without urgent capital injection

Oct 11 2018

* CFO suspended and trading in shares halted (Recasts and adds background)

Patisserie Valerie finds accounting errors, suspends CFO

Oct 10 2018

The owner of British café chain Patisserie Valerie was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday after discovering accounting irregularities and that tax authorities were pursuing its main trading arm for more than 1 million pounds ($1.3 million).

UPDATE 2-Patisserie Valerie finds accounting errors, suspends CFO

Oct 10 2018

* London-listed shares suspended (Recasts with tax authority petition)

Britain's RPC gives rival suitors Apollo and Bain more time to bid

Oct 08 2018

LONDON Plastic packaging maker RPC Group said on Monday that it had given two private equity firms that are considering rival takeover offers more time to make bids.

Stada, buyout funds in race for Bristol-Myers' French business: sources

Oct 08 2018

LONDON German generic drugmaker Stada is vying with a group of European buyout funds for control of Bristol-Myers Squibb's French over-the-counter drugs business, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Stada, buyout funds in race for Bristol-Myers' French business - sources

Oct 08 2018

LONDON, Oct 8 German generic drugmaker Stada is vying with a group of European buyout funds for control of Bristol-Myers Squibb's French over-the-counter drugs business, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Consortium including billionaire Whittaker eyes possible bid for Intu

Oct 04 2018

LONDON A consortium including British billionaire John Whittaker and Canada's Brookfield Asset Management is considering a bid for Intu Properties , the 2 billion-pound ($2.6 billion) shopping center owner.

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