Letters: Food for thought on poor nutrition

Financial speculation in commodity markets is a significant factor in rising food prices, and a contributor to the three price spikes in the last five years (Britain in nutritional recession as rising prices take toll on diet, 19 November). Proposals for regulations to curb speculation on food are on the table at the EU and […]


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Letters: Politics and the role of lobbying

The revelation that the British financial services industry is lobbying (City’s lobbying bill revealed, 10 July) should come as no surprise in a nation where lobbying operates as a necessary and integral part of the democratic process. The City and its regulatory framework are rightly subjected to key political decisions. So it is absolutely essential […]


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Barclays caps bonuses at £65,000 but investors say it’s ‘business as usual’

• Association of British Insurers attacks bonus levels• Annual bonuses for top executives down 48% on 2010• Profits fall 3% to £5.9bn• Bob Diamond’s bonus could be £900,000• Return on equity down to 6.6% for 2011• BarCap revenue and profits down Barclays was on a collision course with its shareholders on Friday despite the bank’s […]


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