'I have not applied', O’Neill said in an e-mail Monday.'I don’t think it was appropriate for me to apply. I have an important job'.
Bloomberg reports that candidates to replace Mervyn King as chief of the U.K. central bank have until 8.30 a.m. in London to express their interest to the Treasury after it advertised the position in the Economist magazine. King is scheduled to leave the bank in June 2013.
In the meantime Bloomberg reports that HSBC removed activists who converged for a second night on its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, a month after the Occupy Central protesters were evicted from the plaza on the ground floor of the building.
The gatherers were trying to screen movies that criticize banks as part of the Social Movement Film Festival, according to the organizer’s website. Security personnel dragged activists off the plaza. They were 'illegally staging an occupation', according to an e-mailed statement from bank spokesman Gareth Hewett at around 8:30 p.m. local time Sunday.
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