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Former Bank of England deputy earns knighthood

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Paul Tucker, the former deputy governor of the Bank of England, is among several figures from the world of finance to receive a knighthood in the New Year honours list, despite claims that he was involved in the Libor interest-rate fixing scandal.

RBS and the Mad Rush To Privatisation

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"People put their money in. I want them to get their money out," said David Cameron on Thursday, apparently endorsing the view that the public is more interested in getting its money back from Royal Bank of Scotland than seeing the bank privatised as soon as possible.

Bank of England Governor Race Suggests Paul Tucker's Luck Is In

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In terms of gender balance at the top, the Bank of England is as bad as UK plc. The nine members of the monetary policy committee (MPC) are all men, as are the 11 members of the financial policy committee (FPC). Threadneedle Street has three governors and 10 other executive directors, of whom only one – the HR boss, Catherine Brown – is a woman. Lady Rice is the only non-male among the dozen members of the Bank's court of governors.

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