The FT leads with a report that Gordon Brown is set to raise annual spending on the National He...
The FT leads with a report that Gordon Brown is set to raise annual spending on the National Health Service by up to £18bn within three years in his Budget next Wednesday. He will also make a broader commitment to meet the NHS's needs over 20 years.
The FT also writes that the EU is considering plans to strengthen its financial rules to protect European markets against the fallout from another Enron-type scandal and the US controversy over analysts' independence. EU finance ministers will on Saturday discuss the implication of Enron's collapse for EU markets at their meeting in the Spanish city of Oviedo.
The governor of the Bank of England has sent a strongly reassuring message to borrowers by hinting clearly that he is in no hurry to raise interest rates notes the FT.
The Telegraph says the two-year downward spiral in Vodafone's share price has focused attention on analysts covering the stock, who almost universally have rated the mobile phone giant a buy all the way down.
Legal & General bucked the downward trend in the Individual Savings Account season by increasing quarterly sales of Isas and unit trusts by 74%, it announced yesterday reports the Telegraph.
The Telegraph also says Lord Newby has urged the Financial Services Authority to "act urgently to institute enforcement proceedings" against companies "they believe may have acted improperly" in the split capital trust sector.
The Times writes that Lloyds TSB's plans to attract investment business from up to 250,000 affluent customers were in disarray last night after it closed Create, its new wealth management business.
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