News Headlines - 20 December 2012

Abe Needs to Show Bank of Japan Who's Boss - WSJ.com

Mr. Abe's problem is the Bank of Japan Governor, Masaaki Shirakawa, who has long been keen not only to preserve the central bank's independence but also to demonstrate its independence. The end result is that for the last few years Mr. Shirakawa has frequently been reluctant to introduce the aggressive easing of monetary policy that the politicians have wanted.

Plebgate: 30 police officers now working on investigation - Scotsman.com

At LEAST 30 police officers are now working on the Met’s investigation into allegations that a police officer falsely claimed to have witnessed the “Plebgate” row that led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as Conservative chief whip.

BBC News - Jimmy Savile scandal: Media reaction to BBC Pollard Review

An inquiry into why Newsnight dropped its investigation into the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse claims has been critical of the BBC. The Pollard Review found there was "chaos and confusion" in the handling of the shelved report, although there was no cover-up.

UBS Libor case uncovers tangled web of bank-broker relations | The Guardian

Regulators publish emails showing scale of rigging of Libor rates before and during the 2008 financial crisis

Government to fund legal bill for Hillsborough families - Channel 4 News

The Government will fund legal representation for the families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster at the planned new inquests into their deaths.








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