Banks, Beaches and Brazilians

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has agreed to tighten the rules so banks will have to keep sturdy assets to offset their risks - but not until 2018. A wise decision or just self-interest? Economist Professor Charles Goodhart analyses the detail.
As the clean-up from the Gulf oil spill continues, Steve Evans speaks to Archie Smith, chief executive of Oil Spill Response, to get the industry's take on the whole sticky mess. He says the beaches are surprsingly clean.
And with the South African dust barely settled on the footballers' boots, David Goldblatt looks ahead to Brazil's preparations for hosting the 2014 World Cup.

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Fri 30 Jul 2010 07:32 GMT

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