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Vodafone to offer 16 weeks paid maternity leave

Foot In Mouth

Vodafone has introduced a mandatory minimum maternity policy that requires all 30 of its globally operating companies to offer at least 16 weeks of fully paid leave to expectant mothers, even in countries like the US that have no paid leave requirements.

Who is the new CEO at C Suisse ?

Tidjane Thiam

Barely an hour after the appointment of Tidjane Thiam at Credit Suisse, industry experts were already extolling the benefits he could bring.

Commerzbank said poised to settle sanctions investigations


Commerzbank is poised to put a half-decade of legal woes behind it as it prepares to settle parallel U.S. investigations into sanctions violations and allegations about the bank’s role in one of Japan’s biggest accounting scandals, according to two people familiar with the matter.



RBS building

RBS board survives revolt over pay

The board of Royal Bank of Scotland survived a potential shareholder revolt over executive pay packages yesterday, but warned of continued difficult times ahead as the loss-making bank continues to look to slash costs.