Lloyds is expected to report a sharp rise in profit in its first-half results, due in August, which would raise hopes it can start paying dividends again in 2014 and increase its attractiveness to investors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain will start selling its shares in Lloyds Banking Group to pension funds and insurers later this year, rejecting interest from private equity an(...)

Piata Unirii Square and fountain with Palace of Parliament in the background, Bucharest, Romania Piata Unirii Square in Bucharest, Romania . . . a four-day drive from France. Photograph: Peter Adams/Getty
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