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Chances of bookies regulating themselves properly? An outside bet! Chances of bookies regulating themselves properly? An outside bet! Kate

Is it a good bet to allow bookmakers to police their own advertising?

Some of the biggest players in the gambling industry are joining forces in a move that is being marketed as “promoting responsible gambling standards”. William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power have…
Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas or the ethical underpinning of self-regulation. Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas or the ethical underpinning of self-regulation. AAP/RSPCA

Ethics is a jealous God: self-regulation vs self-sacrifice

Late one night recently I got a very frustrated email from a close friend. He’d just spent the evening arguing with investors about whether they needed to take ethics into account in their investment decisions…
A Diamond in the rough: Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond bore the brunt of public anger over the LIBOR scandal. But attention should be paid to behaviour of regulatory authorities. A Diamond in the rough: Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond bore the brunt of public anger over the LIBOR scandal. But attention should be paid to behaviour of regulatory authorities. AAP

Gloom of the system: Barclays fallout highlights structural flaws in financial regulation

As the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Paul Tucker, prepares to give evidence to the Treasury Select Committee, he will be mindful of the insult thrown at Bob Diamond, the recently crestfallen…
If there are legitimate reasons for drug companies to gift doctors, then it should be disclosed. If there are legitimate reasons for drug companies to gift doctors, then it should be disclosed. Steven Depolo/Flickr

Gifts that keep on giving: pharma should disclose all links to doctors

How would you feel if your local GP or specialist was pocketing money from a drug company to promote its products? If your gut tells you that this falls squarely into the category of Very Bad Ideas then…
Sunbeds session pose a significant risk of developing melanomas that is completely avoidable. Sunbeds session pose a significant risk of developing melanomas that is completely avoidable. Froztbyte/Wikimedia Commons

Not a sunny outlook: tighter sunbed regulation is long overdue

Before she died in September 2007 of melanoma attributed to solarium tanning sessions, 26-year-old Clare Oliver waged a public campaign from her hospital bed to raise awareness of the risks of using sunbeds…

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