RBS should still be proud to be global

UK taxpayers and the politicians that represent them have many good reasons to be angry at the management of the Royal Bank of Scotland — now that they control a majority of the bank, the extent of RBS’s losses affects them too. But nationalistic carping at the bank’s global lending businesses is a travesty of the truth.

  • 20 Jan 2009
As EuroWeek warned at the time, there was no doubt that from the minute the bank was partially nationalised, RBS’s lending strategy was going to attract a great deal of negative scrutiny. With the UK economy withering by the minute, the question of whether a government-controlled RBS should ...

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