Mindful Money’s news round-up: Friday 10th June 2011

10th June 2011

Story of the day:

From the Independent, The announcement of new and, for the most part, substantially lower feed-in tariffs for solar-power projects will come to be seen as another black mark on the Coalition Government's record on climate change – and a huge missed opportunity.

Britain's solar industry feels the cold chill of government rejection

And the best of the rest:

The Guardian is discussing the super injunctions, Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), could not have expected to keep an alleged affair with a colleague concealed by the use of privacy injunctions because the nature of his job meant there was a public interest in his relationships, a judge has said.

Fred Goodwin told by judge details of his affair were in the public interest

Also from the Guardian, The world's four largest grain traders, responsible for the vast majority of global corn, soya and wheat trading and processing, have been accused of large-scale tax evasion in a landmark series of cases being brought against them by the Argentinian government.

Argentina accuses world's largest grain traders of huge tax evasion

The Telegraph are discussing tax evasion as well, The taxman is thought to have clawed back nearly £500m in unpaid tax as a result of over 50,000 voluntary disclosures from professionals including doctors and plumbers. It is investigating a further 3,000 leads on top of the criminal investigations.

HMRC opens 16 criminal cases over tax evasion

Reuters are saying, Three months after the triple whammy of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster rocked Japan's economy, some investors and analysts are beginning to sense it may be time to return.

Time for investors to return to Japan?

Also in Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank

Clinton in talks about World Bank move

On the BBC News, Nominations close later for the post of head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde tipped for the job.

France's Lagarde still favourite as IMF nominations due

This is Money are reporting, Companies, as well as charities and public sector bodies, will be paid bounties of £4,000 to £13,700 for every unemployed person they get into long-term work.

Firms to get £13,700 bounty to hire jobless

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