10 things we learned this week

Why War & Peace has nothing on US banking legislation, Lloyds' PPI bill, UK rules on driverless cars.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 01 Aug 2014

1. The US' Dodd Frank Act, designed to prevent another financial crisis, is accompanied by 14,000 pages of regulation

2. Well, Lloyds has been naughty: its £10bn PPI bill makes up just under half of the £23bn in total UK banks have set aside to pay disgruntled customers

3. Until now (or, actually, January), driverless cars haven't been allowed on the UK's roads

4. There are still Hollywood directors shooting films on, er, film

5. India has more female chief executives in its top companies than anywhere else

6. Barclays shareholders are surprisingly forgiving

7. We knew Aldi and Lidl were doing well - but not this well

8. The official price tag of one of London's architectural icons is £640m

9. Earlier this year, BSkyB followed in the footsteps of Facebook by buying a stake in a virtual reality company

10. Tesla reckons the French and Germans are too 'patriotic' when it comes to car-buying


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