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March 14 The following are the top stories on
the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not
verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* The Bank of England has been plunged into crisis by the
resignation of its deputy governor, Charlotte Hogg, following
withering criticism from members of parliament over a perceived
conflict of interest concerning her brother.
* Transport Secretary Chris Grayling suggested that
first-class carriages could be scrapped on busy commuter trains
under radical plans to ease overcrowding on the rail network.
* GlaxoSmithKline's new chief executive, Emma
Walmsley, will be paid 25 percent less than her predecessor,
Andrew Witty. Walmsley will be paid about 8.8 million pounds a
year compared to Witty's 11.6 million pounds a year.
* David Abraham is to stand down as chief executive of
Channel 4 after seven years. Abraham is understood to already
have preparations in place to launch his own venture next year.
* Christine Lagarde has signalled that the International
Monetary Fund will upgrade its UK growth forecasts next month,
as she said the global economy was gathering momentum.
* Macquarie has sold off its final stake in Thames
Water, bringing an end to the Australian investment bank's 11
years of investment.
* Two dozen Conservative members of parliament are
understood to be under police investigation over claims they
overspent on their local campaigns during the 2015 general
election in which spending limits are tight.
* Cosmetics and perfume company Coty has announced
plans to close a UK factory affecting 400 jobs, months after it
took over the plant from former owner Procter & Gamble. bit.ly/2mXNN20
* Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a
direct challenge to Theresa May, pointing out that she was voted
in on a clear manifesto commitment to Scottish independence but
that the prime minister "is not yet elected by anyone". ind.pn/2njcebh
(Compiled by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra