Jun 20th 2009 1:53AM Sorry, but...it sure seems as if the entire article is a quote from another article, since all but the lead is in quotation marks...May I interject that, as far as I know, though I am not British, but merely American, RBS is not currently paying preferred-share interest to its investors, starting from the date it and some other banks were bailed out by the British government? Wasn't there a moratorium on such dividends until the government investment was paid off by the banks?
I even remember the poor, British banks protesting against such impositions in front of the European Parliament, which cemented their non-payment decree for a minimum of five years...The British banks rightly raised the concern that should they not pay preferred dividends- interest, there would be no investors' interest in it?
Was this article generated by some computer program replacing a journalist? Am I living in an alternate reality?
Nov 4th 2006 5:26PM $525?
I did not know my free sample was so valuable, precious even.
Must admit the effect was instantlky wonderful, so much so, I re-applied the serum everytwo hours, went to bed and reapplied it again in the morning-- Eagerly I set out to Saks Fifth to purchase the real thing....$525....sticker shock...monthly skin care expenses: $1,000 a month ? I need to find a second job to afford my $1,000 a month facial cream and that'll surely make me age faster...and the choice to spend so much money on skincare instead of for a more ethical purpose may make me feel lousy, too. So all things considered, thank you fo rthe sample- I will frame it and dust it off regularly.