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Independent highlights banks funding deadly cluster-bomb industry

16 August, 2011
British high-street banks, including two institutions that were bailed out by taxpayers, are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in A victim in Iraq receives treatment companies that manufacture cluster bombs – despite a growing global ban outlawing the production and trade of the weapons.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Barclays and HSBC have all provided funding to the makers of cluster bombs, even as international opinion turns against a weapons system that is inherently indiscriminate and routinely maims or kills civilians.

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