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Chancellor George Osborne: 'RBS decision due in weeks'

19 October 2013 Last updated at 11:22 BST

A decision on the future of state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland is due within "two or three weeks" the chancellor has said.

George Osborne told the Daily Telegraph that the government, which owns 81% of the bank, is considering breaking it up into a "good bank" and a "bad bank".

Chris Wheeler, a banking analyst at Mediobanca, says the break up will be "unhelpful" and questioned the government's latest "political interference".