A book of first class postage stamps are seen in detail in Manchester, northern England, September 12, 2013. Britain embarked on its largest privatisation in decades on Thursday as the government ... more 
A book of first class postage stamps are seen in detail in Manchester, northern England, September 12, 2013. Britain embarked on its largest privatisation in decades on Thursday as the government unveiled plans to sell the majority of the near 500-year-old state-owned Royal Mail postal service. The Department for Business said a stock market flotation would take place in coming weeks, giving the public a chance to buy into the postal network. Ten percent of the shares will be given to Royal Mail staff.REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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