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Reliance on imports harms UK growth

Official growth figures have highlighted a widening trade gap in the United Kingdom.

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Tesco faces showdown with top lawyer

A highly respected commercial lawyer has been drafted in by a group set up to sue Tesco over the 2014 accounting scandal.

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Britain’s thirst for luxury grows

Britain may be known for having a boozy culture, but investors are hoping that residents have a taste for luxury as well as alcohol.

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Asian stocks sag
May 27 2015 at 06:23

Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year.

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Wall Street drops on rate concerns
May 27 2015 at 06:23

American stocks fell on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 to its biggest decline in three weeks.

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DigitalGlobe, Saab in 3-D earth joint venture
May 27 2015 at 06:07

US satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe and Sweden’s Saab yesterday announced a new joint venture aimed at building an accurate 3-D model of the earth and capturing billions of dollars in new business.

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China: Zijin to buy half of DRC project
May 27 2015 at 06:07

Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group had agreed to buy almost half of the Kamoa copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Ivanhoe Mines for $412 million (R4.9 billion), the companies said yesterday.

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US: Spending plans on the increase
May 27 2015 at 06:07

US business investment spending plans increased solidly for a second straight month in April, a hopeful sign for manufacturing activity after a long spell of weakness.

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Charter agrees to purchase Time Warner Cable for $55bn
May 27 2015 at 06:07

Charter Communications agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion (R660bn) in cash and stock, scooping up the cable provider after getting last-minute competition from French billionaire Patrick Drahi.

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Tata Motors misses estimates
May 27 2015 at 06:07

Tata Motors, India’s biggest carmaker, posted profit that missed analyst estimates as demand for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in China waned.

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Hot dog price jump puts Canada inflation in focus
May 27 2015 at 06:06

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz’s view that rising prices for meat and other products is a temporary trend does not sit well with Terry Scanlon, who sells hot dogs a few blocks from Poloz’s office in Otta... Read Story
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UK: Former exec fined
May 27 2015 at 06:06

The UK regulator fined the former chief executive of the defunct Keydata Investment Services £75 million (R1.4 billion), in a massive penalty that outstrips some issued over the Libor scandal.

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Eight contenders vie for AfDB job
May 26 2015 at 12:35

It’s difficult to predict who will succeed Rwanda’s Donald Kaberuka as head of the African Development Bank.

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