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Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:25:04 +0100

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House prices expected to remain flat this year in London

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:10:42 +0100

Countrywide predicts house prices will increase by two per cent in 2018, despite a tough start to the year, and by three per cent by 2019 as wage growth returns.

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Britain's debt mountain to hit £2trillion

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:22:21 +0100

Official figures published tomorrow will underline the still parlous state of the public finances as the Treasury struggles to make ends meet.

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Private hospitals dodge business rate hikes

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:01:46 +0100

More than one in four – 27 per cent – of all private hospitals are estimated to be registered as charities and can receive rate relief of 80 per cent, according to research.

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Usain Bolt to open fast food takeaway chain 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:55:45 +0100

The world’s fastest man, who retired from athletics at the world championship in London last weekend, is eyeing a new career in the restaurant business and has chosen the UK as his first battleground.

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American tourists splash out in UK as sterling slides

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:38:15 +0100

The US currency has reached historic highs against sterling, making it far cheaper for Americans to stay in the UK, eat in expensive restaurants and buy luxury goods.

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European flight fares could rise after Air Berlin fails

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:30:05 +0100

Air Berlin, which had seen passenger numbers fall by nearly a million in a year, has filed for insolvency, but is being propped up by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

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Business rates agency set to lose 75% of senior staff

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:20:11 +0100

Three-quarters of the Valuation Office Agency’s 80 senior officers are expected to be axed as part of plans to downsize it.

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Put work skills back on curriculum, urges Michael Mercieca

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:14:31 +0100

Michael Mercieca, a trusted guru on work as chief executive of Young Enterprise, says Britain needs to get rid of its obsession with exam results.

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Sterling's plunge attracts overseas tourists to the UK

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:54:12 +0100

Record numbers of tourists are flocking to the UK to take advantage of the weak pound following the Brexit vote.

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Fears Bupa care homes buyer will load itself with debt

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:47:08 +0100

Thousands of elderly residents could be at risk if the planned sale of 150 Bupa care homes goes through, it is feared.

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CMA accepts proposals for London-Exeter route

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:46:59 +0100

Rail passengers will be spared potentially higher fares and a worse service after competition watchdog agreed to a cap on South West Trains rail franchise's ticket prices

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Donald Trump's White House crisis rocks the markets

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:12:34 +0100

Former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn has been a lynchpin of Trump’s administration and is spearheading the tax reform efforts which have driven US markets to record highs.

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EU 'triggered crisis at Banco Popular', say investors 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:51:25 +0100

Banco Popular collapsed in June and was sold to Santander for €1 after a loss of confidence which saw families rush to pull money out.

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British banks face fresh legal action in the US

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:51:08 +0100

It’s claimed Lloyds, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and others helped ruin 39 firms across the Atlantic by rigging Libor interest rates.

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German stock exchange sees insider trading probe widen

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:51:00 +0100

After competition authorities blocked the sale, Deutsche Boerse boss Carsten Kengeter raised hackles in Germany culminating in a criminal probe many see as politically motivated.

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