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WTO in crisis as doubts grow over future

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 19:32

The cheers that came with last December’s global deal in Bali are ringing hollow for Roberto Azevêdo, the trade body’s director-general

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Buoyant market for yachts as rich return

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 19:22

Numbers of superyachts ordered is at highest level since the financial crisis after a spike in demand from American and Russian tycoons

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Busiest week for US listings since 2007

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 18:54

Standing out among a slew of deals ahead of the summer slowdown was the Israeli company Mobileye, which develops road-safety technology

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War: In history’s shadow

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 18:29

It is dangerous to believe that economic interdependence, nuclear arsenals and international institutions will prevent a skirmish in Ukraine developing into a calamity

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Gaza Strip deaths rise as ceasefire fails

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 18:02

Israeli army and Hamas factions exchange fire despite US-UN backed deal, and an Israeli soldier is abducted during efforts to destroy a Hamas tunnel

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BA threatens to end Gatwick baggage pact

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:55

Warning comes as passengers are told there will be no repeat of the scenes that left thousands of passengers waiting hours for their luggage

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How the Gherkin was pickled

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:05

This is no ordinary victim of the credit crunch: one of the world’s most instantly recognisable buildings is in good shape and is fully let

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US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:55

The unemployment rate nudged up to 6.2% in July but labour growth remained firm, adding to the Fed debate about when to raise interest rates

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WHO warns on speed of Ebola contagion

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:28

The World Health Organisation says the virus is, in effect, out of control but adds that ‘when well managed, an Ebola outbreak can be stopped’

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Household names face the axe in P&G cull

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:24

Chief executive AG Lafley says consumers are offered too much choice as he fights to revive the company’s flagging financial performance

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Economists unfazed by downbeat UK data

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 15:58

Most indicators remain at historically high levels, while many forecasters had pencilled in a slower pace of growth after the spurt of recent months

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Tide turns as Ukraine forces advance

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 14:58

Government forces have made big advances since Ukrainian servicemen, stopped by an angry crowd near Slavyansk in April, abandoned their APCs

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Sex, drugs and heavy pruning

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 14:45

Last chance to feed and neuter the flowers before the holidays – and how not to feel homesick abroad

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Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 12:26

Supermarket arm of John Lewis Partnership says ‘unprecedented investment’ in promotions including its myWaitrose cards will hit interim profits

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When crime stops paying

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 12:21

To an economist, tougher sentencing in the wake of the 2011 riots offers a fascinating natural experiment

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Europe slides after Wall Street jitters

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:40

Stock markets are continuing a global sell-off that began on Wall Street on Thursday, spurred by fears of rising US interest rates

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SocGen shakes off hit on Russia business

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:38

Problems in Russian business more than outweighed by strength in the corporate and investment banking division and international retail operations

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Direct Line says ‘black boxes’ pay off

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:29

UK insurance group reports increased take-up of telematic devices and declares a special dividend as its half-year profits rise

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Mobile operators win UK licence fee cut

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 08:28

Levy increase reduced by 20% following an industry backlash where operators threatened to pass the rises on to customers in the form of higher bills

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Thai generals bounce idea of rubber roads

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 08:11

Buoyant rubber stocks, inherited by Thailand’s military junta when they took power in May, will now be used to pave hundreds of kilometres of road

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