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Barclays faces yet another investigation

Adding to the stormy times of Barclays, UK’s Serious Fraud Office has started an investigation into their deal with the Qatar Holding LLC, part of sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority. Barclays has not revealed which payments between it and

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Barclays appoints new CEO

Barclays has appointed Antony Jenkins to be its new chief executive, following the resignation of Bob Diamond in the wake of the Libor interest rate-fixing scandal. Mr Jenkins is currently in charge of Barclays Retail and Business Banking and has

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Samsung unveils its new devices after losing to Apple in the courtroom

Samsung unveiled its new Android and Windows-powered touchscreen devices, including a Windows RT tablet; a Windows Phone 8 smartphone; and an Android-powered camera at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The touchscreen tablet uses an ARM-based chip and the RT

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Agriculture Center Launched in Central Parwan Province

An agriculture research and training center, funded by Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team, was launched in central Parwan province on Tuesday. The project, estimated to cost 153.9 million AFN, would take 11 months to complete. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Mohammad Asif

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U.S. economy grew more than expected in second quarter

The U.S. economy grew more than previously estimated in the second quarter, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. Growth domestic product grew by 1.7% from April to June, more than the government’s previous estimate of

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World Bank warns of soaring prices hitting poor

World food prices jumped 10% in July, raising fears of soaring prices for the planet’s poorest. The World Bank urged the government to undertake measures for protecting their most vulnerable populations. Drought parching crop lands in the US and Eastern

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