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A senior official reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project in an email

A senior official of the Bank of England inadvertently sent details of a confidential project on the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) in an email to the Guardian. The email says a group of senior officials are

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EU to impose anti-dumping duties on China, Taiwan steel this month

The European Union (EU) will impose anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled sheet from China and Taiwan. The decision followed after a complaint lodged by the European steel producers association, Eurofer in May 2014. According to Eurofer, China

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Bill Gates is the richest person on the planet, for the 16th time

According to the annual list published by Forbes magazine, Bill Gates whose estimated net worth stands at 79.2 billion dollars, is once again the richest person in the world. He has held this title 16 times in the last 21

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Samsung S6 with curved screen unveiled

Samsung releases the next version of its Galaxy model with regular Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both have pretty much the same specifications, but Galaxy S6 is sold at a little higher price. It has become the spotlight

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Germany backs Greece’s bailout extension

A deal was struck on February 20th of this year to give the Greek government four more months to avoid bankruptcy while it tries to come up with a long-term recovery plan. However, in order to receive the €270 billion Greece needs

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Germany’s business morale stays high despite geopolitical uncertainty

According to a survey by the Ifo institute, business confidence in Germany has jumped to 106.8 points in February from 106.7 points last month. While the figure is below analysts’ expectations of 107.7, it does suggest that Germany’s business confidence

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The Eurozone helps Greece avoid bankruptcy— for now

A deal was struck on Friday in Brussels that would give the Greek government four more months to avoid bankruptcy while it tries to come up with a long-term recovery plan. However, at this point, that seems easier said than done.

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Narendra Modi’s suit sold for over USD 690,000

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suit was sold for Rs 4.31 crore (USD 693,234) at an auction to Surat diamond baron and private airline owner Laljibhai Patel. A higher bid of Rs. 5 crore by another diamond baron, Mukesh Patel,

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IMF close to agree on USD 17.5bn economic reform program for Ukraine

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced Monday that the IMF has reached a staff-level agreement with the Ukrainian government on a new economic reform program that would be supported by an Extended Fund Facility of

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Apple amasses a record pile of cash worth USD 178bn

Apple has pocketed a mind-boggling of USD 178bnn in cash for selling high-priced phones. According to Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, Apple has enough money to give every American USD 556. In fact, Apple can afford to buy

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Euro at its lowest against US dollar in 11 years

The Euro has hit its fresh 11-year low against the US dollar, standing at USD 1.156. This comes as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) scrapped its three-year-old pledge to limit the value of the franc to 1.20 per euro, which

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Global economy sputter, US powers ahead

2014 was a rather lucky for the US economy. While the world’s economy slowed down, the US grew. The US economy gained back its strength in 2014 after five years of recession. Nearly 3 million jobs were created, the most

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Russia’s roubel hits its lowest in 16 years

The Russian roubel has lost more than half of its value against the dollar this year, with hitting its lowest in 16 years this week. Despite the rise in interest rates from 10.5% to 17% by the central bank, the

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US congress unviels USD 1.1tn spending bill

US congress negotiators have agreed on a USD 1.1tn spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline. The decision was aimed to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday and fund the federal government until September 2015. “This

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China spends billions of dollars annually on pets

Having one of the world’s lowest birth rates, China is witnessing a growing number of pet lovers among its middle class. About 7% of households in China now have a dog, and 2% have a cat. China spends USD 1.5bn

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China fines British pharmaceutical firm for bribery

China has fined the giant pharmaceutical firm of the UK, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), USD 490mn for bribing doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave its sentence after a one-day trial at a court in Changsha,

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Standard Chartered to pay penalty for failing to improve money laundering controls

The British Bank Standard Chartered has to pay a fresh penalty of USD 300mn to New York’s banking regulator for failing to improve its money laundering controls. The bank has also been banned from accepting new dollar clearing accounts without

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Amazon’s Entry into the 3D Printing Market

By Subriena Persaud Amazon announced on Monday the launch of its 3D Printing Store which allows shoppers to browse over 200 products. These products are made through the utilization of 3D printers which allow for customization by style, size, color,

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Despite Upturn in Economy, Spain Still Not Out of the Woods

By Eve Pearce The year 2008 marked the commencement of one of the harshest crises encountered by the Spanish economy in history. Finally, there is a silver lining on the horizon, with the International Monetary Fund claiming (in June, 2014)

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Foreign firms create over 66,000 jobs in UK

Investment by foreign companies has created more than 66,000 jobs in the United Kingdom with more than half of the investment made in energy or infrastructure schemes. According to report, UK’s investment rose 8% to a record level of 975bn

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Alibaba reveals partnership and slowed revenue growth

By Subriena Persaud Alibaba, the popular Chinese e-commerce giant, disclosed a 27 person partnership with its IPO filing for its first quarter which ended March 31. Included in the partnership are Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, Yahoo’s co-founder, Jerry Yang, and

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Developing world needs to invest in infrastructure: World Bank

The World Bank in its latest report has revised down the growth forecast for economic growth this year from 5.3% to 4.5%. This is the third consecutive year of growth below 5% for the developing nations. The report suggests making

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Microsoft completes acquisition of Nokia mobile phones

Microsoft closed on its approximately USD 7.5bn acquisition of Nokia’s hardware operations on Friday. The deal will mark the end of production of mobile phones by Nokia, which is the world’s No. 2 seller of mobile phones in the world,

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Eurozone sees “dramatic improvement” in its economic recovery

Addressing the final day of the World Economic Forum, Head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, said Eurozone had witnessed “dramatic improvement” in its economic recovery over the past two years. He said risks had declined considerably across

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75% tax rate levied on high earners in France

Individuals whose salaries exceed 1 million Euros (USD 1.55mn) are now required to pay a 75% tax to the authorities in France, as per the taxing policy approved by France’s highest court. The levy will last two years, affecting income

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