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RBS places restrictions on lending in Russia

RBS said it had reviewed credit ratings, adjusted lending limits and placed additional credit restrictions on new business in Russia. It is also reviewing how it is exposed to the international sanctions. RBS, which...

 
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Reuters
8 min. ago

Chevron Quarter2 profit tops estimates on higher oil, gas prices

Chevron said net income rose to $5.67 billion (4.22 billion pounds), or $2.98 per share, in the second quarter, from $5.37 billion, or $2.77 per share, in the year-ago period. Analysts expected earnings of $2.66 per...

 
leaseholders should get new rights, says cma
BBC
16 min. ago

Leaseholders should get new rights, says CMA

Millions of leaseholders who are unhappy with their property managers should be given new rights, an official inquiry has suggested. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said some leaseholders experience...

 
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Guardian
43 min. ago

US adds 209,000 jobs in July as unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

Women fill out job applications at a career fair in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US added another 209,000 new jobs in July, the sixth straight month of 200,000 plus jobs growth, as...

 
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The Independent
47 min. ago

British Airways boss Willie Walsh hails return of aviation industry as profits jump

British Airways chief Willie Walsh has heralded the return of the aviation industry after six years of turbulence as his airlines group enjoyed a 55 per cent surge in profit to land its best second quarter since 2007.

 
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Reuters
47 min. ago

Intesa Sanpaolo Quarter2 net profit beats forecast on high commissions

The bank said its operating result and pre-tax profit for the period was the best in the last nine quarters, with higher revenues from asset management offsetting the impact of one-off charges such as writedowns....

 
glasgow 2014 ‘could be catalyst for euro 2024 bid’
Scotsman
today, 12:55

Glasgow 2014 ‘could be catalyst for Euro 2024 bid’

THE success of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games could be the catalyst for a Scottish bid to host the Euro 2024 football championships, Tory leader Ruth Davidson has said. The city has proved it is capable of holding a...

 
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The Independent
today, 12:29

Immigration: Border controls chief John Vine to quit early

The man who holds Britain's border controls to account has announced plans to resign earlier than planned.

 
oaps ‘worse off’ since tory benefit cuts, say snp
Scotsman
today, 10:50

OAPs ‘worse off’ since Tory benefit cuts, say SNP

THOUSANDS of hard-saving Scottish pensioners are worse off since the Tory-led government started cutting benefits, according to the SNP. Some 50,000 Scottish pensioners have lost benefits since 2010 with a cut of £90...

 
independence: rbs reiterate ‘yes’ concerns
Scotsman
today, 10:41

Independence: RBS reiterate ‘Yes’ concerns

THE Royal Bank of Scotland has repeated its warning of a "material adverse effect" on its business if voters back independence in next month's referendum. The bank, which is 80 per cent owned by the...

 
scottish independence poll of polls shows no at 57%
Scotsman
today, 10:07

Scottish independence poll of polls shows No at 57%

SCOTLAND is poised to reject independence in next month's referendum amid claims that the Yes campaign has "stalled", according to new research. A new “poll of polls” says 57% of Scots are likely to vote No...

 
jim murphy: eu issue a real mouthful for islanders
Scotsman
today, 07:15

Jim Murphy: EU issue a real mouthful for islanders

"WHAT will happen with the pound if we become independent?' was the question I was asked the other morning. It's a familiar question but this time asked in an unfamiliar accent, for the man was a young Latvian...

 
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Reuters
16 min. ago

Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu, fifth since April

Al Shabaab said they killed Aden Madeer because he brought "Christian enemies" to Somalia, a reference mainly directed at African Union forces which are battling the Islamist group and remain the backbone of...

 
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The Independent
18 min. ago

Uganda court strikes down tough anti-homosexuality law as 'null and void'

Uganda's constitutional court has struck down an anti-homosexuality law punishing gay sex with long jail sentences, on the basis that it was passed during a parliamentary session lacking a quorum.

 
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The Independent
27 min. ago

Mystery as 'lake' appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction

A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has created an impromptu “beach” in the drought-ridden country.

 
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Reuters
29 min. ago

Myanmar military releases 91 child soldiers

"Such discharges must be accelerated so that the Tatmadaw can quickly achieve the double objective of zero under-age recruitment, and full discharge of those that are under 18," said Shalini Bahuguna of the...

 
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Reuters
49 min. ago

India's Congress slams book challenging party chief Sonia Gandhi

In the autobiography "One Life is Not Enough," released on Friday, Singh paints an unflattering picture of the 67-year old Congress party head, labelling her an at-times "Machiavellian" leader who...

 
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Reuters
54 min. ago

Exclusive: China's Xi likely to promote army general who exposed graft - sources

General Liu Yuan, 62, the eldest son of late president Liu Shaoqi, is set to be appointed to the Central Military Commission during a meeting of the Communist Party's elite 205-member Central Committee in October, a...

 

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Metro
8 min. ago

Liverpool "prepare £18m offer' for Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi

Liverpool are believed to be readying an £18m bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, amid reports he’s set to leave the French club. Arsenal and Chelsea have also been linked with the Argentine international,...

 
ac milan to scout arsenal's world cup star joel campbell at emirates cup this weekend
Daily Express
10 min. ago

AC Milan to scout Arsenal's World Cup star Joel Campbell at Emirates Cup this weekend

According to reports in Italy, the Italian giants are looking to sign Alessio Cerci but have lined up Campbell as a viable alternative. The club are ready to step up their interest by sending a scout to London to run...

 
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The Independent
27 min. ago

Liverpool transfer news: PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi would 'prefer' move to Juventus despite Liverpool...

Liverpool could miss out on reported transfer target Ezequiel Lavezzi after the Paris Saint Germain forward would prefer a move to Italian league champions Juventus, according to reports.

 
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The Independent
27 min. ago

Crystal Palace transfer news: Completed summer deals, including Brede Hangeland and Fraizer Campbell

Tony Pulis inspired Crystal Palace to a superb second half of the season last term to finish 11th and earn many plaudits for their style of play.

 
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The Independent
27 min. ago

Brede Hangeland to Cystal Palace: Former Fulham captain makes quick return to Premier League

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of former Fulham captain Brede Hangeland on a one-year contract.

 
suarez bite appeal set for next week
The Herald
27 min. ago

Suarez bite appeal set for next week

It is understood that the former Liverpool striker's appeal will be heard on Friday August 8 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a decision expected the following week. The Barcelona striker was banned from all...

 
 
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