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Video: Is Alibaba poised to go on an acquisition spree?

Alibaba is expected to spend some of the $9 billion in net cash it is expected to raise from tomorrow's $160bn IPO on new technology, brands and international expansion. BDA China consultant Duncan Clark has said...

 
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Reuters
3 min. ago

China sticks to targeted support as leaders work on reform

That means a major stimulus move, such as cutting key interest rates or bank reserve ratios is unlikely, but authorities are ready to step in if unemployment rises, according to policy insiders briefed on the secret...

 
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Reuters
3 min. ago

Bank of Cyprus sells UK loan portfolio

It was part of a wider UK loan portfolio transferred to the group after its acquisition of now-defunct Laiki Bank in March 2013 and was not related to Bank of Cyprus UK, the Group's wholly-owned subsidiary. Bank of...

 
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Reuters
3 min. ago

Bayer to float plastics, focus on life sciences

Shares in Bayer were up 4.8 percent at 111.20 euros by 0716 GMT, lifting the European chemicals index 1.3 percent. "The business has underperformed the company's life-sciences operations," brokerage Close...

 
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Reuters
3 min. ago

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

Air France-KLM Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac said just 42 percent of flights would operate as pilots and management prepared for a new round of negotiations later on Thursday. "I am asking the pilots: come...

 
stock markets rise as fed keeps rate pledge
Orange News
14 min. ago

Stock Markets Rise As Fed Keeps Rate Pledge

World stock markets have risen after the US Federal Reserve confirmed it would maintain near-zero interest rates for a "considerable time". The Fed's reassurance was issued a month before its bond-buying...

 
crime writer and former record reporter anna smith on why she is voting no
Daily Record
30 min. ago

Crime writer and former Record reporter Anna Smith on why she is voting No

I WENT for a walk yesterday morning around the outskirts of the former Lanarkshire mining village where I grew up. As I often do, when I gaze across the fields in Chapelhall, I thought of what stories lie hundreds of...

 
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Daily Record
30 min. ago

Days of history: Timeline for the Scottish independence referendum

TODAY 7:00am: Polling stations around Scotland open. There are 4.2million people registered to vote, 97% of the electorate. 10:00am: Polls close. Ballot boxes are sealed and sent to 32 counts. Results from each...

 
independence referendum: gordon brown leads passionate pleas to save union before crucial vote
Daily Record
46 min. ago

Independence referendum: Gordon Brown leads passionate pleas to save Union before crucial vote

Video loading   GORDON Brown led the passionate pleas to stop three hundred years of history crashing to a disastrous close as Scotland prepared for its crucial independence vote. With the future of the United Kingdom...

 

Green Party's Baroness Jenny Jones - who slammed black cabs as London's 'most polluting' vehicles - claimed...

A Green Party Peer and London Assembly member who branded black cabs one of the capital’s “most polluting” vehicles today came under fire for claiming more taxis than all her colleagues combined - including Mayor...

 
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Daily Record
today, 07:29

Live: Scottish independence referendum voting day - latest updates as 4.2million vote in historic poll

Refresh automatically On | Off 7:02 am Polls open The polls have now opened in Scotland. Voting will take place throughout the day until they close again at 10pm. A decision could be announced as early as 7am...

 

Scottish independence: decision day as the 307-year-old union between Scotland and England hangs in the...

Decision day in Scotland’s bid for independence has arrived as the polls open and voters north of the border decide if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not. With the latest polls putting the No...

 
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Reuters
21 min. ago

China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad' - report

The four sentenced to between 10 and 20 years were found guilty of "participating in terrorist organisations, illegally making explosives, offering funds or harbouring suspects", the Xinhua news agency said...

 
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Reuters
29 min. ago

Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York

The talks between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are re-starting after a two-month hiatus and amid Washington and Tehran ruling out cooperation on fighting Islamic State...

 
thailand beach murders: police admit they have 'no idea' who killed british backpackers
Daily Record
32 min. ago

Thailand beach murders: Police admit they have 'no idea' who killed British backpackers

VIEW GALLERY   Thai police have "no idea" who killed British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Detectives told the Mirror they were no closer to solving the horrific crime but said they have...

 
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Reuters
46 min. ago

Japan minister denies ties to hate speech group, government says

Zaitokukai members have in recent years taken part in demonstrations, including many in a Tokyo area home to many Korean shops, in which some protesters called Koreans "cockroaches" and shouted "kill...

 
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Reuters
today, 07:16

Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea

The 25-year-old native of Bakersfield, California, did not seem to have close friends, a regular job or means of support during the months he spent in Seoul over a period of at least two years, they said. He gave no...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:39

Unborn baby of U.S. suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

"I'm here to represent Heather's unborn child," lawyer Vanessa Favia told reporters late on Wednesday outside the police station where Mack is being detained in Bali's provincial capital of Denpasar. Favia...

 

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arsenal eye moves for free agent defenders with yobo and lugano under consideration
Daily Express
5 min. ago

Arsenal eye moves for free agent defenders with Yobo and Lugano under consideration

Arsene Wenger is short of options at the back having lost Mathieu Debuchy to an ankle injury and was forced to call 19-year-old Spaniard Hector Bellerin into action against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The Gunners...

 
player ratings: hazard pulls strings and fabregas nets goal, but chelsea frustrated
Daily Express
5 min. ago

PLAYER RATINGS: Hazard pulls strings and Fabregas nets goal, but Chelsea frustrated

The mercurial midfielder helped pull the strings in attack, but the Blues could only muster a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke in their opening Champions League group game. Cesc Fabregas was also impressive and Express...

 
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The Independent
10 min. ago

Arizona Cardinals deactivate running-back Jonathan Dwyer after alleged aggravated assault in latest...

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer became the latest NFL player this week to be sidelined by his team due to off-field legal issues.

 
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The Independent
10 min. ago

Greg Hardy deactivated indefinitely by Carolina Panthers following conviction in July of assault on a...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has become the latest NFL player to be sidelined indefinitely by his team due to off-field legal issues.

 
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Metro
15 min. ago

Former Arsenal target Julian Draxler pulls off tasty skill in Schalke's draw with Chelsea

German side Schalke got their Champions League campaign off to a promising start as they came from behind to draw with Chelsea – and one man who really stood out for the visitors was Julian Draxler. The youngster was...

 
Daily Record
16 min. ago

Rangers fans refuse to hand over £500,000 to club because they don't trust the board

RANGERS fans will not hand over £500,000 to their club because they don’t trust the board with their money. The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund, established after the club went into administration in 2012, still has most...

 
 
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