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The Week
2 min. ago

Bank of England will 'claw back' bankers' bonuses

The Bank of England is set to unveil new rules that would strip bonuses from bankers caught acting improperly, even if their wrongdoing did not emerge for several years. Bonus payments could be clawed back up to seven...

 
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The Independent
4 min. ago

HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK

HSBC has closed a number of bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients, including one of London's largest mosques, because they fall outside the bank's "risk appetite".

 
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Guardian
6 min. ago

FTSE dips on sanctions with Antofagasta falling but Barclays up 5%

Another day, another splurge of company results, with mixed receptions. Antofagasta has fallen 25p to 830p despite beating forecasts with a near 6% quarter on quarter increase in second quarter copper output to...

 
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Reuters
6 min. ago

FTSE edges lower, receives support from Barclays

While Barclays' underlying profit fell 8 percent in the second quarter, first-half profit came in 10 percent ahead of expectations, helped by falling operating costs. The bank traded 3.2 percent higher, the top FTSE...

 
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Orange News
31 min. ago

Twitter Share Price Soars As Popularity Grows

Twitter shares have soared after the social network reported rapidly rising user numbers. In its quarterly report, it said the number of monthly active users had hit 271 million - up 24% year-on-year. However its...

 
BBC
38 min. ago

Ofgem: Electricity bills to be cut by £12 a year

Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem. From April 2015 it plans to limit the prices that can be charged by...

 
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The Independent
today, 08:53

Conservatives and Labour deny plans for flat income tax and 'death tax' after released recordings cause uproar

Labour and the Conservatives are both denying controversial plans for a “death tax” and flat rate of income tax after recordings emerged of senior ministers appearing to support the policies.

 
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The Independent
today, 00:40

Why Labour’s ‘cost of living’ campaign is rooted in transatlantic experience

When Ed Miliband met Barack Obama in the White House last week, the two men were both keener to talk about domestic politics and the economy than the two pressing international crises in Ukraine and Gaza.

 
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The Independent
today, 00:40

‘Are you better off than four years ago?’ Labour takes inspiration from former US President Ronald Reagan

The fall in earnings under the Coalition will be the biggest in any parliament since 1880, according to a new analysis by the House of Commons Library.

 
sanctions as eu leaders lose patience with putin
Scotsman
today, 00:02

Sanctions as EU leaders lose patience with Putin

THE European Union is to impose tough new economic sanctions on Russia, targeting oil companies, banks and the arms industry. The move is designed to increase pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin to act...

 
nhs orders 17,000 obese children to go on diets
Scotsman
today, 00:02

NHS orders 17,000 obese children to go on diets

Thousands of overweight youngsters across Scotland have been placed on slimming programmes in recent years after their GPs or school staff stepped in to try and help them lose weight. Almost 17,000 children between...

 
george kerevan: no way are we a nation of quitters
Scotsman
yesterday, 22:58

George Kerevan: No way are we a nation of quitters

Predictions of a mass exodus by either camp after 18 September are greatly exaggerated, writes George Kerevan Will you quit Scotland if the referendum vote on 18 September does not go the way you want it to?...

 
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Reuters
28 min. ago

UPDATE 2-Barclays profits fall as investment bank income sags

* One analyst sees upgrades to 2014 earnings estimates * Shares up 3 pct (Adds analyst comment, valuation background, more on action by regulators) By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) -...

 
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The Independent
56 min. ago

Sunset Boulevard floods as burst water pipe in LA causes water to shoot 20 feet into the air

A burst water pipe in downtown Los Angeles saw a jet of water shoot high into the air and cause flooding at the city’s university campus and the closure of the iconic Sunset Boulevard.

 
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The Independent
today, 08:52

Guinea stampede kills 24 during concert on beach

At least 24 people are believed to have been killed in a stampede in Guinea, during a celebratory concert marking the end of Ramadan.

 
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Reuters
today, 08:49

Australian asylum seeker policy is 'child abuse' - religious leaders

And a group of prominent Christian religious leaders on Wednesday accused Immigration Minister Scott Morrison of committing "state-sanctioned child abuse" through the government's tough border security...

 
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Reuters
today, 08:49

At least 24 reported killed in Guinea beach concert stampede

"While waiting for the results of an investigation, information from health and security authorities indicate deaths and several injuries," the Presidency said late on Tuesday. AFP quoted Guinean hospital...

 
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Reuters
today, 08:49

Myanmar health and information ministers step down

The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported that President Thein Sein had "allowed" Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin to step down "of their own volition". No reason...

 

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The Independent
2 min. ago

Seydou Keita refuses Pepe handshake before throwing water bottle prior to Roma vs Real Madrid match

It might have been a pre-season 'friendly' but their was nothing pleasant about last night's meeting between Roma and Real Madrid.

 
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Daily Express
5 min. ago

PAPER ROUND-UP: Spurs' £35m raid rebuffed, Barkley SNUBS Liverpool and Man Utd, Drogba vow

DAILY MIRROR: Yaya Toure wants to finish his career at Manchester City. DAILY EXPRESS: Southampton are refusing to sell £35m pair Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin to Tottenham. ALSO: Rio Ferdinand says Wayne...

 
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Metro
23 min. ago

Liverpool signing Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus would send a message to the whole Premier League

Liverpool could still make a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus after reports of him refusing to sign a new contract along with his agent predicting he will leave the German club. There has been speculation all...

 
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Daily Express
28 min. ago

WATCH Brendan Rodgers aim sly BITE gag at Luis Suarez

Rodgers was involved in a funny exchange with an American reporter in his latest press conference. And after selling Suarez to Barcelona for £75million this summer, the Reds boss couldn't help but aim a cheeky pop at...

 
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Metro
32 min. ago

Can Arsenal beat Everton and Newcastle to Lyon’s Clement Grenier?

Reports in France are claiming that Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle are interested in signing Lyon’s Clement Grenier who seems set to leave the French club this summer. In fact, the list of clubs who are said to be...

 
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Metro
48 min. ago

Chelsea make £20million transfer offer for Atletico Madrid star Joao Miranda

Chelsea have made a £20million offer for Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda and are hopeful of beating a host of teams to his signature. The 29-year-old was a crucial part of the Atletico team that won La Liga and...

 
 
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