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Britain's painful savings revolution

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 00:00
Can the Budget mend Britain's broken saving habit?
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New Jersey gives Tesla a green light

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:58
The US state removes a ban on the direct sale of low emission vehicles that had prevented Telsa from operating.
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US stocks surge on Fed outcome

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 20:22
Wall Street investors send US stocks to record highs, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it would not raise record-low interest rates soon.
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Savers targeted in election Budget

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:55
George Osborne unveils tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers and claims UK is "walking tall again," in his final Budget before the election.
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Feeling the OBR's pain

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:27
Why government spending is too complicated for the experts
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Budget calculator 2015

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 17:31
How much better or worse off will you be ?
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Solar eclipse poses energy challenge

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 17:29
Friday's solar eclipse will present a significant challenge for the UK's electricity network as demand is expected to fall then surge.
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General Motors pulls Opel in Russia

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:33
US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
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VIDEO: Isa and saving changes in Budget

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:16
The chancellor listed "four major new steps" in his Budget to encourage people to save money.
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Chancellor reduces surplus target

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:00
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.
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EU plans tax transparency clampdown

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:44
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
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Annual tax returns to be scrapped

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:25
End-of-year tax returns will be scrapped in favour of "real-time" online accounts by 2020, the chancellor will announce.
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VIDEO: Budget headlines in four minutes

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:25
The headlines of the tax, spending and borrowing announcements in the Budget are explained in a four minute guide.
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What the Budget means for you

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:24
What the chancellor's statement means for you
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VIDEO: Osborne on 'death of tax return'

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 13:52
The chancellor announces the end of the 'complex, costly and time consuming' annual tax return in his Budget speech.
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Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 13:42
Dozens of people are hurt and some 350 people arrested in a protest involving anti-austerity demonstrators in the German city of Frankfurt.
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Football fans' right-to-buy backed

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:31
MSPs on a Holyrood committee have backed plans to allow fans the right to buy their football clubs.
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UK unemployment falls to 1.86m

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 10:45
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show.
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Bank unanimous on rate decision

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 10:30
Bank of England policymakers feared that the risk of a strong pound could make low inflation persistent, minutes from their latest meeting show.
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Zara owner Inditex profits up 5%

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 09:14
Spanish fashion giant Inditex reports a 5% rise in annual net profit to €2.5bn, thanks to a recovery in consumer spending.
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