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Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation

NZ Herald - 11 hours 6 min ago
LONDON (AP) " Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.The British government said Thursday that Virgin Group and the Stagecoach company have been chosen...
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Abolishing air tax in Scotland could 'damage' the rest of Britain

Telegraph Business - 11 hours 20 min ago
Plans to give Scotland control over air tax could be detrimental to English travel firms and airports, Government is warned






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L&G bolsters its pensions business with £2.5bn bulk annuity deal

Telegraph Business - 11 hours 20 min ago
TRW is the latest firm to transfer risks from its defined benefit pension scheme






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EU Parliament approves motion for Google break-up

Telegraph Business - 11 hours 28 min ago
Controversial call for competiton intervention approved by MEPs in spite of warning of trade consequences from US






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EU Parliament approves Google break-up motion

Telegraph Business - 11 hours 28 min ago
Controversial call for competiton intervention approved by MEPs in spite of warning of trade consequences from US






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European MPs want Google break-up

BBC Economics - 11 hours 40 min ago
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
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Oil prices fall ahead of OPEC meeting

CNN Economics - 11 hours 59 min ago
Oil prices hit a fresh four-year low on Thursday as hopes for an OPEC agreement on production cuts grew smaller.
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Poundland reports 12% rise in profits

BBC Economics - 12 hours 5 min ago
Budget retailer Poundland reports a 12% rise in half-year profits to £9.3m.
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Telegraph: UK faces £34bn bill for black hole in EU budget

House Price Crash - 12 hours 7 min ago

"EU accused of financial mismanagement after auditors find huge black hole in the Brussels budget". "David Cameron will be legally obliged to make up a share of a shortfall of £259 billion by 2020 with liabilities for the Treasury estimated at £33.7bn, calculated at the usual rate of Britain’s EU contributions". No worries Camo, just give 'em a bit more austerity. Someone will find you a cushy well paid job when you leave - just like Tony Bliar. Sadly, this may confirm the government's intentions to devalue the currency after the election - in which case House Prices and PMs could rise. Plenty of ads for repossesed houses on the HPC screen - does someone know something?

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The Apprentice 2014: Meet the candidates

Telegraph Business - 12 hours 31 min ago
Hired or fired? We profile the 20 Apprentice candidates competing for Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment






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What Are The Rich Doing With Their Money?

24hGold - 12 hours 56 min ago
Categories: Goldbugs

London house prices rise more than a solicitor earns in a year - The Guardian

Google NZ House Prices - 13 hours 48 min ago

The Guardian

London house prices rise more than a solicitor earns in a year
The Guardian
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said: “It's no secret that house prices are way beyond the reach of pay packets of hard working Londoners, but these figures show just how absurd and unfair the housing crisis has become.

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Soaring prices sees London homes outstrip nurses' salaries - 24dash

Google NZ House Prices - 14 hours 5 min ago

24dash

Soaring prices sees London homes outstrip nurses' salaries
24dash
London's house prices are rising so rapidly that properties in nearly two thirds of boroughs have 'earned' more than the average nurse in the capital takes home in a year, new analysis by the National Housing Federation has revealed. Properties in 20 of ...

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Rising housing costs hit wallets

Stuff Business - 14 hours 15 min ago
New Zealanders are enjoying bigger pay packets but spending a larger chunk of them putting a roof over their heads.
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Air NZ considering new US route

Stuff Business - 14 hours 16 min ago
Air New Zealand is considering opening up a new route to one of three United States cities, expanding its reach into North America within 12 months.
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North East house prices fall for second month in a row - bdaily

Google NZ House Prices - 14 hours 33 min ago

bdaily

North East house prices fall for second month in a row
bdaily
North East house prices fall for second month in a row – down 0.2% from October and 0.5% since peaking in September. • Average house in the region now worth £157,244 - £186 less than four weeks ago. • Fall driven by significant price decreases in ...

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Should unaffordable housing be a government policy? (redux) - OC Housing News (blog)

Google NZ House Prices - 14 hours 52 min ago

Should unaffordable housing be a government policy? (redux)
OC Housing News (blog)
Lower house prices benefit new buyers who will be putting less of their income toward housing or obtaining better housing for their money. Affordable housing benefits the local economy because people have more disposable income they can spend on ...

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