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  • Tories Pledge Thatcher-Style Lloyds Sell-Off

    David Cameron is pledging an '80s-style privatisation if the Tories win the election, selling off the Government's stake in Lloyds Bank. Only days after reviving Margaret Thatcher's right to buy policy in the Tory manifesto, he is now planning to win votes with a promise of cheap shares in a £12bn sell-off within a year …

  • Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York

    Representatives of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are preparing to meet officials from the U.S. Department of Justice for talks on the planned merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal ...

  • Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will work to develop budget SUVs and MPVs in China in a bid to improve its lagging market share in the country, the company's chief executive for China, Jochem Heizmann, said on Sunday. Heizmann told reporters that the firm's struggle to keep up with the pace of growth in China's passenger car market …

  • MUMBAI (Reuters) - A $75-million market debut for Indian parcel delivery firm VRL Logistics Ltd (IPO-VRLL.NS) has encountered record demand, drawing bids for more than 70 times the number of shares on ...

  • Australia, Britain to take on firms avoiding taxes

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (L) welcomes Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey, outside No. 11 Downing Street in London, on October 14, 2014

  • It is Greece and not Europe which will be hurt by any problems stemming from the Greek financial situation, because Europe has built buffers to protect itself, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday. So Europe is much stronger. Europe has sheltered itself from turbulence.

  • Greek Prime Minister Tsipras talks to Deputy Prime Minister Dragasakis during the first meeting of new cabinet post elections in the parliament building in Athens

    Greece aims for a deal with its creditors over a reforms package but will not retreat from its red lines, the country's deputy prime minister told the Sunday newspaper To Vima, not ruling out a referendum or early polls if talks reach an impasse. Athens is stuck in negotiations with its euro zone partners and the International …

  • Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

    In an attempt to reduce the cereal deficit in Niger, the government has launched a programme to irrigate 130,000 hectares of land to produce 500,000 tonnes of food

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