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Swiss authorities have frozen the assets of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and intend to block those of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, as part of an ongoing effort to clean the country's coffers of corrupt money. Government officials have...
The US plans to impose additional import duties of between 18-35% on Chinese solar panel makers, in order to protect the American market from the dumping of Chinese products. This marks an escalation of the US–China trade war that...
No more Fitch, Moody’s, or Standard & Poor’s for Russia and China, as they have agreed to establish a rating agency on joint projects, and later, international services, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Tuesday. “The establishment of an independent...
The City of Los Angeles has charged JPMorgan Chase & Co. with imposing discriminatory loan conditions that minority borrowers couldn’t afford, creating a foreclosure crisis that hit property values by $78.8 bn and created a $481 mn loss in...
The Church of England has joined opponents of the Government's HS2 proposals, warning that current plans for constructing the line mean human remains will not be treated "in a decent and reverent manner". The Archbishops' Council, which is led by...
George Osborne appears to have admitted defeat on the Tory pledge to bring annual net immigration below 100,000 by the general election. The Chancellor said progress had been made on reducing numbers, but suggested Britain's relationship with the EU would...
For the first time the value of illegal activities such as prostitution and drug dealing will be recorded as part of the UK economy – but how do you measure them and what are they worth? How do you compare...
HM Revenue & Customs has been accused of "bully boy tactics" for sending high earners letters asking why they are not paying more tax. Around 1,000 missives have been issued to people who have an income of more than £150,000...
Insurers exposed a record £1.3 billion worth of fraudulent claims last year as the industry stepped up the war on cheats. The latest total, released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), marks an 18% rise in value on 2012...
Labour is examining plans to include more than 1.5 million extra people in automatic workplace pension schemes, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves will say. The proposal to include lower earners in the Government's pensions auto-enrolment scheme would include...

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