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By Our Reporter: - (London 16/04/2014 ) The UK will launch its first ever development impact bond to improve healthcare in Africa by bringing together private and public investment, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced. Ms Greening...
House prices in the UK increased by an average of 9.1% in the 12 months to February 2014. This is the highest annual increase since June 2010, and is a big jump from the figure of 6.8% for the year...
Peter Koenig Russia has just dropped another bombshell, announcing not only the de-coupling of its trade from the dollar, but also that its hydrocarbon trade will in the future be carried out in rubles and local currencies of its trading...
Most voters think betting machines fuel gambling addictions and should be hit by tougher restrictions, according to polling. Around two-thirds of adults believe there are too many bookmakers on Britain's high streets and half think they are deliberately placed in...
The US dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for many decades now, but the trends seem to indicate that China is preparing to overtake the US in regards to being the “standard” currency. The world’s monetary system has...
Russia’s Gazprom has bought 100 percent of Kyrgyzgaz for a symbolic $1, as it also undertook to cover the company’s $40 billion debt. The deal makes Russia’s gas monopoly the sole gas supplier to Kyrgyzstan. “It’s a historic day. Today...
Half a billion pounds has been wasted stockpiling two ineffective anti-flu drugs, according to researchers. A study claims there is "no good evidence" Tamiflu and Relenza stop the spread of the infection or prevent the complications of influenza. Researchers, from The...
A group of Lower House MPs are urging Russian oil and gas producers and traders to stop using the US dollar. They say this means sharing profits with the USA, and making Russia vulnerable to western sanctions. “The dollar is...
The UK is set to be the world's fastest-growing major advanced economy this year according to a sharply-upgraded forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase by 2.9%, up from an earlier 2.4%...
The Chinese economy continues to cool, and the World Bank has lowered its 2014 forecast to 7.6 percent growth, down from an earlier 7.7 percent. The global recovery remains shaky as 2014 kicks off with a “bumpy start”. The World...

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