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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...
The number of job vacancies has increased by a fifth in the past year and over a third for graduates, according to a new study. Over 800,000 jobs were on offer last month, but while competition for jobs has fallen...
US drugs giant Pfizer today officially withdrew from its attempt to take over AstraZeneca after the UK-based group repeatedly spurned its advances. Pfizer said in a statement: "On 18 May 2014, Pfizer announced that it had made a final proposal...
Data watchdogs are to investigate claims that Britain's leading life insurers are being given full access to GP records. The Information Commissioner will look into concerns that insurers are routinely accessing medical records, including details about contraception, mental health and...
Russia and China may set up a common economic zone in Russia’s Far East, the deputy head of China’s government, Li Yuanchao, said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. He also said that big projects of strategic importance represent the...
The bosses of some of Britain's largest supermarket chains say they regularly ignore expiry dates on the food they eat at home, with one admitting some dating policies are "ridiculous". The heads at Sainsbury's, Morrisons and the Co-op told The...
Around 200 British jobs will be created and another 650 secured after a UK technology company won a £300 million deal with the United Arab Emirates, Trade Minister Lord Livingston has announced. The agreement will see Nottingham-based Chinook Sciences build...
Thousands of businessmen, policymakers, and economic experts will descend upon Russia's northern capital on May 22-24 for the 18th annual investment forum. Less foreigners will attend this year, as CEOs have bowed to political pressure to cancel. This year’s St....
VTB, Russia’s second biggest lender, has signed a deal with Bank of China, which includes an agreement to pay each other in domestic currencies. “Under the agreement, the banks plan to develop their partnership in a number of areas, including...
Inflation is expected to have risen for the first time in ten months when official figures for April are published today. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation is predicted to have rebounded to 1.8% after hitting a new...

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