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Potentially lucrative opportunities are beckoning would-be exporters but they are frustrated because they cannot take advantage without funding

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Barclays and most of Wall Street's banks are backing Mitt Romney to be president as he will keep the status quo. But investors are shunning them

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Michael Spencer's inter-dealer broker is buying Plus Markets, the tiny UK stock exchange, but he may have even bigger ambitions up his sleeve

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Supplying more money to the banks so they can provide loans to small businesses and for mortgages is a gamble and potentially dangerous

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Former Tesco chief executive Phil Clarke, who began stacking shelves, left the company in July
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Aldermore’s float has been touted as a sign that challenger banks are coming into their own. But there is still a long way to go before SMEs are properly served, writes Ben Chu
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The unemployment rate has fallen but there is still slack in the labour market
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Rich store of controversy: the freeport is detested by the Richtung22 collective for keeping art behind closed doors
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Hewlett-Packard has accused Oracle and CEO Larry Ellison of 'harassment'
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Pro-union activists rally opposite of pro-independence supporters in Glasgow's George Square, in Scotland
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The campaign has left much of Scotland divided
After the shrillest campaign of fear from the financial and corporate community, the Scottish people decided to vote "no"...Or as City traders would say, to adopt a "risk off" strategy
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Lionsgate is funding British films using the money made from global hits such as ‘The Expendables’ series
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A pedestrian walks past Alibaba.com advertising in Hong Kong.
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Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 with a website offering 22 items. It now accounts for 70 per cent of all packages delivered in China
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A Yes vote does not deliver independence; it delivers a negotiation to secure the terms of independence. But once politicians start negotiating, anything can happen.
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