US politicians are closing in on a deal to ease the impact of spending cuts worth up to $200 billion (£122 billion) which are due to hit home next year, it emerged today.
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Saturday 27 May 2006
Looking through the shop window of this spring's supermarket and high-street press tastings, one of the more striking features is the extent to which France is taking on board the competition of the New World and its customer-friendly face. The dull lists of meaningless appellations and négociant names are giving way to a host of brand names à la New World. Some arrive with a French accent, like Chamarré, Première, La Terre or Blason de Bourgogne. Others like Stone Road wouldn't look out of place on an Australian or Californian shelf. And, following in the footsteps of Fat Bastard Chardonnay, there's a new tongue-in-cheek breed like Le Freak, Chat en Oeuf, and the self-deprecating Arrogant Frog, telling us that the French can lighten up if they have to.
Thursday 25 August 2005
Sunday 24 July 2005
Tuesday 23 November 2004
The Dutch financial services group ING has agreed to sell Baring Asset Management to the US groups Northern Trust and MassMutual, making a net gain of €250m (£175m).
Tuesday 16 November 2004
ING, the Dutch bank, has put its UK fund management arm, Baring Asset Management (BAM), up for sale, and is believed to be in advanced talks with a handful of bidders, which are likely to lead to an imminent sale.
Friday 21 November 2003
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Friday 17 January 2003
Friday 22 November 2002
Wednesday 17 July 2002
Monday 10 April 2000
Monday 13 December 1999
Saturday 14 August 1999
The Barings anti-hero leaves prison this week as a celluloid celebrity. Whatever happened to the supporting cast? asks Dan Gledhill
Sunday 27 June 1999
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
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If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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