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News The iconic British brands sold 425,006 vehicles in 2013 - up 19 per cent on 2012

Iconic British brands sold 425,006 vehicles in 2013 - up 19 per cent on 2012 - and set records in 38 international markets

Steve Connor: Can Mox provide the answer this time around?

The debate over new nuclear reactors has overshadowed discussions about what should be done with Britain's immense stockpile of plutonium, which will exceed 100 tonnes when all of its spent nuclear fuel has been reprocessed.

Investment Column: Aggreko has what it takes to power ahead

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Dub Vendor: The lion sleeps as reggae shack closes doors

Ian Burrell salutes Dub Vendor, London home of Jamaican music for 35 years, which has left the high street to go online

One Day, Lone Scherfig, 108 mins, (12A)<br/>Conan the Barbarian, Marcus Nispel, 112 mins (15)

The surprisingly enervating film of David Nicholls' hit novel may win you over in the end, but it would have been better as a four-hour TV mini-series

Recession fears cause havoc on world markets

Jitters began when Morgan Stanley warned the US and eurozone were 'hovering dangerously close to recession' and it wouldn't take much to tip the balance

David Prosser: The wrong time to float a football club

Outlook Manchester United's flotation in Singapore moved a step closer yesterday, with several sources suggesting the club has now filed an IPO application with the stock exchange there. To which all one can say is, best of luck with that.

David Prosser: Standard &amp; Poor's is still feeling the heat

Outlook There is confusion over exactly what the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating in relation to the downgrading of the US by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (and no one will say on the record). Some reportssuggest the SEC is conducting an insider dealing inquiry. Others think the regulator is looking into the decision itself.

France battles rumours of credit-rating downgrade

The Standard & Poor's credit rating agency said it saw no reason to downgrade sovereign debt as France had a clear policy to reduce its budget deficit

Japan's tsunami destroyed any hope for troubled project

A plant meant to make 120 tonnes of Mox a year managed just 13 tonnes in eight years

Debt impasse has US poised for meltdown

The deadline for raising the US debt ceiling may be Tuesday – when the US Treasury will supposedly have more bills to pay than cash in its coffers – but pressure was on last night to get at least the outlines of a deal done before world markets begin opening for the week later today, starting with Asia.

David Prosser: A pointless gesture on oil prices

Outlook So that went well. A month ago tomorrow, President Obama surprised world markets by persuading the International Energy Agency to release some of its oil reserves for only the third time in its 37-year history. The oil price immediately slipped back from about $113 a barrel to about $103.

Council votes to back Edinburgh tram project

Councillors have voted to partly complete the tram project in Scotland's capital.

Market Report: International hopes help WH Smith to advance

It may be a British institution, but WH Smith was being praised for its potential beyond these shores last night as the high-street stalwart charged up the mid-tier index.

Growth of 'legal highs' poses new risks to drug users

A global downturn in the use of traditional drugs has been offset by a surge in the demand for "legal highs", rapidly changing the nature of the world's drug industry and threatening the power of individual countries to regulate it.

Market setback for Samsonite

Samsonite International, the world's biggest luggage maker, fell 7.7 per cent in its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday, underscoring tepid investor appetite for initial public offerings as global markets struggle.

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