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Facebook to launch TV shows

Facebook will debut its first original TV shows in mid-August, according to a Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with the matter. The new TV service was originally expected to be released in Jun...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 August 2017

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UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce.Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tac...

By BBC | Published: 26 July 2017

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Theresa May's first cabinet: Who's who

Theresa May took over as prime minister on Wednesday and has set about appointing her first cabinet.The key questions are how far she will go to stamp her own mark on the top team by bringing in fresh...

By FT | Published: 14 July 2016

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British business leaders plan campaign for EU exit

A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independenc...

By Reuters | Published: 22 June 2015

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Euro rises as Greece offers new proposals to avert default

The euro rose against the dollar on Monday on a glimmer of hope that Greece may avert a debt default after Athens offered new proposals to foreign creditors ahead of the emergency euro zone summit lat...

By Reuters | Published: 22 June 2015

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UK watchdog to tackle HSBC on standards

HSBC is facing searching questions from regulators over the quality of its internal checks and culture after the Financial Conduct Authority said it was looking into recent revelations that its Swiss ...

By FT | Published: 17 February 2015

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UK watchdog to tackle HSBC on standards

HSBC is facing searching questions from regulators over the quality of its internal checks and culture after the Financial Conduct Authority said it was looking into recent revelations that its Swiss ...

By FT | Published: 17 February 2015

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Gold rally extends to 4th day as Greek talks break down

Gold extended gains to a fourth straight session on Tuesday, underpinned by safe-haven bids after talks between Greece and its creditors broke down. Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,232.50 an ounce by...

By Reuters | Published: 17 February 2015

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UK scraps £3,000 visa bond plan for 'high risk' Africans

Britain is scrapping a plan to force visitors from six "high risk" countries to pay a cash bond of £3,000 (about R48,000), the interior ministry said on Sunday.The government had been preparing to pi...

By Sapa-AFP | Published: 04 November 2013

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Four in court over attempt to take control of bank computers

London - Four men have appeared in court over an alleged attempt to take control of computers at a Santander bank branch to steal millions of pounds.They were charged with conspiracy to steal after an...

By BBC | Published: 16 September 2013

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Samsung unveils a smartwatch

Berlin - Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts bel...

By AP | Published: 04 September 2013

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Vodafone says in talks on sale of Verizon Wireless stake

LONDON - Mobile phone giant Vodafone said on Thursday that it is in talks with US telecoms operator Verizon on a possible sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless said to be worth more than $100 billion....

By AFP | Published: 29 August 2013

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European Central Bank is unlikely to keep its interest rates low

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is unlikely to keep its interest rates low for years, the head of the German Bundesbak said on Monday, but warned that the eurozone crisis is far from over."My as...

By AFP | Published: 26 August 2013

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UK banks to pay up to $2bn for mis-selling credit card protection

The U.K. banking regulator says it has reached a deal with 13 major banks and credit card issuers to compensate customers who were mis-sold credit card protection.The bill could be up to £1.3 billion...

By CNBC | Published: 23 August 2013

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Germany says Greece will need more support

London-Greece will need additional financial support from its European partners on top of existing bailouts worth 240 billion euros, a senior German politician said Tuesday.Speaking during an electi...

By CNN News | Published: 21 August 2013

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ECB cuts eurozone growth forecasts

FRANKFURT - Professional forecasters surveyed by the European Central Bank have again cut their eurozone growth forecasts for this year and next year, the ECB said yesterday. According to the ECB's q...

By Business reporter | Published: 09 August 2013

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BP denies US allegations of fixing natural gas market

New York-US regulators have told BP to respond to allegations of natural gas market manipulation and threatened the firm with fines of close to $29m (£19m).BP has 30 days to respond, but said the all...

By BBC News | Published: 06 August 2013

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HSBC falls after earnings as Gulliver says markets slow

London-HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), Europe's biggest bank, slid in London and Hong Kong trading after profit missed analysts' estimates and Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver said fast-growing emerg...

By Bloomberg | Published: 06 August 2013

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Lufthansa has no plans to reintroduce flights to Zimbabwe

BERLIN - Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa says it has no immediate plans to reintroduce flights to Harare despite renewed interest and comebacks by other major airlines in recent times, a company spok...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2013

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Standard Chartered lags behind on EM uncertainty

LONDON - Standard Chartered lagged behind a rising London market yesterday as emerging markets uncertainty led Morgan Stanley to turn cautious. The broker cut Chartered to “neutral” ahead of inter...

By FT | Published: 25 July 2013

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Record fine for Barclays over power prices

The US electricity market's overseer has slapped Barclays with a record $470m penalty over manipulating power prices, in the latest heavy regulatory sanction against the UK bank. The Federal Energy Re...

By FT | Published: 17 July 2013

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Tablet wars intensify as prices tumble

Washington -Tablet prices are plunging amid a flood of new devices and cutthroat competition for market share.Amazon has slashed prices of its Kindle HD tablets to as low as $169 (R1 673) in the US a...

By AFP | Published: 16 July 2013

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Portugal political crisis deepens

Two more Portuguese ministers from the junior ruling coalition party were ready to resign on Wednesday, local media said, deepening turmoil that could trigger a snap election and derail Lisbon's exit ...

By Reuters | Published: 03 July 2013

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Strong passenger growth trend continues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that air travel continued to expand at a healthy rate. Growth was led by emerging markets...

By Business reporter | Published: 03 July 2013

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Greece has three days to deliver or face consequences

Greece has three days to reassure Europe and the IMF that it can deliver on conditions attached to its bailout in order to receive its next tranche of aid, four euro zone officials said on Tuesday. Th...

By Reuters | Published: 03 July 2013
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