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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Birmingham David Cameron's party woos voters with pledge to scrap inheritance tax Tories target tax-avoiding tech firms Britain's Conservative Party has announced plans to clamp down on technology companies which try to avoid paying tax into Britain's public coffers. The party's final conference before what is expected to be a closely ...

  2. Business - Money

    Pay varies for traders in different streams in Britain, report reveals

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by ALAN YU

    ... and commodities traders in Britain, compares the salaries of commodities, foreign exchange, credit and rates traders. For a safe and reliable career path, the report recommends commodities, with analysts ...

  3. News - World

    Britain, Belgium and Denmark join US-led coalition to fight Islamic State

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... Agencies in London and Baghdad Overwhelming votes in Britain and Belgium to join US-led coalition; Danes send warplanes More Western nations join fight against Islamic State Britain ... must also approve, but that is considered a formality. "No one should be ducking in this case" she said. "Everyone should contribute." Britain is expected to deploy Tornado ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US and Britain could speed up visa reviews for arrested Occupy protesters

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 02:46pm by ROBERT PRECHT

    ... Robert Precht Robert Precht says those convicted could be barred from US and Britain Speed up visa reviews for arrested Occupy protesters Dear Clifford Hart and Caroline Wilson, I am ... for travel and immigration purposes, and should be allowed to enter the US and Britain to pursue their education and career plans. I flag this as a potential issue because, as you know, a criminal ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Britain and Iran hold first talks since 1979

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Britain and Iran hold first talks since 1979 British Prime Minister David Cameron held talks with Iran's President Hassan Rowhani yesterday ... for not sending in ground troops, and on Monday said the people in the region were "defending themselves … against the terrorists" and that Iran would help. Britain and France have taken up ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Edinburgh and Glasgow Referendum on whether Scotland goes free or UK lives on too close to call Fate of nations in Scots voters' hands Scots held Britain's fate ... over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. As polls opened, the mood was electric, tinged by nervousness. In queues snaking outside ...

  7. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... recovery comes a day before Scotland votes on whether to break away from Britain after more than three centuries. The weak spot in the country's labour market remains wages, with yesterday's report showing that basic pay rose an annual 0.7 per cent in the quarter to July, matching a record low. "[Britain] is seeing a job-rich recovery driven by a boom in private-sector ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Britain waives payment rule so dying man in Hong Kong can get baby a passport

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... son so that after he died the boy could visit his grandparents in Britain. "I feel relief because as a father [a passport] is one of my most important duties," the English teacher, ... present for the application. But his wife does not plan to travel to Britain until after her husband's death. Rose first planned to renew his own passport and apply for his son's ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Britain to issue first yuan offshore bond this year

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London London looking to boost quest to become the centre of offshore trade in renminbi UK to issue first yuan bond later this year Britain will become the first Western ... with the world's second-largest economy. News of the issue on Friday came after Britain announced £2.4 billion (HK$30.2 billion) of commercial deals with China, coinciding with Vice-Premier Ma Kai's ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Auerbach's paintings run gamut from horror to joy as Tate Britain shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by GDN

    ... Auerbach was a few weeks away from his eighth birthday, his parents put him on a train from Germany to Britain. It was April 1939 and he would never see them again. Within little more than ... to the British government in lieu of inheritance tax. It is now on view at Tate Britain, in central London. Freud's choice of his friend's art is superb. The troubling, profound masterpieces he ...




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