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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... enough to have this kind of referendum,” he said. Alan Cherry, a Scot on business in Hong Kong, said his Edinburgh-based auditing firm planned to add “Scotland” to its name to capitalise on the exposure the country has gained through the independence vote. “Everyone in the world knows Scotland now,” Cherry said. “It’s good for us because the trust, the history, the focus, this will go ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... to separatist movements from Flanders in Belgium to Catalonia in Spain. US President Barack Obama said he hoped to continue his country's "strong and special relationship with all the people ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... a very divided country at the moment, but if the powers come into play I think it will be fine for us," said Adam Stevenson, a 22-year-old hospitality worker. He said the Westminster parties ...

  4. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... PetroChina invested US$1.015 billion in 2011 in a joint venture operating oil refineries in Scotland and France. Su Hao, a professor with China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, said China would ...

  5. 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

    ... the break-up would be a "painful divorce" full of economic risks. US President Barack Obama said he hoped Britain would remain "strong, robust, united". Associated Press, Reuters, ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:59am by AFP

    ... “I’m really optimistic that if we do have independence, we can start building a society that works for all of us,” said 24-year-old Sam Hollick, a “Yes” activist from the Green Party ... into your hands. Don’t let this opportunity slip through our fingers. Don’t let them tell us we can’t. Let’s do this.” But Alistair Darling, a former British finance minister who heads the “No” ...

  7. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

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

    ... Bloomberg in London Drop in jobless rate points to UK revival British unemployment fell to the lowest in six years, indicating continued strength in the labour market that Bank of England governor Mark Carney says will eventually boost earnings. The joble ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London suburb Camden

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:28pm by GDN

    ... lovely, kind and fun lady. She was what we call in our business a superb bird." Winehouse's father, Mitch, who was a driving force behind the design, planted a kiss on the statue. ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by AP

    ... and very patronising". Alan Cumming flew in from his Broadway run in Cabaret last week to hit the pro-independence campaign trail. "It's an historic moment for us all. We now have ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's housing prices stagnate

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... of US$2.10 to a 2009 low of US$1.36, the pound/US dollar rate has remained relatively constant between US$1.50 and US$1.70. Knight Frank expects that the rate will remain below a high of US$1.75 up to the end of the fourth quarter of 2015. A strengthening in the pound much above US$1.80 would begin to weaken the attraction of British property for investors, and could begin to encourage profit ...




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