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Veggie bank notes? Bank of England sticks with animal-fat cash

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LONDON Britain's new plastic bank notes will continue to be made with traces of animal fat despite thousands of complaints from vegetarians and religious groups.

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Investors eye tracking differences, liquidity as bond ETFs balloon 10 Aug 2017

LONDON Focus has sharpened on how exchange-traded bond funds react to market shocks after recent wobbles showed some performing out of line with the assets they are designed to mirror.

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Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears 10 Aug 2017

LONDON Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.

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UK house price growth weakest in over four years - RICS 10 Aug 2017

LONDON British house prices rose at their slowest rate in over four years last month, while the number of sales slowed due to a limited supply of property and continued political uncertainty, a property industry body said on Thursday.

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Britain to dodge recession but pay to keep getting squeezed 10 Aug 2017

LONDON Britain will avoid recession in the coming year but economic growth is expected to lag the euro zone, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

Income investors run for cover as dependable UK dividends in jeopardy 10 Aug 2017

LONDON Attractively high dividend payouts by companies listed on Britain's stock market could be in danger.

Graphics - Ten-years from global financial crisis: a decade in charts 09 Aug 2017

LONDON Ten years ago on Wednesday marked the start for many observers of the global financial crisis - a series of rolling credit shocks and bank crashes that led to the deepest world recession for a generation and a decade of slow growth and painful repair.

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Brexit inflation pushing British shoppers to cheaper goods, BoE survey shows 10 Aug 2017

LONDON British firms are keeping a lid on pay and automating more production while some shoppers, faced with rising prices, are switching to cheaper products, the Bank of England said on Wednesday.

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UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens - REC 08 Aug 2017

LONDON A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday.

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UK energy regulator lowers bills for vulnerable homes 07 Aug 2017

OSLO British energy regulator Ofgem will cut the maximum amount that prepayment gas and electricity customers pay by up to 19 pounds ($24.79) annually from Oct. 1, it said in a statement.

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Hong Kong property investors go trophy hunting in London despite Brexit

LONDON Chinese investment in London commercial property has more than trebled since before Britain voted to leave the European Union, most of it channelled through Hong Kong at a time of heightened political uncertainty in the former British colony. | Video

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Lower life expectancy boosts Legal & General profit, shares fall

LONDON A drop in life expectancy has enabled Legal & General to release reserves against mortality risk, it said on Wednesday, driving first-half profits up by an above-forecast 27 percent.

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Broadbent stresses rates message as Bank of England tries again

LONDON A Bank of England policymaker sought on Friday to drive home its message that interest rates are likely to rise, a day after investors took its shift to a more downbeat view of the economy as a sign that it was in no hurry to move.

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