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Housebuilder Bellway surprised by sales lift

Housebuilder Bellway has seen a pickup in sales over the past two months, raising hopes the country's flagging property market may be finding a floor despite an uncertain economic outlook.

Bank breakup could hit value of govt stakes

The executives in charge of Britain's 67 billion pound bank stakes said they could face a trade-off between helping promote competition and protecting the value of the investments.

New 'green' govt to cut its CO2 by 10 pct

The government will cut its emissions of climate-warming carbon by 10 percent in the next 12 months, while speeding up the wider move to a low-carbon economy, the new Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

Cameron says coalition will defy doubters

Britain's ruling coalition partners have a "common agenda" to rebuild the economy and will not be distracted by critics who say the alliance has no chance of lasting, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

Pound slips, wary of politics, deficit plans

The pound lost ground on Friday on concerns over potential political tensions after a coalition government took power and over how the new administration plans to tackle Britain's massive debt.

Samantha Cameron goes part-time at work

Samantha Cameron announced on Thursday she was stepping down from her full-time role with a luxury goods company after her husband David became prime minister this week.

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