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Big spending spurs British economy

Big-spending Britons powered the economy in August as they became more confident about the recovery and their finances, though mixed house price data suggested the outlook for the property market was less clear-cut. Consumer confi

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Tesco issues new profit warning

Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task it faces. The grocer sai

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UK firms net $1.6bn Qatar World Cup contracts

British construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth £1 billion ($1.65 billion) including roads and drainage network besides hotel and museum projects linked to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The biggest contract

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North Sea rig closures may hit UK oil output

Britain's oil industry is facing the threat of a cascade of North Sea rig closures, unless ageing platforms can urgently source more gas to help squeeze out the remaining barrels, said experts. The potential threat to oil reve

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Man dies as 35 people found in container

A man has died after 35 people, including several children, were found inside a shipping container being unloaded at a dock in eastern England on Saturday morning, police said. Two of the group, believed to be from the Indian sub-

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New push for UK visit visa waiver for Bahrainis

Legislators in Bahrain are pushing for the country's passport holders to be afforded the same privileges when visiting the UK as nationals from other neighbouring GCC states. Last year the UK Home Office announced that as of J

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BIBF, University of London discuss tie-up

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) deputy director Dr Ahmed Al-Shaikh recently met with senior officials of the University of London’s (UoL) to discuss plans to strengthen the cooperation between the two institutions.

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Around the World in 81 Days

A leading travel company in the UK has introduced an ‘81-day voyage’ around the world that will set sail in the coming year. Inspired by the journey in the classic adventure novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, t

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Man held for bomb threat on Qatar Airways plane

A man on board a Qatar Airways plane escorted into Manchester airport by a fighter jet on Tuesday has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat, British police said. The crew of the Doha to Manchester flight had rece

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UK overhauls employee pension schemes

Britain published new rules for private pensions on Monday which give retirees greater freedom to spend their savings as they like, fleshing out reforms announced earlier this year that shook the share value of British insurers. F

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