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Game of Thrones: Is a monarchy better for you?

Countries that have a king or queen as a head of state are on average more creditworthy than republics, new data shows.

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Tax changes hit William Hill profits

UK bookmaker William Hill reports a fall in half-year profits after being hit by changes to betting taxes.

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GOP debate: Winners, losers, and then there’s Trump

Republican presidential hopefuls had a doozy of a first debate. Here are the winners and losers.

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Wipeout! Surfing hits North Korea

A New Jersey based company is set to take intrepid travelers to the waters of North Korea for a surfing camp.

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HTC tanks 10%; bets on ‘trendy’ devices and VR

HTC shares tanked 10 percent after the electronics company reported disappointing earnings in the face of smartphone competition.

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VIDEO: Is India ready for mobile money?

PayTM is one of the country’ s biggest mobile money businesses. Pratiksha Ghildial asked chief executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma if the technology was going to catch on.

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GVC refuses to give up on Bwin bid

GVC Holdings is refusing to give up on its attempt to buy online gaming firm Bwin.party, having confirmed a proposal worth more than £1bn.

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VIDEO: US capitalism in the 21st Century

Conspicuous consumption is back in fashion. But would someone really pay $100 for a doughnut?

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Bonfire of the cheeses reignites Russia food fight

Russian authorities continued their clampdown on food imported from the West with a symbolic bulldozing and burning of confiscated food.

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‘Foolish to pre-announce’ rate rise

It would be “foolish to pre-announce” a date for an interest rate rise, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for monetary policy tells the BBC.