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Macleod proceeds for ‘immediate’ use

Rangers say proceeds from Lewis Macleod’s sale to Brentford are for “immediate working capital”.

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Asian shares start new year higher

Asian shares started the new year higher in thin trading with many of the region’s markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.

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Payday loan charges cap takes effect

A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.

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Macau revenue sees first yearly fall

Gambling revenue in the world’s biggest gaming hub, Macau, falls for the first time on an annual basis since casinos were liberalised there in 2001.

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Global economy on the up in 2015

Some encouraging signs for 2015 but no chance of a boom

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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.

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Doping bans doubled to four years

Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban – up from two years – under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.

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New energy rules for domestic devices

European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.

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City Link announces 2,356 job losses

The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link announce 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company fails.

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Lithuania farmers hit by sanctions

How Ukraine sanctions are hitting Baltic farmers