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Why rivals are jealous of Pfizer’s AstraZeneca deal

As rivals assessed what Pfizer’s play for AstraZeneca could mean for the industry, one aspect touched nearly everyone: What it could mean for a U.S. tax loophole.

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Is this the most boring ad ever made?

Forget the Guinness horses or Budweiser’s frogs; Leica offers us – in their own words – “the most boring ad ever made.”

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Fat Face to float on stock exchange

Fashion chain Fat Face is to become the latest retailer to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

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Further fall in mortgage approvals

The number of mortgage approvals fell again in March – the second month in a row the total has declined – Bank of England figures show.

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Wanna be in my gang: Is EU membership worth it?

The EU has expanded rapidly over the past ten years, but not everyone’s convinced this is cause for celebration.

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Novo Nordisk cuts sales forecast

Danish insulin manufacturer has posted 15 percent growth in first-quarter operating profit but cut its sales outlook for 2014.

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Jamaica scraps bank withdrawal tax

The Jamaican government announces it is scrapping controversial plans for a tax on bank withdrawals, which had prompted widespread criticism because of its perceived unfairness.

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Would you buy a bond that outlives you?

Ultra-long-dated assets fell out of favor during the financial crisis, but now the “century bond” may be making a comeback.

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The pull of the townships

Why foreign traders flock to poor South African areas

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House price rises hit double digits

Annual house price growth in the UK has hit double digits for the first time in four years, according to the Nationwide Building Society.