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Egypt President: We’ll create a model civilization

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, tells international investors the country will create a model for Arab and Islamic society and will stand up to terrorists.

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Oil and Egypt: a difficult balancing act

Egypt has a difficult task in balancing the social wellbeing of its people with plans to turn around its economic fortunes.

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Short, sharp shocks: Why markets should brace for more

Short shocks to markets could occur frequently, the Bank of England said, as investors are warned to pay attention to trading in volatile times.

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Wetherspoons targets breakfast sales

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon says it wants to triple its coffee and breakfast sales over the next 18 months.

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UK Budget: Get set for pre-election giveaways?

With an election less than two months away the pressure is on Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to help keep the feelgood factor going.

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Pensions: ‘Don’t book a cruise yet’

People planning to cash in their pension savings under new rules taking effect have been warned “not to book the cruise now”.

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Russia cuts rates as crisis eases

Russia’s central bank cut its key interest rate by one percentage point to 14%, as concerns over inflation recede.

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Patience with Greece running low after tough week

After another week of sniping and criticism, experts question whether relations between Greece, the euro zone and its creditors are salvageable.

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Why stagnant Italy’s reforms may not be enough

Italy is heading in the right direction, but structural reforms and stimulus need to go “deeper.”

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Russia slashes interest rates further

Russia’s central bank cut its main interest rate once again on Friday, in a further effort to stimulate the country’s sanctions-hit economy.