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War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank 13 Mar 8:16pm War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.
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Sending home 13 Mar 8:07pm Sending home
The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador
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13 Mar 8:03pm Baby steps
How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.
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UK should stay in a customs union, says German business group 13 Mar 5:21pm UK should stay in a customs union, says German business group
The BDI industry body would prefer deep integration between the UK and the EU after Brexit, it says.
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Millennial railcards sold out despite technical problems 13 Mar 4:33pm Updated Millennial railcards sold out despite technical problems
Demand for the new millennial railcard crashed the website on the first day of nationwide sales.
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Spring Statement: Why is the chancellor so upbeat about the economy? 13 Mar 1:37pm Updated Spring Statement: Why is the chancellor so upbeat about the economy?
Philip Hammond says borrowing is due to fall and the economy has grown every year since 2010.
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Spring Statement: Philip Hammond hails better debt and growth forecasts 13 Mar 1:26pm Updated Spring Statement: Philip Hammond hails better debt and growth forecasts
Chancellor hails better growth and debt figures - but Labour accuses him of "astounding complacency".
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Future of 1p and 2p coins questioned by Treasury 13 Mar 1:01pm Updated Future of 1p and 2p coins questioned by Treasury
The Treasury is seeking views on the future of copper coins and the £50 note.
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IMF says digital currency tech can be used against crypto criminals 13 Mar 12:06pm IMF says digital currency tech can be used against crypto criminals
IMF head Christine Lagarde says the technology behind crypto-currencies could stop their nefarious use.
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Plastics tax eyed in litter crackdown 13 Mar 12:00pm Updated Plastics tax eyed in litter crackdown
Takeaway boxes, disposable cups and cigarette filters are some of the plastics that could be taxed.
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Spring Statement: Chancellor threatens new tech tax 13 Mar 11:22am Updated Spring Statement: Chancellor threatens new tech tax
Philip Hammond calls for a deeper look at how tech giants like Google and Facebook are taxed.
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Millennial railcard website crashes 13 Mar 11:16am Updated Millennial railcard website crashes
Demand for the new millennial railcard crashes the website on the first day of nationwide sales.
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Spring Statement: Is the chancellor right that debt is shrinking? 13 Mar 10:51am Spring Statement: Is the chancellor right that debt is shrinking?
The chancellor says the economy is at a turning point because debt is falling.
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Why is the chancellor so upbeat about the economy? 13 Mar 10:17am Why is the chancellor so upbeat about the economy?
Philip Hammond says borrowing is due to fall and the economy has grown every year since 2010.
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Chancellor threatens new tech tax 13 Mar 10:10am Updated Chancellor threatens new tech tax
Philip Hammond calls for a deeper look at how tech giants like Google and Facebook are taxed.
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Why is the chancellor so bullish about the economy? 13 Mar 9:40am Why is the chancellor so bullish about the economy?
Philip Hammond says there has been growth every year since 2010 with borrowing now due to fall.
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Spring Statement: UK growth revised upwards by Philip Hammond 13 Mar 9:28am Updated Spring Statement: UK growth revised upwards by Philip Hammond
Growth has been revised upwards and borrowing is down, Philip Hammond says in his Spring Statement.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond delivering Spring Statement 13 Mar 8:32am Chancellor Philip Hammond delivering Spring Statement
Philip Hammond is expected to say the economy is in better shape but resists calls to end austerity.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond to unveil Spring Statement 13 Mar 7:49am Updated Chancellor Philip Hammond to unveil Spring Statement
Philip Hammond is expected to say the economy is in better shape but resists calls to end austerity.
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Part-time DJ David Solomon tipped to be next Goldman Sachs boss 13 Mar 7:42am Part-time DJ David Solomon tipped to be next Goldman Sachs boss
David Solomon, who is widely expected to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.
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Leggings in and pork pies out of latest inflation basket 13 Mar 7:18am Updated Leggings in and pork pies out of latest inflation basket
Mashed potato also makes a comeback as Office for National Statistics picks new inflation basket.
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UK growth to be slowest in G20 this year, says OECD 13 Mar 6:58am Updated UK growth to be slowest in G20 this year, says OECD
The OECD predicts the fastest global economic growth since 2011 this year, but says the UK will lag behind.
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