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UK top rate tax cut was world's largest in 2013 - Telegraph

UK top rate tax cut was world's largest in 2013 - Telegraph | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
The UK's top rate of tax has fallen from fifth to 11th highest in the European Union.
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Microsoft pays out $100,000 bounty for Windows 8.1 bug

Microsoft pays out $100,000 bounty for Windows 8.1 bug | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Microsoft has awarded its first ever $100,000 bounty to a security researcher who discovered a bug in Windows 8.1.
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Samsung's Galaxy Round - world's first curved display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round - world's first curved display smartphone | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
View gallery The South Korean electronics giant has officially announced the Galaxy Round, touting it as the world's first curved display smartphone. The devic (#hot #tech #news Samsung's Galaxy Round - world's first curved display...
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Is less gridlock a sign of slow growth, or just fewer cars?

Is less gridlock a sign of slow growth, or just fewer cars? | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
There’s evidence to suggest that traffic congestion is a side effect of strong city economies, a claim furthered by recent traffic-data analysis from INRIX.
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Fix infrastructure, don't fund flagship projects

Fix infrastructure, don't fund flagship projects | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
There is evidence on both sides of the Atlantic that repairs are a far better use of public money than new construction (Fix infrastructure, don't fund flagship projects via @guardian http://t.co/zvNjZqBp)...
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Analysis: Apple bid for Samsung sales ban faces skeptical court

Analysis: Apple bid for Samsung sales ban faces skeptical court | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Apple Inc faces long odds in its attempt to overturn a U.S. appeals court ruling that threatens to undermine its smartphone patent war against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
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Power retailers reject Abbott claim on carbon tax

Power retailers reject Abbott claim on carbon tax | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Energy retailers say consumers won't see instant cuts in their power bills if the carbon tax is abolished. (Electricity companies blame the carbon tax for price rises but say if it's removed, prices won't decrease.
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China's Nov exports up 2.9%, imports unchanged|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn

China's Nov exports up 2.9%, imports unchanged|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
China's exports rose 2.9 percent from one year earlier in November while imports staying unchanged compared with one year ago.

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Singapore Wages May Worsen Fastest Rich-World Inflation: Economy - San Francisco Chronicle | Economics in Education

Singapore Wages May Worsen Fastest Rich-World Inflation: Economy - San Francisco Chronicle | Economics in Education | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Singapore Wages May Worsen Fastest Rich-World Inflation: EconomySan Francisco ChronicleRising housing, transportation and business costs have given the city state the fastest inflation among the developed world's biggest economies.
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British businesses access £24 million of funding

British businesses access £24 million of funding | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
The Angel CoFund this month celebrates its first anniversary, following a hugely successful year which saw the Government’s Regional Growth Fund money invested alongside business angel syndicates to provide £24 million in funding to high-growth...
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Virgin to vie with BA in Scotland

Virgin to vie with BA in Scotland | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic sets out details of its plans to compete with British Airways on Heathrow links with Scotland.
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JAPANESE ECONOMY CONTRACTS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT QUARTER, COUNTRY IN RECESSION | Daily News London

JAPANESE ECONOMY CONTRACTS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT QUARTER, COUNTRY IN RECESSION | Daily News London | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
According to data released by the Japanese government, the Japanese economy has contracted for the July-September quarter due to weak global demand of the country's products.
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Autumn Statement: Tax relief to get firms spending - Telegraph

Autumn Statement: Tax relief to get firms spending - Telegraph | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
An emergency tax relief has been introduced in an effort to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to spend the £120bn of cash they are hoarding.
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How the Shutdown Threatens Some Home Owners - Yahoo Finance (blog)

How the Shutdown Threatens Some Home Owners - Yahoo Finance (blog) | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
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At first, the government shutdown only seemed to affect bureaucrats in Washington.
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25 of the most exciting technology companies in the UK

25 of the most exciting technology companies in the UK | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
To coincide with our inaugural Tech Invest event, GrowthBusiness profiles some of the most innovative and fastest-growing technology companies in our first Tech Innovators listing – to find out what is contributing to success.
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How to design the perfect welfare system - Washington Post (blog)

How to design the perfect welfare system - Washington Post (blog) | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) How to design the perfect welfare system Washington Post (blog) They built a model designed to determine the “optimal” welfare system, the one that maximized the utility — that is, happiness, or degree of getting what you...
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In Emerging Markets, Unilever Finds a Passport to Profit

In Emerging Markets, Unilever Finds a Passport to Profit | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
The consumer-products giant is betting big on emerging markets, home to half its sales (In emerging markets, “you can’t fight Unilever” | http://t.co/vQV7ip9B -- Businessweek (@BW))...
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Running out of time

Running out of time | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
WITH another month of jobs data in hand, economics writers can't help but note the remarkably stable pattern in employment growth. Payrolls rose by 155,000 jobs in...
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Smart fork goes on show at CES

Smart fork goes on show at CES | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Smart forks, Android-powered ovens and throwaway body patch sensors are among the smart device add-ons launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Environment Secretary Owen Paterson backs GM crops

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson backs GM crops | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Genetically modified food should be grown and sold widely in Britain and opponents of the technology are talking “humbug', according to the Environment (Environment Secretary Owen Paterson backs GM crops http://t.co/EZnt2JYa...)...
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Women on every UAE board, rules Cabinet - The National

Women on every UAE board, rules Cabinet - The National | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
The UAE Cabinet has made it compulsory for corporations and government agencies to include women on their boards of directors.
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Insight: Making France work again

Insight: Making France work again | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
ECUEILLE, France (Reuters) - Shirt manufacturer Marc Roudeillac was delighted when 48 of the 49 staff in his factory in central France voted to adapt their strict 35-hour week contracts to meet the up-and-down demand of the fashion trade.
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What the Hobbit can teach us about self-governance

What the Hobbit can teach us about self-governance | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
Those who believe in a small state and self-regulated markets could claim JRR Tolkien and Elinor Ostrom as two of their own (RT @ruthoporter: Larry Elliott writes in the Guardian about what Tolkien's Hobbit, Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom & the ...
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Deep divides in Dubai at UN talks on Internet

Deep divides in Dubai at UN talks on Internet | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
The chief American negotiator at a U.N. telecommunications conference says there's a basic disagreement over possible new Internet regulations. (Deep divides in Dubai at UN talks on Internet: The chief American negotiator at a U.N.
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China 'among world's most unequal countries'

China 'among world's most unequal countries' | Business & Economics | Scoop.it
A scavenger cycles in a construction waste garbage dump in Hefei, central China's Anhui province. China's wealth gap has widened to a level where it is among the world's most unequal nations, a Chinese ...
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