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British Gas feels the heat from Energy Secretary Ed Davey

British Gas feels the heat from Energy Secretary Ed Davey | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Ever since Ed Miliband’s conference speech pledging to cap energy prices the coalition found it diff...
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For the first time a policy from the coalition on energy policy that can challenge Miliband's energy policy - interestingly, it also binds coalition partners closer despite the recent Tory bashing by all key Lib Dems.

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Google search will look different in Europe after settlement with regulators

Google search will look different in Europe after settlement with regulators | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Google, after a prolonged battle with European regulators, have agreed to make concessions on how it...
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Like any good deal there are compromises - so no side is really happy.  But the big winner is Google on many fronts.....

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UK: Floods confirm need for an independent commission to secure infrastructure

UK: Floods confirm need for an independent commission to secure infrastructure | TheThinq | Scoop.it
British homes and infrastructure in the coastal areas are being battered by a series of storms and s...
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Implementing the Arnitt review is important and for once partisan political bickering should be kept aside - because investment in infrastructure is a no brainer.

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Nuclear power fading as a key issue in Japanese politics

Nuclear power fading as a key issue in Japanese politics | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Nuclear power is no longer the hot button issue it once was if Tokyo’s gubernatorial elections are a...
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German Constitutional Court makes national sovereignty a key issue

German Constitutional Court makes national sovereignty a key issue | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Euro sceptics have won a moral victory with the recent decision by the German Constitutional Court t...
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 This would give the Prime Minister some hope on EU treaty changes - and Mr. Hollande wouldn't be too happy.

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Lagarde chooses US and India to highlight damage inflicted by inequality

Lagarde chooses US and India to highlight damage inflicted by inequality | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Inequality is back on the agenda and rightly so.  Many influential voices have been raising this iss...
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Inequality is rising and it is not good for anyone - for the richest it is not only about altruism its for their own good that inequality reduces and there are more opportunities for people to make it. 

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Foreign Direct Investment: US tops the list but developing countries account for 52% of FDI inflows

Foreign Direct Investment: US tops the list but developing countries account for 52% of FDI inflows | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Developing countries received a majority of foreign direct investment (FDI) which reached $1.46 tril...
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Barclays – Profits are down yet bonuses are up

Barclays – Profits are down yet bonuses are up | TheThinq | Scoop.it
Bonuses are meant to reward successes but Barclays bank has decided to award its investment bankers ...
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It seems like 2008 never happened - #bonuses are back with a vengence -  37% of revenue loss - 13% bonus raise to £1.6 billion. 

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