UPDATE 4-In blow to U.S., EU pledges quick move on tax for polluting firms

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UPDATE 1-Philippine c.bank steps up bid to lift growth, cuts rates a 3rd time

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UPDATE 1-Hungary central bank trims key inflation forecasts for 2019 and 2020

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Uber to launch UK driver loyalty scheme amid licence battle

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Introduce frequent flyer levy to fight emissions, government told

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IMF names Kristalina Georgieva as new head

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Lebanese PM talks to Saudi minister about support for economy

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UPDATE 1-Lebanese PM talks to Saudi minister about support for economy

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri spoke to the Saudi finance minister on Saturday (...)

Bank of England forecasts low interest rates for longer

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Why Booker shortlist is more taxing for some readers

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Column: Hedge funds sell oil as global economy deteriorates

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Argentina imposes currency controls to support economy

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UPDATE 1-India Inc grows impatient as economy dips and Modi is distracted

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UPDATE 2-India rolls back tax hike on investors; outlines steps to boost sentiment

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UPDATE 1-Steinhoff looks to sell off assets after $7 billion accounting fraud

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UK economy shrinks for the first time since 2012

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Burford Capital considers share buyback after Muddy Waters short attack

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Eurozone prepares for interest rate cut as growth slows

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BoE says British banks ready for no-deal Brexit, trade war

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Irish consumer sentiment inches higher in June

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UK shop prices fall for first time since October - BRC

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UPDATE 1-U.S. charges ex-CEO of cryptocurrency company Longfin with $66 million fraud

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ECB to give euro zone economy a small shot in the arm

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YOUR MONEY-Retirement reform wants more of your tax dollars now

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UPDATE 4-Metro Bank shores up finances, prepares for tough investor meeting

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More than one BoE rate rise likely over next three years - Carney

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Is the UK economy at a new moment of sea-change?

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Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut

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WRAPUP 3-Chill in global economy prompts G20 call for trade truce

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Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to support technology start-ups (...)

UPDATE 1-Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to support technology start-ups (...)

People spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report

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Hammond offers more spending, lower taxes if a Brexit deal is done

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he could free billions (...)

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British finance minister Philip Hammond said he now had 26.6 billion pounds (...)

SE Asia Stocks-Eke out small gains as global growth concerns return

Southeast Asian stocks edged higher in thin trading on Thursday as investors (...)

Portugal can use its economic recovery to build up resilience

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UK consumers rein in appetite for borrowing as Brexit nears

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European funds cut equity holdings, hoard cash as growth fears rise - Reuters poll

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COLUMN-Risks for world economy, markets if U.S. yields hold above 3 pct: McGeever

The outlook for U.S. interest rates has shifted, as investors bet that recent (...)

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UPDATE 1-Erdogan says will discuss case of ex-Turkish minister with Trump during visit

ANKARA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday (...)

Goldman Sachs announces a change in strategy

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The Fed prepares for its balance-sheet—and its board—to shrink

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Is Margrethe Vestager championing consumers or her political career?

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A legal vulnerability at the heart of China’s big internet firms

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Give us some clarity on Brexit, French minister Griveaux tells UK

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The British government needs to provide more clarity (...)

Sri Lankan shares close little changed in dull trade; tax bill weighs on mkt

COLOMBO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares closed little changed in low (...)

Capacity cuts in China fuel a commodity rally and a debate

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Exchange-rate shifts have helped the global economy

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-U.S. charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

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RPT-Foreigners dump Japan stocks as N.Korea, yen take gloss off bright economic news

TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Foreign investors are ditching Japanese stocks, (...)

Bell Pottinger puts itself up for sale

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Is there a wage growth puzzle in America?

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On NAFTA, Donald Trump’s most dangerous opponents are at home

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Of Indian banknotes cancelled last year, 99% are accounted for

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UPDATE 4-Trump touts tax reform, tells Congress to deliver

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Uber picks Dara Khosrowshahi as its new boss

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The gap between India’s richer and poorer states is widening

COUNTRIES find it easier to get rich once their neighbours already are. East (...)

UPDATE 1-Austrian IPO candidate Novomatic reports earnings drop

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Lending to UK consumers cools as economic confidence ebbs

LONDON (Reuters) - Lending to British consumers expanded at the weakest pace (...)

UPDATE 1-Danish government seeks cuts in capital gains tax, faces opposition

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FACEBOOK, whose users visit for an average of 50 minutes a day, promises members: (...)

Does ageing explain America’s disappointing wage growth?

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UPDATE 1-Lending to UK consumers cools as economic confidence ebbs

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Trump hits road to tout tax reform as helping workers

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Recruiter InterQuest warns on fees as Brexit hits financial services unit

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi banks strong before FTSE upgrade decision, Egypt rebounds

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Flying water taxis highlight French startup frustrations

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Sri Lankan shares fall for third straight day; blue chips drag

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Sri Lankan shares end weaker in thin trade; tax proposal weighs

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China modernises its monetary policy

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China stocks rise after promise to widen role for foreign investors

SHANGHAI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Industrial and materials stocks lifted China (...)

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore hits 1-month low as financials drag

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Australia shares rebound as banks rally; NZ climbs

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Australian shares recovered on Monday, with financials (...)

Research points to a new explanation of “Dutch disease”

IN 1959 geologists discovered 2.8trn cubic metres of natural gas—the largest (...)

Investors are not great at predicting politics

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Year-end wave of Treasury debt issuance may tighten monetary conditions

Aug 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to significantly (...)

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Brexit-wary Bank of England leaves rates on hold, cuts growth forecast

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record low (...)

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-U.S. taxable bond funds attract $1.8 bln in week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Investors added $1.8 billion to taxable bond funds (...)

Bank of England leaves rates on hold, cuts growth forecast, still hints at 2018 rise

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record low (...)

Hot and cold: Euro zone grows but inflation slows

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Data in the coming week should confirm the euro zone (...)

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America’s uncompetitive markets harm its economy

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Tech stocks have regained their dotcom-era highs

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UK commissions EU migration impact study, promises no Brexit cliff-edge

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday (...)

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

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An overhaul of Brazilian labour law should spur job creation

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UPDATE 3-After healthcare failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform

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Average price of UK motor insurance hits record high in Q2 - ABI

July 18 (Reuters) - The average price of UK motor insurance hit a record high (...)

India raises tax on cigarettes

NEW DELHI, July 17 (Reuters) - India has raised the total tax on cigarettes (...)

Hong Kong stocks end at new 2-year peak on robust China economy, inflows

July 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks rose for the sixth straight day on Monday, (...)

Overseas landlords shun the UK, as tax changes bite

Only 5% of UK homes are owned by foreign investors - compared to 12% in 2010 (...)

New Senate healthcare plan keeps Obamacare-era taxes on wealthy -Senate source

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SE Asia Stocks-Most up on cautious Fed; Philippines gives up gains

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UPDATE 1-Swiss, French to resume tax data exchange after resolving concerns

ZURICH, July 12 (Reuters) - Switzerland and France have smoothed over concerns (...)

Swiss, French to resume tax data exchange after resolving concerns

ZURICH, July 12 (Reuters) - Switzerland and France have smoothed over concerns (...)

Taylor Review: UK should end cash in hand economy

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The EU proposes pan-European pension products

THE story of the European Union is in part that of the steady accretion of (...)

UPDATE 1-Dutch inquiry calls for overhaul of trust office industry

AMSTERDAM, July 5 (Reuters) - Many trust offices based in the Netherlands (...)

Dutch inquiry calls for overhaul of trust office industry

AMSTERDAM, July 5 (Reuters) - Many trust offices based in the Netherlands (...)

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Germany is admired for a stable economy and holding on to blue-collar jobs (...)

India GST: Sweeping tax reform introduced

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UPDATE 4-South Africa says may need seek outside help to get economy going

* ANC policy meeting to lay ground for Zuma succession (Adds Zuma no-confidence (...)

UPDATE 1-Danish businesses face labour shortage as economy picks up

COPENHAGEN, June 30 (Reuters) - The Danish economy performed better than expected (...)

Pakistan’s old economic vulnerabilities persist

THE IMF, claims Pakistan’s government, is surplus to requirements. Ministers (...)

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The complicated failure of two Italian lenders

BANKS sicken slowly but die fast. For years Banca Popolare di Vicenza and (...)

China needs to strike balance between deleveraging and support for some sectors - IMF

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UPDATE 5-U.S. Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

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Why the falling oil price isn’t hurting markets

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Why falling oil isn't hurting markets

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Barclays and four former executives are charged with fraud

IN 2008, as banks cracked on both sides of the Atlantic, Britain’s government (...)

The Federal Reserve risks truncating a recovery with room to run

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UPDATE 2- Call to change South African central bank mandate dubbed "very serious risk"

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Mark Carney says time not right for interest rate rise

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Czech Social Democrats pledge to cut tax for workers, tighten control of big business

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Tanzania’s firebrand leader takes on its largest gold miner

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Corporate Europe is giddy with optimism

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Australia risks housing correction with foreign buyer tax hike

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UPDATE 1-World Bank approves $500 mln grant package for Afghanistan projects

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Election 2017: What now for your finances?

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J.P. Morgan scales back U.S. tax cut forecast, pushes out timing

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OECD predicts fastest global growth in six years

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In Donald Trump’s America, the left rethinks its economics

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Taiwan’s economy has defied the pessimists

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Global monetary policy is not tightening as expected

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How becoming a Hong Kong pensioner can save you tax

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With new sheriff in town, S.Korea big businesses duck for cover

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) - A South Korean retail giant has shelved controversial (...)

Foot Locker shares plunge after weak sales

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U.S. Treasury secretary to say 3 percent economic growth achievable

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NEWSMAKER-Macron picks pro-EU conservative Le Maire as French finance chief

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Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges

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India needs to curb a borrowing spree by its state governments

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CORRECTED-Australia banks could make customers pay for surprise tax -analysts

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Reducing rates for “pass-through” businesses will be tough to justify

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Portugal GDP Growth Rate

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Portugal GDP Annual Growth Rate

The Portuguese economy expanded 2 percent year-on-year in the last quarter (...)

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Portugal Government Revenues

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Portugal Government Spending

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Portugal Social Security Rate

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Portuguese economic activity expanded 1.2 percent year-on-year in January (...)

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Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014: Key findings for Portugal

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International community continues making major progress to end tax evasion

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Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Portugal

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Revenue Statistics 2016: Country highlights

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