The lowdown on loan sharks

People in financial difficulty sometimes turn to illegal money lenders when things get really tough. These lenders, commonly known as loan sharks, charge extremely high rates of interest and are to be avoided at all costs. Read on to find […]

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UK retail sales and services sector activity on the rise

Two separate surveys released today provide evidence that the British economy is starting to grow again. They reveal that retail sales and the hugely important services sector both expanded

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Pharmaceuticals giant GSK increase stake in Indian healthcare unit to 73%

UK drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc (LON:GSK) said today it had increased its stake in its Indian unit GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd to 72.5% from 43.2%, as part

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US watch maker Movado takes control of UK distribution venture

US watch maker Movado Group Inc (NYSE:MOV) said it had acquired an additional stake in MGS Distribution Limited (MGS) from its UK partner Swico Limited, raising its interest

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US-based media group Liberty in talks to acquire Virgin Media

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media Inc (NASDAQ:VMED, LON:VMED) said today it was in talks with Liberty Global Inc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) about a takeover bid by the US cable

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