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Starbucks Latest Spicy Brews: Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Teavana Citrus Green Latte

Starbucks have brewed some new additions to its mouth-watering menu. The company introduces the Smoked Butterscotch Latte together with the Teavana Citrus Green Latte, whether hot or cold and other versions of Frappuccino. This latest addition is available in U.S. and Canada only.

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Presents The Quarterly Inflation Report At A News Conference

UK inflation rate inches up to 12-month high

The UK's headline rate of inflation reached to 12-month high. However, it remained below the two percent target of Bank of England for two years. The consumer prices index rose following the price rise in oil, clothing and food products. Economists and consumers are looking to UK's central bank whether it'll raise interest rate or not.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

Pirelli Shareholders Approve Merging With Marco Polo Industrial Holding

Shareholders of the Italian tyre maker Pirelli has nodded in favor of the proposed merger with Marco Polo Industrial Holding. Marco Polo’s parent concern ChemChina has acquired Pirelli for $8.25 billion last year. The merging is scheduled to be completed by mid 2016.

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Anglo American Plc's South African Headquarters As CEO Cynthia Carroll Quits

Anglo American Plc Announced to Sell Its Share in Kumba Iron Ore

One of the world's biggest mining company Anglo American Plc announced to sell its share in Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday. The South African multinational company has suffered loss in its full-year performance.

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SWITZERLAND-FRANCE-TELECOM-TECHNOLOGIES-ORANGE

Orange SA Needs More Weeks For Bouygues Deal

Along with reporting its fourth quarter performance, France telecommunication company Orange SA also report the acquisition plan. The company needs more weeks to have approval from antitrust authorities.

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Metallurgy of iron and steel - Alto-forno - blast-furnace

Brazil's Usiminas hires Credit Suisse for unit sale

Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA, a Brazilian steel producer, is in the process of offloading its manufacturing unit. Usiminas has already hired Credit Suisse SA as its financial advisor for the unit sale. The sluggish global economy and China's economy slowdown are impacting the Brazilian steel industry in more negative way.

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Vodafone Group Plc Stores As Common Ground Sought In Liberty Global Plc Merger

Vodafone to forge ties with Liberty Global for Dutch market

UK-based Vodafone and US cable group firm Liberty Global are combining their operations in Netherlands market to float a joint venture. The combined JV is expected to be operational by end of 2016. Vodafone has agreed to pay €1 billion (£770 million) after excluding Ziggo's net debt of €7.3 billion.

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US Markets Open After Big Losses In Japan

Foreign investors take US small biz route

The market volatility, rising dollar and sluggish global economy are forcing foreign investors towards the US small business credit market for growth opportunities. Foreign investors generally prefer to invest in US treasury bonds. But the prevailing global conditions are propelling them to park their funds in small business credit market.

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Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange

R-Squared investment firm ups position in Russian ruble

R-Square Macro Management is increasing its exposure to Russian currency Ruble. It's hoping on rebound in Ruble as it fell 37 percent from the recent high in 2015. Some asset managers scaled back their wagers on Ruble amid high volatility in the Russian currency.

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HSBC Holdings Plc Building As Board Mull Headquarters Decision

HSBC Board Opts For Headquarters In London

London is the core economic hub of Europe. Leaving out from the European Union will force the businesses to be pulled out from the UK, argue some analysts. However, HSBC Board’s decision to retain headquarters in London appears to be the best answer to the believers.

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Inside An Ikea Store Ahead Of Durable Goods Orders Figures

After Google, IKEA Has Been Accused of Tax Dodging Up To €1 billion

Green Party has accused IKEA for dodging tax up to €1 billion ($1.13 billion/ £776 million). MEP has taken the allegation into cognizance and pledged for studying the report and related findings. However, the Swedish furniture giant has rejected the tax evasion allegations and claims for no wrongdoings.

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Views Of Tankers & Refineries As Oil Trades Near 12-Year Low

Oil Price Soars While Stocks Follow The Trait Too

The average oil price has dipped well below $30 a barrel on Thursday, which has been reported to be sold at $31 on Friday. Sharp fall of oil prices on Thursday has been analyzed as the triggering factor for some bargain hunting by some traders. However, equity market has also witnessed a boost which is believed to be induced by oil price soaring.

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Key Speakers At The 'Ignition: Future of Digital' Conference

Pandora selling itself; stock soars over 10%

Pandora Media Inc has engaged Morgan Stanley to facilitate the selling itself including identifying potential buyers. Pandora has been spending heavily to attract more number of users amid increasing competition in internet radio space.

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Residential Housing And Estate Agents As Mortgage Approvals Rise

London rental apartments see buying binge ahead of new tax

The London property market is witnessing soaring buying activity for rental apartments ahead of new tax on home coming into effect from April 2016. The latest rush for buying is also pushing prices up.

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Indian Economy, Finance And Business

Drop in Indian Rupee, stocks not exceptional

The weakening Rupee against the US dollar and downfall on financial markets are not exceptional. The Indian currency is doing well as it's strengthening against other global currencies. Indian markets tumbled on Thursday as key indices Sensex and Nifty fell over three percent led by banking stocks.

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