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Regency Hotel's loss rises to €217k after gangland murder, claims for indemnity

After the killing of David Byrne in a shootout at Dublin's Regency Hotel, it's reeling under severe pressure as losses amounted to €217,000. Regency Hotel has applied for indemnity to its insuring company Aviva for over €217,000.

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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate As Commodity Shares Surge, Tech Declines

Some US energy chiefs make more cash amid oil turmoil

Contrary to a notion that oil rout is impacting everyone in the industry, there are few bosses at energy companies making more money based on their performance. Few top managers are excelling in meeting targets and getting hefty paychecks.

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Ineos Started Shipping US Shale Gas to Europe

Shale gas from U.S. has begun shipment to Europe. The world-largest LNG carrier Ineos Intrepid has bound for Norway carrying 27,500 m3 of liquified ethane gas.

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Inside Aldi The German Discount Supermarket

Discount retailer Aldi to hire 700 apprentices, open 1000 stores in UK by 2022

German discount retailer Aldi will hire 700 apprentices this year, twice of its recruitment in in 2015. Aldi has set a target of 1,000 stores in the UK by 2022.

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Greece's Coca-Cola HBC AG Lists On The London Stock Exchange

Capitalism vs Nationalist Emotions: London Exchange Considers Consensus Poll

London Stock Exchange has been considering for holding a consensus poll on its proposed controversial £21 billion merger deal announced on Wednesday. Deutsche Boerse CEO has warned of possible American investment if the proposed deal fails to take place. However, the information of polling has fueled debates while analysts consider those as irrelevant.

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General Economy As China Eases Fiscal Stance to Meet Slower Growth Target for 2016

China's consumers spending rise on spas, travel, entertainment

Chinese consumers are spending more on spa visits, travel and entertainment as income levels are on upward movement. The consumer spending is expected rise 10 percent annually for the next decade.

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

Bank of England Keep Interest Rate at 0.5% Low

The British central bank has voted on Thursday to maintain a low interest rate. The uncertainties regarding and weak global trade outlook has made the committee to decide to maintain low interest rate.

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George Osborne's £1bln budget boost for North Sea

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £1-billion rescue package for trouble-hit North Sea oil industry. The government is also extending £730 million support for renewable electricity.

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Reshaping French Telecom Market: Orange, Altice & Iliad To Acquire Bouygues For €10 Billion

Bouygues SA is probably going to be acquired through a multi lateral deal. Though the deal appears for €10 Billion in total, Altice will have to pay €4 Billion. The rest deal amount will be paid by Orange SA, SFR and Illiad SA.

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UK's first potash mine unveils £2.5-bln investment plan amid concerns

Sirius Minerals has decided to execute a potash mine, Britain's first potash mine in 40 years, at an investment of £2.5-billion. Sirius is planning to raise funds from investors and banks. Environmentalists are raising concerns , however, about the project as it would have underground network of tunnels underneath North York Moors National Park.

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British Airways Speeds Airbus A380 Rollout As First Jet Arrives

Boeing picks London as its European base

Boeing has chosen London as its home for new European headquarters. Boeing's decision came soon after a joint pronouncement of a host of businessmen in favor of Britain staying in Europe.

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French Government Green Signals EDF To Go Ahead With Hinkley Point C Power Project

EDF has been witnessing a stretched balance sheet mainly due to lower power tariff. The French utility’s CFO has resigned this month protesting go ahead with the Hinkley project citing its indebted status. However, French government has assured of financial bailout for EDF to go ahead with the project considering future business prospect.

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Bank Of England Proposes Switch To Polymer Banknotes

UK's data office keen on quality, considers Charlie Bean's suggestions

The UK government and Office for National Statistics (ONS) have decided to enhance data quality. Taking central bank Governor Charlie Bean's suggestions into consideration, the British government has earmarked GBP 17 million ($24 million) investment for creating new centers of excellence.

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Deutsche Boerse AG Chief Executive Officer Carsten Kengeter Interview As German Exchange Agrees Merger with London Stock Exchange Group Plc

Frankfurt and London Stock Exchange Has Reached a Merger Agreement

Two of the most prominent European stock exchange, Frankfurt and London has agreed to merge on Wednesday. The merger between them will create a new European trading powerhouse.

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Bank of England is Predicted to Keep Interest Rate Low in Fear of Brexit

In fear of Brexit, economists predicted British central bank will keep its interest rate low. While Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned that Brexit will damage British financial stability.

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