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London-based Henderson Group looks to grow assets to £150B by 2018

Henderson Group has plans to grow its assets to £150 billion in four years as it seeks to expand in markets outside the UK, Reuters reported.

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Amazon to rename European streaming video service LoveFilm as Prime Instant Video

Seattle, US-based e-commerce and digital media giant Amazon will rename its London-based streaming video service LoveFilm as Prime Instant Video in Germany and the UK starting February 26.

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Google acquires British firm Spider.io to prevent online ad fraud

US-based search giant Google acquired London, UK-based anti-malware for online advertisers Spider.io for an undisclosed amount to prevent online advertising fraud and detect attacks from malware-infected computers.

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Google acquires British firm Spider.io to prevent online ad fraud

US-based search giant Google acquired London, UK-based anti-malware for online advertisers Spider.io for an undisclosed amount to prevent online advertising fraud and detect attacks from malware-infected computers.

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Iluka to pick up ₤12.2M stake in UK metal powder producer Metalysis

Perth, Australia-based mineral sands explorer Iluka Resources Ltd announced that it will pick up an 18.3% stake in Rotherham, UK-based metal powder producer Metalysis for ₤12.2 million ($A22.5 million).

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Funding Circle obtains £40M investment from UK government to provide loans to SMBs

Small business loan online marketplace Funding Circle obtained a £40M investment from the UK government to allow the company to continue providing loans to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the country.

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UK's SEH Group obtains £9.4M funding package from Lloyds

Suffolk, UK-based construction supplier SEH Group obtained £9.4million in funding from Lloyds Commercial Banking under the government's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) to support its growth and expansion.

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Singaporean data analytics firm Crayon Data secures INR7.3 crore for expansion

Singapore-based data analytics firm Crayon Data secured INR7.3 crore in a venture round from Jungle Ventures and Spring Seeds Capital for its expansion into the US, UK, Middle East, and China.

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PayPal to open new mobile SDK to developers in 30 countries

California, US-based payments firm PayPal said it will open its new mobile software development kit (SDK) to all mobile developers across 30 countries starting February 24 to make way for a more convenient PayPal checkout in mobile apps.

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China's Meizu and Spain's Bq to build first Ubuntu Mobile phones this year

Canonical, the parent firm of UK-based operating system Ubuntu, partnered with Chinese electronics firm Meizu and Spanish mobile gadget firm Bq to build the first Ubuntu Mobile phones this year.

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Small Scottish island wants to be world's first 100% renewable energy place

Eigg, a small island which is part of Scotland's Hebrides archipelago, wants to be the world's first 100% renewable energy place by replacing current diesel generators with a network of wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, and solar panels as sources of electricity.

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Irish firm Fexco to purchase English foreign exchange firm InterCash

County Kerry, Ireland-based financial services provider Fexco will UK-based foreign exchange firm InterCash for an undisclosed sum to establish the firm's position in the market as the country's economy starts growing again.

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UK-based SalesGossip closes second angel round with £600K

SalesGossip, a UK-based site that provides members with exclusive access to fashion and beauty retailers' sales and promos, closed its second angel round with £600,000, TechCrunch reported.

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UK-based Dentsu Aegis acquires Chinese social creative firm Verawom

Media and digital marketing firm Dentsu Aegis Network added China-based social creative firm Verawom for an undisclosed sum, in a deal that will integrate the latter into the Isobar China group.

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Blackrock raises stake in UK Internet media firm Blinkx to 13pct

New York, US-based investment management firm Blackrock raised its stake in UK-based Internet media firm Blinkx to 13% amid allegations that the latter was using adware to boost its revenues.

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