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Citywire News

  • Is shorting shares ethical?
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:14:52 +0100
    Five financial experts debate the pros and cons of selling shares 'short' to make a profit.

BBC Business News

  • US firm withdraws Mothercare offer
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:29 GMT
    US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.
  • Coach firm collapse affects hundreds
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:20 GMT
    A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.
  • RBS shares surge on surprise profit
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:23:31 GMT
    Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to 2.65bn for the first half of the year.
  • Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT
    In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

BBC News

  • Fewer 'nimbys' and 'poor doors' - papers
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:44:49 GMT
    Different trends affecting the housing market are reported on some of Saturday's front pages, while the papers report positive economic news.
  • Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:42:33 GMT
    Israel and Hamas agree to 12-hour Gaza truce on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a longer seven-day ceasefire.
  • 20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:02:23 GMT
    Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a 20m fee.
  • US 'will send migrant youths home'
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:27:22 GMT
    President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.

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