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FSA orders tests on takeaways after lamb meals found to contain other meat

Which? found that 24 out of 60 lamb curries and kebabs tested contained cheaper meats such as beef and chickenThe Food Standards Agency has called for a fresh round of tests on lamb takeaways, after the consumer watchdog Which? found that nearly half b…
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China fears it could miss targets as GDP increases at slowest rate for 18 months

Data shows reduced growth rate and industrial production decrease as fears of slowdown trigger government action Continue reading…
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Chinese economy’s growth is on target but policy tweaks are likely

The world’s second biggest economy has slowed down this year leaving the Chinese government with plenty to ponder Continue reading…
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Africa needs a fairer money-transfer deal

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Have you changed your buying habits since the Rana Plaza disaster? video

We asked people if ethical considerations affect what they buy in the wake of the clothing factory collapse last April, where more than 1,100 people died. The factory made clothes for brands including Primark, Benetton, and MangoDid the factory collaps…
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How Janus-faced George Osborne defied stereotype and triumphed

For a chancellor four years into office after presiding over the worst slump since the war, his popularity is remarkable Continue reading…
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Chinese growth slowest for 24 years

China’s GDP grew 7.4% in the first quarter amid growing evidence that the powerhouse economy is easing off China’s annual economic growth slowed to its lowest for nearly a quarter of a century between January and March to 7.4% from 7.7% in the previous…
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British Airways announces green fuel plant in Essex

BA will commit to buy 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made from converted waste as part of GreenSky project Continue reading…
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Spain tops list of EU’s 10 worst employment blackspots

Statistics reveal top five worst hit areas for joblessness are in Spain where almost 6 million people are without a job Continue reading…
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Albermarle & Bond goes back to basics after rescue deal

Sir Peter Burt investment vehicle Promethean buys pawnbroking business, saving the majority of shops and 628 jobs Continue reading…
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