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19 September 2014
Investors in corporate bonds are ignoring potential credit risks as companies take advantage of historic low interest rates
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18 September 2014
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the long-awaited update of the UK Corporate Governance Code. In a week that saw the overnight collapse of UK firm Phones4U, the inclusion of a board ‘viability statement’ about long-term solvency and liquidity will require firms to look significantly further ahead than the next year
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17 September 2014
A ban on lower-grade coal by China’s leading planning agency could send imports plummeting, with prices following soon afterwards
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17 September 2014
Local authorities risk being short-changed by property dealers as they try to balance their books in the face of funding austerity, a new report has found
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16 September 2014
House prices could spiral downwards north of the border in the event of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum, according to property website Zoopla
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16 September 2014
More than half of scheduled Air France flights stayed on the ground on 15 September after 60 per cent of pilots walked out over pay and conditions
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15 September 2014
Current sanctions against Russia by the EU and US risk restricting global oil supplies and increasing prices, according to former BP chief executive Tony Hayward
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