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British PM plans cabinet reshuffle to boost economy


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to reshuffle his government this week as members of parliament returned Monday for a new term after the ... Read more...

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Britain ready to underwrite infrastructure projects


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said the government, in a bid to boost the country's sluggish economy, would underwrite altogether 50 billion pounds ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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Business event ahead of Games to lure investment to Britain


July 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Olympic Games, business leaders, including some from India, met in central London for an investment conference Thursday that the British government has ... Read more...

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Britain raises Vodafone tax issue with Mukherjee (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne Monday raised the Vodafone issue at a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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Initiative to strengthen investment between India, Britain


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A new initiative to strengthen investment links between established Indian companies and British small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focussed on technology was launched here Monday.British ... Read more...

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Britain raises Vodafone tax issue with Mukherjee


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne Monday raised the Vodafone issue at a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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Britain unveils annual budget


March 21st, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) British Finance Minister George Osborne Wednesday unveiled the budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal in parliament, announcing wide ranging tax reforms to reward work and support growth.Osborne ... Read more...

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British petrol prices hit record high


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Petrol prices hit an all-time high in Britain Friday, the Daily Mail reported.Prices at the pump have reached 137.44 pounds, beating the previous record 137.43 pounds ... Read more...

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Britain to set up special maths schools


November 27th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A number of schools specialising in maths would be set up in Britain as the government sees the subject as a "fundamental strategic priority" in education.This ... Read more...

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Britain cuts off financial ties with Iranian banks


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Britain has severed all links with Iranian banks as part of the country's new financial sanctions against Tehran.Starting Monday, all of Britain's credit and financial institutions ... Read more...

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‘EU-India free trade top priority for Britain’


November 11th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 11 (IANS) Britain has made the European Union (EU)-India free trade agreement (FTA) "as its number one priority", a British member of the European Parliament said.Sajjad Karim, ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade agreement by end-2011


July 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India and the European Union are likely to sign a free trade agreement, aimed to boost the flow of trade and investment, by the end ... Read more...

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No impact of political controversies on investment: Mukherjee


July 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) On the day former telecom minister A. Raja sought to drag Prime Minister Manmohan Singh into the second generation (2G) spectrum case, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Britain to discuss trade ties, reforms


July 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is to pay a day-long visit to Britain for a ministerial-level economic dialogue to be held in London Monday to ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown a ‘clear favorite’ to be next IMF head


April 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is emerging as the first choice for becoming the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Presently, Brown is in ... Read more...

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Obama’s Irish ancestry revealed in online database


March 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): A number of public figures whose Irish ancestry have been revealed in an online database include Chancellor GeorgeOsborne, United States President Barack Obama and Oscar Wilde.The ... Read more...

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Bank of England chief says UK could face another financial crisis


March 5th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has warned that the United Kingdom could face another financial crisis if reform is not carried out in the ... Read more...

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UK freezes Libyan security chiefs’ assets to pressurise Gaddafi to step down


March 4th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Britain has frozen the assets of 20 of Colonel Gaddafi's security chiefs with the intention of pressurising the Libyan leader to step down.The Libyan dictator's spy chiefs ... Read more...

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British MPs draw flak for defying austerity measures


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Senior MPs in Britain have come under fire for celebrating the New Year with lavish holidays or by sipping champagne at an exclusive Commons fireworks party. The ... Read more...

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UK offers $11.17 billion loan to Irish Republic


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Monday announced that the UK offered a direct loan to Ireland of about £7 billion ($11.17 billion) in addition ... Read more...

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British PM wears poppy despite China’s objection


November 10th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron wore a poppy emblem on his lapel at his reception in Beijing despite objections from China which equates the flower with its ... Read more...

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China, Britain cooperation outweighs competition: Hu Jintao


November 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday said cooperation was stronger than competition between China and Britain as both the two economies were compatible.Hu made the remarks while ... Read more...

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China, Britain discuss bilateral ties (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron who is heading a business delegation to China will sign several bilateral trade agreements during the course of his two-day official visit ... Read more...

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China, Britain hold trade talks


November 9th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) China and Britain Tuesday discussed bilateral economic ties in Beijing ahead of a visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron.Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and British Chancellor ... Read more...

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Britain to cut 500,000 public sector jobs


October 20th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly half a million public sector workers in Britain are to lose their jobs as the government plans to reduce more than 80 billion pounds in public spending ... Read more...

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One in 30 Britons have never done a day’s work in their lifetime, says report


September 14th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): One in 30 Britons, about 1.4 million, have never done a day's work in their lifetime according to the Department for Work and Pensions statistics.There are reportedly ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old Briton advises government on finances


August 29th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A seven-year-old maths prodigy, who became the youngest Briton to gain the top grade in GCSE maths, now advises the government on the country's finances, a media report ... Read more...

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S.M.Krishna apprises Lok Sabha of British PM’s visit


August 18th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.18 (ANI): Minister for External Affairs S.M.Krishna on Wednesday apprised the Lok Sabha of the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to India undertaken between July 27-29, 2010. ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg joins fight to save UK Film Council


August 13th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Hollywood movie mogul Steven Spielberg has joined other stars in the fight to save the UK Film Council (UKFC) from the axe.A letter sent from his DreamWorks ... Read more...

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UK ‘could have lost half the cabinet’ due to ATC glitch in Delhi during Cameron flight


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2, (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron's jet was caught in a glitch leaving all pilots "blind," when an air traffic control system failed as it was about to ... Read more...

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India, Britain to explore more business opportunities


July 29th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Britain will explore opportunities, including opening up of their markets, to boost two-way trade and investment. "We discussed how to boost trade and investment ... Read more...

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NSE to explore business opportunities with LSE


July 28th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) Wednesday inked a letter of intent with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to evaluate business opportunities, including licensing and trading of key ... Read more...

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UK Chancellor of Exchequer urges better economic partnership with India


July 28th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 28 (ANI): Pressing for greater economic ties between the United Kingdom and India, George Osborne, the British Chancellor of Exchequer, said that there is an enormous scope and potential ... Read more...

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Cameron to offer India direct say in drawing up Britain’s new immigration policy


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jul 28 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a two-day visit to India leading the largest official delegation to the subcontinent since the end of the British Raj, ... Read more...

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