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Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties

A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found. The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 properties – ...

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Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security ...

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Palestinian firms plan to finally offer 3G mobile service

Palestinian mobile firms in the occupied West Bank hope to finally be able to offer 3G service to customers beginning Tuesday, years after much of the rest of the world began using it. Talks on 3G mobile have long dragged ...

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Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

Taxpayers still owe private contractors £199bn for deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), a spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO) found 716 public projects were active under PFI and its successor PF2, with annual costs amounting ...

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Carillion: Small firms count the cost of collapse

Thousands of small firms working for failed construction giant Carillion are waiting to learn if they will be paid, amid growing fears some could close. Carillion used an extensive network of sub-contractors and local suppliers, paying them almost £1bn a ...

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India Extends Hand to Apple and Others by Easing Rules on Foreign Firms

Advertisement MUMBAI, India — India’s central government moved on Wednesday to reinvigorate its sluggish economy by relaxing rules governing foreign investment in industries including retailing and air travel. The changes could lead Apple and other companies based outside this country ...

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Rail strikes: Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row

Commuters are facing up to three days of disruption, as staff at five train firms begin a fresh wave of strikes in separate disputes over “rail safety”. Rail, Maritime and Transport union members at Northern, Merseyrail, South Western Railway and ...

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