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Alpari UK launches easy-to-use binary options trading platform

London, 3 September 2013: Alpari (UK) Limited (“Alpari UK”), one of the foremost global providers of retail online foreign exchange trading, has expanded its product range with the introduction of binary options. Alpari UK’s new web-based binary options platform gives new [...]

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HSBC’s underlying profits rise despite money laundering fine

By Gerald Heneghan HSBC has seen its underlying profits rise in 2012, despite the financier being hit by a $1.9 billion (£1.26 million) fine for money laundering.

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European unemployment nears 12 per cent

By Lauren Grice Unemployment in the euro area hit 11.9 per cent in January 2013, Eurostat has revealed today (March 1st).

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UK house prices ‘rose 0.2 per cent in February’

By Gerald Heneghan House prices in the UK rose by 0.2 per cent during February, hitting an average cost of £162,638.

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Sports Direct acquires Republic fashion chain

By Laura Moulden Sports Direct has acquired the Republic chain of high-street fashion shops for an undisclosed amount.

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RBS reveals £5.2 billion lost in ‘chastening’ year

By Gerald Heneghan Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has revealed it suffered a pre-tax loss of more than £5 billion in 2012.

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Eurozone economic downturn ‘to persist into 2013′

By Gerald Heneghan The eurozone's financial downturn will continue into 2013, the European Commission has warned.

Workplace pension scheme membership at lowest level since 1997

By Laura Moulden Workplace pension scheme membership is at its lowest level since 1997, dropping to 46 per cent.

Manchester child poverty levels ‘worst in UK’

By Gerald Heneghan Manchester has been named the worst parliamentary constituency for child poverty in the UK.

TUC: Living standards must be defining issue in next election

By Laura Moulden Living standards must be a "defining issue" during the next general election, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has claimed.

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