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Shadow chancellor says Tories ‘stand up for the few’

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India’s Tata earmarks $35bn for expansion

Conglomerate eyes spot in list of world’s top 25 businesses

Democrats move to punish tax ‘deserters’

Bill denies federal contracts to companies that redomicile

APR bolstered by contract extensions

Libyan agreement to run until the first quarter 2015

Russian politicians take aim at global consultants

Likes of Deloitte, PwC and McKinsey face sanctions fallout

Sales tax rise hits Japan’s retail spend

Weak data cast a shadow on Abe’s economic strategy

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Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5bn

Deal combines US’s two largest real estate listing websites

Poste Italiane privatisation faces delay

Concerns over Fincantieri’s weak market debut

Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

Proposal to lift ownership threshold and backdate rule change

Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Carillion wins £2.8bn MoD contract

Joint venture with Amey to manage military estate

GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Advair drug disappoints as group heads into period of transition

Capita profits bolstered by defence deal

North Korea’s business guides

Pyongyang is enlisting tutors in the techniques of modern management

US warned of more company tax relocations

Senators attack ‘fast-buck artists’ encouraging deals

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

City companies wary over Russian links

Fears mount over tougher western sanctions against Moscow

UK taxman criticised over £10bn IT costs

HMRC attacked by MP for ‘unacceptably’ poor management

More public jobs to be spun off

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

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