Foxtons shares tumble on warning

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Rio Tinto taps Walsh to stay as chief

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Investment banking helps Swiss group beat third-quarter forecasts

Bourses slip after Wall Street dip

Mood is cautious despite better China manufacturing data

Unilever sales growth at 5-year low

Sharp slowdown in China adds to Europe woes

Lloyds to unveil 9,000 job cuts

Attempt to make retail lender more digitally focused

Nokia’s broadband gamble pays off

Company reports first year-on-year sales rise in more than three years

Parliament attack leaves Canada on alert

Gunman shoots soldier at Ottawa war memorial

Debenhams suffers steep profit fall

Retailer hit by competition from John Lewis and heavy discounting

DeepMind allies with Oxford academics

Google artificial intelligence group buys university spinouts

Eclectica hedge fund bleeding assets

Investors pull out of Hendry fund despite relatively robust performance

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Investors doubt policy makers can achieve aims

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Moral hazards must be weighed against benefits

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"France has similar problems to everyone else in these post-crisis days, plus three others: [it has] a huge staff of under-employed fonctionnaires, with jobs for life; [it is subject to] the policies of the Brussels bureaucracy; and the euro. Sadly, it is quite difficult to see just how France can surmount these difficulties."
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"What we're seeing here is [a] result of poor economic policies which open society to the possibility of dangerously unpredictable and radical political alternatives, including mob rule."
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