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    Diageo profits hit after write down in baijiu spirit business

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  15. July 31, 2014

    Post-Argentine default calm will fade

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  16. July 31, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo shares tumble after order to raise more capital

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  17. July 31, 2014

    Europe’s haven eyes stormy high-yield

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  18. July 31, 2014

    Lloyds considers ‘all options’ to claw back rate riggers’ bonuses

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  19. July 31, 2014

    BT profits rise after cost cuts and consumer broadband growth

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    BNP Paribas suffers record loss after US fine

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    The 6am London Cut

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    July 30, 2014

    The Closer

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  23. July 30, 2014

    Bond markets hold a little bit of hope

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  24. July 30, 2014

    Challenges for business in Scottish independence, says Barclays

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  25. July 30, 2014

    Russian institution set for slower growth amid reduced role

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  26. July 30, 2014

    Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

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  27. July 30, 2014

    Germany: Bank balance

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  28. July 30, 2014

    Russia attacks EU sanctions and warns of higher energy bills

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  29. July 30, 2014

    UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

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  30. July 30, 2014

    Antofagasta leads miners lower on weak results

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  31. July 30, 2014

    Dollar hits 10-month high on US growth

    The dollar rose to 10-month highs on Wednesday after data showed better than expected US growth in the second quarter. The...

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    July 30, 2014

    Another crisis figure moves on: IMF's Moghadam

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  33. July 30, 2014

    Easing price pressures point to even lower eurozone inflation

    Eurozone inflation, already at its lowest level in four years, may have fallen further last month, after price pressures in...

  34. July 30, 2014

    Eurozone lending conditions improve

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  35. July 30, 2014

    Banco Espirito Santo posts loss of €3.58bn

    Banco Espírito Santo has posted a first-half net loss of €3.58bn that exposes the full extent of the Portuguese lender’s...

  36. July 30, 2014

    BBVA earnings highlight Spanish market recovery

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  37. July 30, 2014

    Barclays tops FTSE after earnings

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    Top-rated government bonds defy gravity

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