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Lenders fearing ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit cut €350bn of holdings tied to Britain

US groups report strong start as UK figures show small rise in spending

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Princes and businessmen begin transferring funds and assets to pay for freedom

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Stanley Druckenmiller and Julian Robertson among those with concentrated sector longs

Anger over inequality turns Frente Amplio into country’s third-largest political force

Jump in short-dated issuance expected to influence Fed tightening

UK group hopes to ape success of tequila and take cachaça upmarket and global

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Sichuan turkey, fried rice and sour-and-hot soup: recipes to refresh the Christmas menu

Algebris chief would move his business in a second if told he must hire British first

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Stanley Druckenmiller and Julian Robertson among those with concentrated sector longs

Euro climbs to two-month peak against dollar

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Build-up to talks heightens expectations of volatility for assets

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Houses can achieve higher prices for top wines than in the saleroom

Simon Farr, co-founder of Bibendum, has a new business for selling off excess wine

Additional backing for Niantic Labs comes ahead of new app launch based on Harry Potter

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