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London's inflated rental prices double those in rest of UK
London rental prices are double those throughout the UK for the first time in modern history, according to newly published research.

28.07.2014 15:56

​Australia’s renewable investment hits 13-year low
Australians invested just $40 million in renewable energy in the first half of 2014, the lowest figure since the first half of 2001. The investment shift comes as the country prepares to vote on lifting the two-year fixed price on carbon emissions.

16.07.2014 14:57

UK unemployment down, but wages fall behind inflation
A steady growth in the UK jobs market has not yet translated into a lower cost of living, while wages are failing to keep pace with prices, new figures indicate.

14.07.2014 10:42

Cost of essentials in UK up 28% from pre-crash levels
Low-income families are significantly worse off today than they were in 2008, a new report has revealed. The cost of basic necessities has soared by around 28 percent.

30.06.2014 19:08

Ukrainian PM orders govt: ‘Prepare for Russian gas imports to stop’
Ukrainian Prime Minster Arseny Yatsenyuk has ordered Energy and Coal ministries, regional governments, and Naftogaz to get ready for Russian gas supplies to be cut starting Monday, the cabinet’s website said.

13.06.2014 14:24

Walmart, Costco tied to slave labor in shrimp industry
The world’s largest shrimp farmer gets fishmeal used to feed its crop from suppliers that use slave labor, according to a new investigative report. It then sells its farm-raised shrimp to food retail giants, including Walmart and Costco in the US.

10.06.2014 20:02

Lavrov: Russia won't sanction if Kiev signs EU deal
Russia doesn’t see any obstacles to Ukraine signing the economic part of the EU association agreement, said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. He added that Moscow will not impose any sanctions and will return the trade regime with Kiev to ‘most-favored’ status.

10.06.2014 12:18

Russia, China may create common economic zone in Far East
Russia and China may set up a common economic zone in Russia’s Far East, the deputy head of China’s government, Li Yuanchao, said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.

24.05.2014 13:03

Kiev offers to repay Gazprom gas debts ‘in 10 days’ if discount price granted
Ukraine will pay back its staggering debts for Russian gas in just 10 days’ time – but only if Gazprom agrees to bring back the price agreed with ousted President Viktor Yanukovich for 2014, Ukraine’s coup-imposed PM said in his EU address.

20.05.2014 15:50

Cost of cancer drugs double in a decade
Nearly $100 billion was spent around the world last year on cancer medicines, according to a new report, and the costs of life-saving drugs for consumers have doubled in just a decade to $10,000 a month.

07.05.2014 19:44

Apple deflects criticism, stuns with Q2 results
Technology giant Apple reported an impressive $10.2 billion net profit in the second fiscal quarter of 2014, defying skepticism the company would struggle in the absence of new products. BRICS sales led the growth.

24.04.2014 07:15

‘Giving out pies in Maidan not enough’: Putin urges West to really help Ukraine
Europe should switch from promises to real action to help Ukraine out of the economic chaos, says Russia’s President Putin.

11.04.2014 15:20

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