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Facebook has been targeting politicians to lobby against data privacy laws: Report
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Facebook has been targeting politicians to lobby against data privacy laws: Report

Facebook even threatened to withhold investments until countries promised to support friendly laws.

Facebook hires former Uber public relations chief as vice president of communications
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Facebook hires former Uber public relations chief as vice president of communications

Facebook has hired the new vice-president of communications for its multiple platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet; Boris Johnson becomes the new foreign secretary
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Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet; Boris Johnson becomes the new foreign secretary

New British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday sacked Michael Gove as Justice Secretary and replaced him with Liz Truss, a day after her surprise appointment of lead 'Leave' campaigner and appointed former London Mayor Boris Johnson as the new Foreign Secretary.

George Osborne warns of tax increases, spending cuts after Brexit vote
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George Osborne warns of tax increases, spending cuts after Brexit vote

Finance Minister George Osborne warned that Britain would face a rise in taxes and further cuts to state spending after the country voted to leave the European Union.

Ratings agencies rip into UK's credit score after Brexit vote
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Ratings agencies rip into UK's credit score after Brexit vote

Finance minister George Osborne said on Monday the British economy was strong enough to cope with the volatility caused by Thursday's referendum.

UK's economy is strong enough 'to adjust to the new situation' post Brexit: George Osborne
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UK's economy is strong enough 'to adjust to the new situation' post Brexit: George Osborne

Seeking to calm turbulent markets post Brexit, Finance Minister George Osborne on Monday said the UK's economy is in a strong position to confront the new challenges but it would have to "adjust to the new situation".

UK should trigger Article 50 after having a 'clear view' of its future ties with EU: George Osborne
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UK should trigger Article 50 after having a 'clear view' of its future ties with EU: George Osborne

Britain should only trigger Article 50 to leave the EU when it has a "clear view" of how its future in the bloc looks, finance minister George Osborne said Monday following last week's shock referendum.

Brexit impact: Spot gold climbs 1% as investors seek safe-haven
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Brexit impact: Spot gold climbs 1% as investors seek safe-haven

The result of the British vote forced the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealt the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity

Brexit support gains ground as new opinion poll shows three-point lead
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Brexit support gains ground as new opinion poll shows three-point lead

The camp favouring Britain's exit from the EU appears to have secured a slight edge as a new opinion poll on Sunday showed a three-point lead for Brexit.

Leaving EU would cause recession: British Finance minister George Osborne
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Leaving EU would cause recession: British Finance minister George Osborne

Leaving the European Union would tip Britain into a "year-long recession", Finance Minister George Osborne warned on Monday as campaigning stepped up a month from a referendum on membership of the bloc Analysis released by the Treasury argued that leaving would cause "an immediate and profound economic shock" to Britain and damage economic growth.

'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances
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'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew led the council's first-ever meeting of finance ministers, shoring up a major diplomatic push to end the war in Syria, where IS jihadists control a large swathe of territory and have installed their de facto capital.

Britain announces  1 bn credit line for Indian infra projects
Economy

Britain announces 1 bn credit line for Indian infra projects

Osborne and British foreign secretary William Hague are on a two-day visit to India to bolster trade and investment ties with Asia's third-largest economy.<br />

Sealing deals: UK's FM, Foreign Min begin two day visit to India to woo Modi govt
Economy

Sealing deals: UK's FM, Foreign Min begin two day visit to India to woo Modi govt

The arrival of George Osborne, Britain's finance minister, and Foreign Secretary William Hague, is the latest in a series of high-profile visits by foreign governments keen to build strong relations with Modi.

Want independence? Then be set to lose pound, says UK FM
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Want independence? Then be set to lose pound, says UK FM

The UK finance minister said that the currency couldn't be split up like a CD collection.

UK Finance Minister's budget leaked online minutes before speech
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UK Finance Minister's budget leaked online minutes before speech

A copy of what appeared to be the front page of the London Evening Standard, with full details of economic forecasts and changes to taxes appeared on the blog of political commentator Guido Fawkes at least fifteen minutes ahead of Osborne's speech.

UK may lose triple A credit rating: Treasury chief
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UK may lose triple A credit rating: Treasury chief

Britain's Treasury chief has acknowledged that the country may lose its triple A credit rating even though his economic strategy remains centered on getting the public finances under control.

Cameron shuffles UK Cabinet, but keeps Osborne
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Cameron shuffles UK Cabinet, but keeps Osborne

British Prime Minister David Cameron kept his unpopular finance minister George Osborne in a reshuffle of his cabinet on Tuesday that he hopes will revive the Conservative-led government's fortunes in the middle of a term dominated by recession.

Ease visa rules or we will relocate: Indian IT to the UK
Economy

Ease visa rules or we will relocate: Indian IT to the UK

However, the British government has decided not to make any change in the 'intra-company transfers' for the next two years.

S&P affirms UK's AAA credit rating, outlook stable
Economy

S&P affirms UK's AAA credit rating, outlook stable

The agency said the rating outlook was stable, reflecting its "expectation that the government will continue to consolidate public finances", though it expects the economy to grow about 1.6% each year until 2015

Global business groups warn India over tax plan
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Global business groups warn India over tax plan

The union budget last month outlined a proposal to allow authorities to make retroactive tax claims on overseas deals and bring in new anti-tax-avoidance measures.