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Narrowing Scottish poll hits sterling

By Dow Jones newswires The results will be greeted with jubilation in the pro-independence 'yes' camp, spearheaded by the Scottish National Party, which holds power in Scotland's semiautonomous parliament in Edinburgh. "A close finish...

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European stocks climb at the open

By AAP Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and...

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China banking crisis ‘almost certain’

Gabriel Stein, of economic consulting firm Oxford Economics, told Sydney audience on Tuesday that Chinese authorities were understating the extent of bad loans on their banks’ books and faced tough choices in dealing with...

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British PM urges Scotland to stay

By AAP The letter comes the day after over 130 captains of industry, including top executives at HSBC bank and mining group BHP Billiton, signed another open letter in The Scotsman newspaper saying "the...

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Oil up as US crude stocks fall

By AFP Brent North Sea crude for October meanwhile rose US22c to $US102. 72 a barrel in London deals. The main news was a 2. 1 million barrel fall in US commercial crude oil...

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The weak flank in Abbott's terror response

By Rob Burgess In the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots, in which Lebanese Muslims clashed with non-Muslims, the then Human Rights Commissioner Tom Calma noted in a speech in Brisbane that “international factors...

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Crude oil prices lift slightly

By Dow Jones newswires Brent crude oil prices are still soft and it is "merely a matter of time" before they break below the $US100 a barrel floor, according to David Hufton of brokerage PVM...

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California smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill to become law

By Nick Shchetko - Wall Street Journal Google and Microsoft plan to introduce similar technology in their smartphone software. “Kill switch” technology has been credited with driving down theft rates of Apple devices in...

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European stocks surge higher

By AFP But despite this political shock, which would normally be expected to weigh down French stocks and push up bond yields, the French markets were buoyed by comments from the head of the...