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Scottish economy continues to grow in April albeit at slowest pace in 2014

The Scottish economy continued to grow in April but the pace of growth slipped to slowest level to date this year, according to the Bank of Scotland purchasing managers' index (PMI).

The latest Bank of Scotland PMI revealed that growth in both services and manufacturing sectors but the pace of growth in output in the month under review fell from the previous three months of this year.

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IGas-Dart deal to create UK’s biggest shale gas explorer

British shale gas explorer IGas has announced a £117.1 million deal to acquire the Australian prospector behind conflict-ridden plans to drill for coal-bed gas near Falkirk - Dart Energy.

The deal would create the UK's market-leading onshore group, which would have more than one million acres of the United Kingdom under licence.

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JCB reports over 14% fall in pre-tax earnings

Building equipment maker JCB on Monday reported a decline of more than 14 per cent in annual earnings before tax, as slowdown in the construction industry hit sales.

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London has more billionaires than any other city

London is home to more billionaires than any other city of the world, the 2014 Sunday Times 'Rich List' has revealed.

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AstraZeneca is apparently not British

Amid ongoing political storm over Pfizer's potential takeover of British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca, some analysts have pointed out that AstraZeneca is apparently not British.

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