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A music festival wet weekend turns into a tangerine dream

When rain put a dampener on Suzy Myler and Mark Shelley’s weekend camping at a music festival, a bright business idea was born.

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Japanese pledge £600m for UK wind power

Marubeni Corporation, the Japanese trading giant, plans to treble its ‘green energy’ investment in Britain to more than £600million over the next few years.

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BoE set to ignore calls for quantitative easing to inject life in to the UK’s flagging economy

The Bank of England is set to ignore mounting pressure to pump more money into the economy on Thursday amid fresh fears of another global recession.

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Is it ever worth the money to buy a warranty? OFT investigates whether consumers get good value

The squeeze has left hard-pressed retailers looking for ways to boost profits in the face of flagging sales of costly items like TVs, furniture and appliances.

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Why Inger calls NatWest’s Sajid her ‘guardian angel’: Cashier’s advice helped avoid financial disaster when illness struck

When Inger Wallis visits her bank she always tells cashier Sajid Fani: ‘You’re my guardian angel’ – much to his embarrassment. She has been saying this since a brain aneurysm nearly killed her.

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The Indian bank bucking exodus from High Street

State Bank of India will open branches in Coventry and Wolverhampton before the end of the month, taking its British network up to ten.

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Service promises refunds for financial advice that dries up

Investment expert Ivan Massow is launching an online service that will allow consumers to slash the amount of commission they pay for financial advice they no longer receive.

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Has your bank missed the PPI complaints deadline?

Wait for compensation drags on as not all the lenders meet their target of an August 31 cut-off

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STEFAN ORLOWSKI INTERVIEW: I love British pints – but Heineken will also be serving schooners

Stefan Orlowski is getting to know Britain by engaging in a giant pub crawl, though the Aussie with a Polish heritage at least has the excuse of being the managing director of Heineken UK.

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Southern Cross wins new rent reprieve worth £18m

The troubled care home operator has been granted a further rent deferral worth £18million by landlords, which are set to take over most of its homes.

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Top DIY chains in discussions with Whitehall to join Green Deal

Leading DIY retailers are in talks with Whitehall on how to set up schemes to allow them to cash in on the Coalition’s ‘Green Deal’ being launched next year.

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Bumper £43m dividend gold for Olympics builders

Recently filed accounts for CLM, the Olympic Delivery Authority’s ‘delivery partner’, show turnover of £92million and pre-tax profits of £32million for 2010.

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Service sector holds key for nervous MPC as new figures could push Bank to print more cash

A key measure of economic health due tomorrow will provide a nervous backdrop to the Monetary Policy Committee meeting this week and could raise pressure for the Bank of England to increase quantitative easing.

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CITY FOCUS: How prudence is punished in Broke Britain

Middle class families have for the past few years been forced to endure the destruction of their hard-won financial security, often built up through many years of hard graft, thrift and self-denial. Welcome to Broke Britain.

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Markets around the world plunge on US jobs nightmare

Stock markets around the world plunged yesterday after ‘disastrous’ American jobs figures fuelled fears of a double-dip recession. The US Labor Department said ‘non-farm payrolls’ – the number of Americans in work and a key measure of the health of the world’s biggest economy – were unchanged in August.

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