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Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Chilean officials have accused the World Bank of treating the country unfairly for several years. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, tweeted “fake news was becoming fake statistics”.He was responding to an interview given by the bank’s chief economist, Paul Romer who said indicators for Chile may have been manipulated for …

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Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Japanese giant Softbank is planning to list its mobile phone business in Tokyo and overseas, according to the Nikkei newspaper. The listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and possibly in London aims to raise 2 trillion yen ($18bn; £13.1bn).Softbank confirmed in a statement that the share sale was an …

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Male work patterns see big shift to part-time roles, study says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Male working patterns have seen a big shift towards part-time roles, a study has found.Almost one in eight men work part-time today, compared with fewer than one in 12 two decades ago, according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.It says more men …

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Will a post-Brexit economy swap workers for robots?

There are not many economic fields in which Britain truly leads the world. Financial innovation, perhaps. Deep sea oil mining maybe. Formula One engineering, probably. But there is one sector where the UK is an indisputable leader: sandwiches. This country is more efficient and more successful at producing high …

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Fears over hospital care as Carillion on brink

Ministers are facing calls to guarantee hospital patients will still be fed if service provider Carillion goes bust. Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth said a promise should be given in the next 24 hours that all those affected by the potential collapse will be protected. He claimed failure to …

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Carillion: 'Matter of days' to stop collapse

The future of troubled engineering company Carillion is being discussed at high-level government meetings this weekend, the BBC understands.The firm is a key government contractor for projects including the HS2 high-speed rail scheme, schools and prisons.Sources say the firm has a “matter of days” as it teeters on the …

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