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EU votes to curb food speculation

The European Parliament voted last night to restrict speculation by banks and hedge funds, to prevent them driving up food prices and fuelling global hunger.

Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study

No respite for SMEs despite economic recovery

Clyde & Co advises on USD 800 million acquisition of House of Fraser, China’s largest foreign retail investment to date

Business & Finance

Corporates consolidate smaller dentistry pie

Latest estimates published by healthcare experts LaingBuisson in the fourth edition of Dentistry UK Market Report, value UK primary care dentistry at £5.8bn in 2013/2014, with £3.62bn (63%) of this spent by government and patients on NHS dentistry

China Economic Growth Slows

UK Inflation Falls Again

Unlucky 13 for UK businesses

Politics

Nigel Farage Responds to Expenses Allegations

It has been alleged that the UK Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, had £50,000 to £60,000 in EU funds, now described by some as ‘missing’, paid into his personal bank account.

Osborne’s admirable tax cuts plans are supported by flawed research

Britons Favour Onshore Wind Over Fracking by Three to One

Consulting Association Black List – what are your legal rights if you’re on it?

Science, Technology & Environment

Lower Salt Intake Likely Key in Falling Heart Disease Deaths

Lower salt intake likely to have had key role in plummeting cardiovascular disease deaths in past decade

Average salt intake fell by 15% in 2003-11 in England; heart disease and stroke deaths fell by around 40%

IPCC Report: Devastation Can Still Be Averted Says Friends of the earth

There is still time to prevent dangerous climate change, but only if nations take bold international action to drastically reduce their use of fossil fuels, says Friends of the Earth ahead of a key UN scientific report, published on Sunday 13th April 2014.

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