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22 February 2012 Last updated at 11:28 ET

CBI seeking 'targeted' tax cuts

The CBI calls on the government to give a £500m boost to business in the Budget through a series of "targeted and modest" tax cuts.

Barack Obama addresses the audience at the White House, Washington, DC 21 February 2012.Obama seeks US corporate tax cut

US President Barack Obama proposes a cut in corporate tax and an end to tax loopholes, as part of his election-year strategy on the economy.

MoneyUK business confidence 'growing'

The number of UK businesses planning to increase their spending on marketing has risen sharply from last year, a survey suggests.

Stephanie Flanders Article written by Stephanie Flanders Stephanie Flanders Economics editor

Greece: Costing the exit

Greece isn't "ready" to default or leave the euro. But eurozone policy makers seem to be getting readier by the day. Are they underestimating the risks?

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Special Reports

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The trials and tribulations of moving abroad for work

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Market Data

Last Updated at 13:40 ET

Market index Current value Trend Variation % variation
Dow Jones 12953.85 Down -11.84 -0.09%
Nasdaq 2937.87 Down -10.70 -0.36%
S&P 500 1360.16 Down -2.05 -0.15%
FTSE 100 5916.55 Down -11.65 -0.20%
Dax 6843.87 Down -64.31 -0.93%
BBC Global 30 6067.85 Up 25.27 0.42%

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