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Power firms 'must face licence axe'
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.
Energy firms who rip off customers could be forced to shut down under Labour ...  
Labour Pledge To Get Tough With Energy Firms  
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LONDON Aug 21 (Reuters) - Britain enjoyed its best July on record for car exports, an industry body said on Thursday, as production rose by nearly 3 percent year-on-year thanks to new models and strong sales of top-end vehicles.
LONDON: Bank of England (BoE) policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate increase.
... * China Aug factory activity slowed to 3-month low. * New orders and output sub-indices cooled. * Survey adds to concerns about softness in economy.
ALEX Salmond will today face fresh questions on his economic case for independence after the oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood warned dwindling North Sea reserves would start to damage the economy and cost jobs within 15 years.
Britain's growing legion of self-employed workers are older, work harder and are paid less than the rest of the workforce, official analysis has revealed.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
ASC ASOS plc 2.01% 1,815.34M
BRBY Burberry Group plc 1.67% 6,431.77M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 1.51% 16,847.61M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
ACHL Asian Citrus Holdings Ltd. -1.36% 2,224.36M
AV.A Aviva plc -1.25% 15,194.87M
RMG Royal Mail PLC -1.03% 4,457.00M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more