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City Link's collapse could hit more than 4000 jobs
Job losses from the collapse of City Link could rise to more than 4,000 after it emerged that the parcel delivery firm partly relied on a 1,000-strong army of self-employed van drivers and agency workers.
Almost 80 jobs could be axed at Hampshire business  
City Link customers urged to collect parcels as soon as possible  
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The 2014 ranking puts the US first, followed by China, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, Brazil, Italy, India and Russia, in that order.
By 3am there were a couple of hundred waiting in the queue outside the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. By 5am it was manic, with the queue to get in the centre snaking around the building, past the closed and empty restaurants and into ...
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2 percent in November to 676.12 billion yuan (70.00 billion pounds), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds ...
All trains to and from London King's Cross have been cancelled because of overrunning engineering. Network Rail said the work near the station was part of a �200m Christmas investment programme and described the move as "regrettable and unfortunate".
The longest squeeze in UK living standards on record is coming to an end, though a return to pre-downturn earnings will happen later than official estimates suggest, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
MYIB Murray International Trust plc 7.89% 1,259.25M
SN Smith & Nephew plc 7.71% 10,524.63M
SEPL Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC 7.16% 171,832.86M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.54% 1,326.48M
INVR Investec plc 2.86% 5,113.69M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,157.80M
MGHI M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.64% 1,233.61M
VED Vedanta Resources plc -3.37% 1,547.56M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -2.97% 1,387.54M
BME B&M European Value Retail SA -2.61% 2,927.27M
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