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Direct Line leads FTSE 100 downward

London's leading shares dip in early trading on Thursday, with insurance firm Direct Line leading the downward trend.

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Tax deadline relief for the flood-hit

Taxpayers required to complete their tax return before a 31 January deadline will be given extra time if they were affected by floods that hit the UK.

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The islanders who are experts with cash

Where in Britain are people most careful with their cash?

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New rules for financial whistleblowers

New rules to encourage more whistleblowing in the City have been published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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Malaysia pumps $4.6bn into stock market

The Malaysian government is spending 20bn ringgit ($4.6bn; ?3bn) on boosting shares and is cutting taxes for manufacturers.

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