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Consumers are approaching Christmas in a more positive mood than at any time in the past decade, suggesting this is the yearChris Giles – Economics Editor
Readers, This week started cruelly early, on Sunday, when the European Central Bank released results from its asset quality
Wired, pale, exhausted and curdling in cynicism, Bob Dylan cut a sorry figure at the end of his 1966 tour of Europe. ThePeter Aspden
Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escapes my lips as Sir Richard Branson consults his menu.Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, by Mary Elise Sarotte, Basic Books, RRP£18.99/$27.99, 320 pagesBy Tony Barber
Earlier on Friday, we noted that one of the most interesting things coming out of Japan on the day was the rumour that theIzabella Kaminska
How to make steady money making smartphones, when you are not Apple? It is a puzzler. It looked as if Samsung had it figured
Jason Lee/Reuters A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Sun Xuefei from Fei Gallery & Boutique Collection at ChinaAnnabel Cook
Gold is set to close the week at its lowest level in four years, pushed down by a strong US dollar and increased chances ofHenry Sanderson
HSBC is expected to set aside about £400m ($640m) to cover the cost of an investigation into suspected manipulation ofMartin Arnold in London
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