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Stamp duty receipts to fall as George Osborne's reforms take their toll

Annual stamp duty receipts are expected to show a drop from next week after a slump in the number of property transactions.<p>The Government will release its receipts for the 12 months to the end of March, which will reveal the full effects of changes to stamp duty made by George Osborne in December …

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Apple's China Challenger Is Not Huawei Or Xiaomi, But OPPO

A little-known smartphone company based in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan is shaping up to be China’s smartphone brand of the year, overtaking former stellar sellers such as Apple and Xiaomi.<p>OPPO, which is virtually unknown outside of Asia, managed to grow its smartphone shipments by 153% to …

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EU referendum: 51 per cent back Remain as Sir Lynton Crosby warns Leave camp must focus more on voters and less on infighting

<i>Sir Lynton Crosby, the strategist behind the Conservative election victory, says the Leave campaign should stop arguing over television debates and step up its efforts to reach voters</i><p>Time may be running out for the Leave camp to make the case for Brexit as the Remain campaign’s position is …

The Curious Case Of Lower Oil Prices Leading To Higher Gasoline Prices

This really isn’t quite what we would expect: the global oil price crashes and yet the price of gasoline goes up in some countries. The explanation is that the fall in the crude price has enabled countries that were doing very silly things in an economic sense to stop doing those silly things. And …