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Fashion wish list: what we like this week - in pictures

The Weekend fashion team picks their five favourite high-street finds each week. So whatever you're looking for – be that a new coat, some swanky shoes or an on-trend top – check out their wish list. This week, their choice includes floral wedges, pleated culottes and chino skirts

How to dress: summer dresses

'We're dressing to worship the sun gods, not to please the fashion police'<p>Today, we're having a day off from fashion, a bank holiday from brocade, an inset day from It bags – because, much as I love fashion, I love summer more. Much, much more. And so, when the perfect summer day arrives (it may …

Royal Bank of Scotland in new push on government stake sale

<b>After six years and a myriad of rows and mis-steps, RBS is to make a fresh push for a return of the bank to private ownership.</b><p>Senior figures within the bank have told me that the government body responsible for the public's 80% stake, UK Financial Investments, has been approached about exploring a …

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Stock market heads higher after jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — News that U.S. employers added workers at a good clip for the fourth straight month helped send the stock market higher Friday.<p>The …

France: BNP Paribas row 'puts EU-US trade pact at risk'

<b>French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.</b><p>Mr Fabius said the treaty had to be based on "reciprocity".<p>Media reports have suggested BNP Paribas is negotiating with US …

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Skill shortage spurs Britain's recruiters in recovering economy | Reuters

(Reuters) - In the last nine months, British recruitment company Hays Plc has placed more architects in new jobs than it managed in the previous three years.<p>City workers head to work during the morning rush hour in Southwark in central London April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>The country’s …

Eva Green responds to the banned poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

It was a couple of weeks ago when the MPAA decided that the poster featuring Eva Green for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s <b>Sin City: A Dame to</b> …