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UK to be first non-Muslim country to host Islamic Economic Forum

London will host the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum in October, the first time that the event will be held outside of a Muslim country, as the British capital looks to become a global hub for Sharia finance.<p>More than 1,500 delegates, including government and business leaders, as well as …

Children aged 8 worry about parents' money troubles

Almost nine in 10 children as young as eight are aware their parents have money worries, new research has warned.<p>Children as young as eight are shouldering their parents' money worries, research has warned.<p>Almost nine in 10 children aged between eight and 15 said their parents fret over cash, …

Oxford to introduce its own pound

Oxford is to launch its own currency to be known as the Oxford Pound.<p>Worth the same as a sterling pound, it will only be accepted in local shops that are taking part in the scheme which follows in the footsteps of Bristol, Lewes and Totnes.<p>The aim will be to protect and enhance independent …

US employers hire 195,000 workers in June: reaction

US businesses hired a better-than-expected 195,000 in June but the unemployment rate stayed at 7.6pc. Here's how economists reacted.<p><b>Craig Dismuke, Vining Sparks</b><p><i>Overall this is an encouraging report. This keeps the tapering notion on. We really need a bad report to change what the Fed wants to do.</i> …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Looking forward to an uncertain future

When Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke set out a timetable for tapering and then ending QE, the general assumption was that he had spoken prematurely.<p>By apparently saying too much, he set off a monetary tightening that seemed both unanticipated and unintended, threatening to stifle America’s …

Travel views: June 29 to July 5, 2013

<b>This week's winner</b><p><b>When in Cornwall</b><p>How refreshing to read a realistic article regarding holidays in Cornwall (“My Cornwall”, June 15), which did not focus on the chichi hotels and restaurants, especially on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.<p>One of our special “must-dos” when in St Mawes is catching …

Hello Sony. Goodbye Nikon. The Story of why I am Switching from Nikon to Sony.

“‘To take an interesting photo, some may choose to carry around a lot of metal and glass and mirrors and silicon. I choose to carry around <i>less</i> metal …

The best rail passes for a journey through Europe

<b>FAQ: Can you advise me on the best rail pass to buy for a rail journey through Europe? Will it also cover travel in the UK?</b><p><b>Sophie Butler replies</b><br>Rail travel in Europe can be much more than just a return journey; it can be a holiday in itself – a flexible, spontaneous and economical way of exploring …

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Space Pictures This Week: Supermoon, Green Sun

A solar storm rages, smoke billows over Colorado, and the Milky Way resembles a cosmic rainbow in this week's best space pictures.

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …