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Burger King and Tim Hortons agree merger details

<b>Burger King has confirmed that it plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, for about $11bn (£6.6bn; 8.3bn euros).</b><p>The deal would create the world's third-largest fast-food chain, with 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries.<p>The new group would have a market capitalisation of …

Tim Hortons

Snapchat valued at $10bn by Californian investment firm

<b>The popular messaging app Snapchat has reportedly been valued at $10bn (£6bn) by one of Silicon Valley's most established investment firms.</b><p>The evaluation, detailed by the Wall Street Journal, puts the start-up in the same bracket as young tech titans Dropbox and AirBnB.<p>The newspaper also reported …

Venture Capital

The ridiculously troubled country with the world’s best-performing stock market

It’s Argentina.<p>Yes, economically, the country is a mess. With dwindling foreign reserves and threadbare credit that prevents it from borrowing, Argentina has turned to devaluation to finance itself. The result is a nasty case of stagflation. GDP growth is just barely puttering forward. Private …

Stock Markets

That sinking feeling (again)

JUST a few months ago the euro zone’s leaders believed that, having weathered the storm, they were set fair at last. Buoyed by the promise of Mario …

Economy

Russian rouble falls to new low on sanctions threat

<b>The Russian rouble fell to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.</b><p>The rouble fell to 37.03 per dollar on Friday, its worst valuation since the currency was restructured in 1998.<p>The tumble comes weeks after Russia's central bank pledged to intervene …

Russia

Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order

Russia faces damaging economic sanctions, but this also brings down the final curtain on capitalism's apparent victory in 1989<p>It is a quarter of a century since the Berlin Wall came down. The cold war was eventually won by superior western economic power and a new era began once the communist …

5 Essential Tips for Your First Commercial Shoot

Once you’ve been shooting for a while (and becoming good at it) someone will inevitably ask you if you are interested in shooting something for a …

Young Designer Wows the World of Women's Business Attire with AELLA

Creating women’s pants probably doesn’t sound like the most exciting business venture. But professional women might also notice a lack of options …

Taylor Swift Made a Drake Needlepoint for Ed Sheeran

Somewhere, Karlie Kloss is crying a thousand tears. On an MTV special <i>Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran</i>, singer Ed Sheeran revealed that BFF-extraordinaire Taylor Swift gave him the most amazing gift in the history of all amazing gifts: a friendship needlepoint. This was no run-of-the-mill "home is …

ADVANCED STYLE

Eurozone inflation remains at 0.5%

<b>The rate of inflation in the eurozone remained at 0.5% in June, marking the ninth consecutive month of below-target growth in the 18 member states.</b><p>Earlier this month the European Central Bank (ECB) introduced fresh measures designed to boost the eurozone, including a "below-zero" interest rate and …

Economics

Britain's economy returns to pre-crisis strength earlier than expected

Recession not as deep as feared, suggest ONS figures incorporating drug dealing and prostitution under new rules<p>Britain's recession was not as deep as feared and the economy has already returned to its pre-crisis strength, official growth estimates suggest.<p>Using updated statistical rules coming …

George Osborne Could Merge National Insurance And Income Tax After 2015

George Osborne could merge income tax and national insurance if the Tories are re-elected at the next general election.<p>In a manifesto pledge that …

American Eagle confirms UK arrival

American Eagle Outfitters to open UK stores in Westfield and Bluewater<p>American Eagle Outfitters, one of the biggest fashion retailers in the US, has confirmed that it is going to open its first stores in the UK at Westfield's London shopping centres and Bluewater in Kent.<p>Simon Nankervis, executive …

UK Interest Rates to Rise in First Quarter 2015 as UK Economy Strengthens, Says Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs predicts that interest rates will rise in the first three months of 2015 as it revised up its forecast for the UK economy to 3.4% for …

Greenpeace urges Lego to end Shell partnership

Global campaign calls on toymaker to honour environmental commitment and remove oil company’s logo from its bricks<p>Lego is putting sales above its commitment to the environment by partnering with Shell, according to Greenpeace, which is launching a global campaign to force the world’s biggest …

Eurozone unemployment level sees slight fall

<b>The number of people unemployed in the eurozone dipped slightly in May, but not by enough to dent the unemployment rate.</b><p>Some 18.5 million people were out of work in May, 28,000 fewer than in April, but the jobless rate remained at 11.6%, the Eurostat agency said.<p>April's figure had initially been …

Economics

UK manufacturing activity growing at fastest rate 'for a generation'

Figures from the manufacturing sector for June suggest the recovery is broadening out and bedding-in, pushing sterling to six-year high against the dollar<p>Britain’s manufacturing sector enjoyed its strongest growth "for a generation" in the second quarter, economists said on Tuesday, after a …

Economic Development

UK manufacturing sector strengthens in June

Factory activity grew ahead of expectations but drop in productivity raises questions about strength of the recovery<p>Britain's manufacturers enjoyed a jump in activity last month, creating new jobs to keep up with rising demand, but official figures showing a drop in UK productivity cast fresh …

Factories hire more staff amid fastest growth for 20 years

Manufacturing jobs have helped to lift the pound to its highest level since the financial crisis began in 2008<p>Factories are hiring new staff to keep up with rising demand as Britain's manufacturing output grows at its fastest pace for a generation, according to a closely watched business survey on …

California Dreamy: The New Scene in Topanga Canyon

As you drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica, the shoreline curves around the bay and the mountains tip downward into the sea. Five miles past the city’s amusement pier, with its carousel and neon Ferris wheel, other emblems of Southern California start to appear: the Getty villa—a …

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some …

Your guide to shopping and shipping from US retailers

Even though we have one of the best high streets in the world right on our doorstep, our friends in America have a host of labels we'd love to add to our wardrobes. But shopping from US websites can lead to nasty surprises in the form of tax bills on arrival or expensive and lengthy returns …

Deep Soul: the story of the Muscle Shoals sound

To coincide with the documentary film 'Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World', this special multimedia feature from The Telegraph tells the story of the town's signature sound<p>In January 1967 a young singer named Aretha Franklin arrived in the small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals, …

Musical anhedonia: why some people just don't like music

New research reveals that some people are incapable of having an emotional response to music<p>We’ve all been either the perpetrator or victim of music snobbery, but new research has shown that it’s not all about taste – in fact, some people are biologically incapable of registering any emotional …

Listen – The 40 New Bands You Need To Know In 2014

You really should buy this week’s issue of NME. Not just because it’s been edited by me, not just because it features the line “I was swinging it and …

UK growth will exceed its pre-recession peak earlier than expected this year

The economy is gaining momentum, with GDP growth expected to reach 2.5 per cent this year and 2.5 per cent in 2015.<p>The new figures, released by the …

Consumer spending flatlines despite stronger economy

Despite a six-year high in consumer confidence and recent falls in unemployment, wage growth remains sluggish, and this is directly impacting …

Bank keeping a 'beady eye' on roaring housing market

Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor of Monetary Policy, has warned that the UK recovery is too reliant on house prices and consumer spending and not enough on business investment, productivity and exports.<p>The Bank of England’s stability board is “keeping a beady eye” on Britain’s roaring property market, …

Top German body calls for QE blitz to avert deflation trap in Europe

Head of German Institute for Economic Research demands €60bn of bond purchases each month to halt contraction of credit and avert Japanese-style trap<p>A leading German institute has called for full-blown quantitative easing by the European Central Bank (ECB) to head off a deflation spiral, marking a …