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Business insolvencies fall

Business insolvencies fell nearly 7% in the second quarter of 2014 but personal bankruptcies rose significantly, latest figures from the Insolvency Service have revealed.

Retirees consider blended retirement products

Nearly three quarters of financial advisers have seen an increase in clients considering blended pension solutions following the Budget, according to research by LV.

UK firms lack export ambition

Less than half of British firms (43%) have ambitions to expand into overseas markets, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.

Housing market cools in July

UK house prices grew at the slowest rate in 18 months in July 2014, research by market analyst Hometrack has found.

NI unemployment drops to 6.7%

The Northern Ireland unemployment rate fell to 6.7% between March and May 2014, figures released by the Office for National Statistics have revealed.

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