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*France uniquely placed for quick interventions. One reason for the box-office success of "Quai d'Orsay"- named after the 19th century palace by the River Seine where France conducts its world affairs- is how closely it flirts with real-life policy.
*Britain reviewing tax on foreign property investors. *Overseas buyers fuel London property boom. LONDON, Nov 18- Britain may impose new taxes on foreign property investors in response to soaring house prices in London, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Monday.
*Boeing launches revamped 777 with over 250 orders. DUBAI, Nov 17- Gulf airlines splashed out over $150 billion on new plane deals on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, as well as to Airbus's A380 superjumbo.
*Boeing launches revamped 777 with over 250 orders. DUBAI, Nov 17- Gulf airlines splashed out on well over $100 billion of orders on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, as well as to Airbus's A380 superjumbo.
*Boeing seen launching 777 X with around 250 orders, 4 buyers. DUBAI, Nov 17- Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways placed a $25.2 billion aircraft order with Boeing on Sunday, kicking off a Dubai Airshow expected to be dominated by the formal launch of Boeing's newest airplane and fresh demand for the world's largest passenger jet.
*Boeing seen launching 777 X with around 250 orders, 4 buyers. DUBAI, Nov 17- Gulf airlines prepared to unleash orders for jets worth over $100 billion as the Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, dominated by the formal launch of Boeing's newest airplane and fresh demand for the world's largest passenger jet.
*Boeing seen launching 777 X with around 250 orders, 4 buyers. *Boeing says union vote on 777 X assembly won't deter launch. Gulf airlines are set to place orders worth over $100 billion at the Airshow, industry sources said, led by record investment in a new Boeing jet.
*Boeing seen launching 777 X with around 250 orders, 4 buyers. The birth of a revamped successor to Boeing's 777 jet, with some 250 orders booked or in the pipeline from four airlines, marks a new step in the growth of Gulf airlines and a fierce contest between Boeing and Airbus for their business.
PARIS, Nov 13- Is Germany becoming more British about Europe? Negotiators have even proposed allowing Germans to vote in referendums- previously taboo- on major decisions involving enlarging the European Union, transferring more powers to Brussels or committing more money at EU level.
*London leads in international sukuk, but may be vulnerable. DUBAI, Nov 12- When the British government said last month it would issue its first Islamic bond, the implications went far beyond the debt market: it was a signal that London will not back down in an escalating tussle among cities for Islamic financial business.
*1,775 job cuts to hit Portsmouth, Filton and Scotland. LONDON, Nov 6- Defence contractor BAE Systems plans to lay off 1,775 ship workers across the UK as the biggest warships Britain has ever built near completion with no similar-sized orders on the horizon.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Nov 5- Europeans are paying the steepest energy bills in four years and face ever higher payments as governments pile on extra charges to help finance a 1 trillion euro modernisation of Europe's energy infrastructure.
*Visa bond plan caused anger in India and Pakistan. LONDON, Nov 3- Britain has scrapped a plan to force people from certain African and Asian countries to pay a cash bond in return for a visitor's visa after it caused an outcry at home and abroad and exposed a rift in the governing coalition.
DUBAI, Nov 3- The Islamic Development Bank will set up a $10 billion sukuk issuance programme on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange, a boost to Dubai's efforts to become a top centre for Islamic finance in competition with other cities.
*Court hears of affair at heart of Murdoch empire. LONDON, Oct 31- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had a six-year affair at the time their reporters hacked phone messages of politicians and royalty, a London court heard on Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 31- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an affair at the time their reporters are accused of hacking into phones, a court heard on Thursday.
Such a move could ease fears of a housing bubble, particularly in London, where demand from cash-rich Russian oligarchs and Middle East investors among others has helped lift prices more than 10 percent in a year. Sky News said Treasury officials had costed the measure ahead of finance minister George Osborne's "Autumn Statement" on Britain's finances on Dec. 4.
*Britain acting alone, hopes others will follow its lead. LONDON, Oct 31- A new database of company ownership details, designed to expose international money laundering and tax evasion schemes, will be opened up to public scrutiny, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday.
*Britain to make company ownership register public. *Britain acting alone, hopes others will follow its lead. LONDON, Oct 31- British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce on Thursday that he will make public a new database of company ownership details designed to expose international money laundering and tax evasion schemes.
*Ovo Energy founder chides Britain's "big six" firms. A former corporate bond trader at J.P. Morgan and Societe Generale who decided to set up Ovo in 2009 in exasperation at poor service in the energy sector, Fitzpatrick told lawmakers that if the "big six" had used Ovo's pricing in 2012, customers would have saved 3.7 billion pounds.