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Friday Paper Round, part 3

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 31, 2003 at 09:39

All the rest of the news that may affect share prices.

* Blair seeks second UN resolution on Iraq

* The National Institution of Economic and Social Research says it expected the economy to grow by 2.2 % this year and by 2.4 % in 2004, lower than the chancellor has forecast

* The European Commission is planning laws that will ban ‘misleading’ food labels

* Barclays Bank warns on planned EU rules which, it says, will raise charges and restrict loans

* Sabena plans to step up legal action against companies associated with Swissair

* The biotechnology industry called on the Government to criminalise intimidation and threats by animal rights activists

* Companies oppose quarterly reports reporting to the FSA

* The US did not slip back into recession at the end of last year as was feared

* AstraZeneca is linked to US healthcare plan fraud

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