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Should you take this ‘bridge’ to a bigger home?

Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Company has launched a new home loan scheme—Bridge. This scheme is a short-term home loan especially for customers who would like to purchase a new house without immediately selling their existing house. Hence, this product ...

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Retail sales slow as families feel the pinch

Retailers suffered the weakest Christmas shopping growth for five years as higher prices hit family spending. December’s retail sales rose by 1.4pc by volume compared with the same month of 2016, the slowest growth since 2012. To get that modest ...

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The robots are coming – to lend a hand at work

Diminutive droid R2-D2 zips around the screen in the Star Wars movies, repairing machines, taking orders and saving the day. Enduring the harsh void of space and surviving alien swamps, the bleeping and whistling automaton provides Luke Skywalker with much ...

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