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World's most expensive bottle of whisky sells for $1.1M at auction

Danny McIlwraith from Bonhams auction house holds bottle of the world’s rarest and most valuable whisky, The Macallan Valerio Adami, at the Bonhams Whisky Sale at their Edinburgh auction house in Edinburgh, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. It was eventually sold for £848,750 ($1,102,516). (AP) A bottle of 60-year-old whisky has sold for a world record of almost $1.1 million (£850,000). ...

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Car collides into barriers outside Houses of Parliament, pedestrians injured, British police say

A silver car collided into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, British authorities said.  (Sky News) British authorities on Tuesday swarmed the scene outside the Houses of Parliament after a car slammed into pedestrains and protective barriers. The male driver has been detained and police are investigating. It is unclear how many people were injured. Ewalina Ochab, a ...

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Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

IT IS the summer of 1979 and Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the everyman-hero of John Updike’s series of novels, is running a car showroom in Brewer, Pennsylvania. There is a pervasive mood of decline. Local textile mills have closed. Gas prices are soaring. No one wants the traded-in, Detroit-made cars clogging the lot. Yet Rabbit is serene. His is a Toyota ...

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How the medical-tourism business thrives

IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or high prices for private operations. ...

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Japanese banks’ foreign exposure may threaten financial stability

THE maelstrom that hit global financial markets a decade ago is known in Japan as the Lehman Shock, after the bankruptcy of the American investment bank that caused it. Japanese banks themselves escaped relatively unscathed, owing to defences built during the 1990s, when the country struggled with deflation and excessive debt. But they seem to have forgotten the lesson. Risk-taking ...

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The death of Sergio Marchionne leaves a big gap at FCA

THE question of who would replace Sergio Marchionne has been in the air for a year or more, ever since the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that he would step down in 2019. But the way the answer came was both shocking and sad. Mr Marchionne’s death, at the age of 66, was announced on July 25th, ...

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