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Start-Up Loans Extended for Small Businesses

It has been confirmed that the coalition will extend its start-up loan scheme. The government has stated that £110 million has been set aside so that small businesses can be able to take out loans of £2,500 in order to kick-start their businesses. This will be coupled with a lower rate of interest and the upper age limit extended to thirty in an attempt to improve the economy as well as enabling the progression of young entrepreneurs in Britain. This scheme was initially introduced in May last year, however the start-up loan initiative was introduced at that time to entrepreneurs in…

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Algerian hostage situation ends in tragedy

Following the complete capture of the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria by a group linked to al-Qaida, the world waited in anticipation as the Algerian military carried out a strike to recapture the plant, and, more importantly, rescue hostages who had been held since 16th January. Rising tensions in neighbouring Mali are said to have contributed to the hostile takeover, intended to act as leverage to free al-Qaida affiliated prisoners. The strike on the BP owned gas plant, located deep in the Sahara, commenced on Wednesday 16th, in the form of both a ground and an airstike coordinated…

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