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Place10: Running from Central America to Northern Rock

Andy Bounds

It was my first big bank run since Nicaragua in 2000. As the FT’s Central America correspondent, I wrote about the lines of desperate customers – many small-scale coffee farmers – lining up outside the shuttered branches of Interbank after it ran out of money.

HMRC rubber-stamps India Buildings move

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Liverpool’s India Buildings is to become a UK government "hub", with confirmation of the long-rumoured 270,000 sq ft letting also meaning that the £125m sale of the building to L&G is set to go through.

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Region set to benefit from London tech exodus, study predicts

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Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Leeds will be the digital tech start-up hotspots of the future, rated by a mixture of house price affordability, volume of related jobs and the growth potential of their tech economies, according to research by online estate agent HouseSimple.com.

Lloyds Business In Britain Report Graph On Confidence

COMMENT | North West housebuilders confident but face challenges

North West businesses are now the most optimistic they’ve been since the EU referendum and housebuilders across the region are capitalising on the upturn in confidence. However, companies in the sector must meet new challenges head on if they are to achieve long-term growth, writes David Brigden of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

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Shrigley Hall changes hands

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The Hotel Collection, represented by Savills, has sold Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Pott Shrigley near Macclesfield to a private investor.

Burnham calls for electrification commitment

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has demanded answers from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, following the minister’s comments last week that full electrification of the Manchester-Leeds railway may not take place.