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Top headlines from FT.com for UK equities

FTSE-listed miners rattled by China concern
Mining index down more than 13% since touching two-and-a-half year high in February


Week in Review, April 29
Flying cars; GM, Credit Suisse, Twitter and Tony Hayward also in the news


Imperial Brands falls as bid speculation eases
FTSE 100 ends 0.5 per cent lower in mixed wider market


Mediclinic in record jump on Abu Dhabi policy move
UK stocks hit by sterling strength and one-month low for oil


Merlin jumps on hopes over hotel expansion plans
Positive commentary boosts the Alton Towers operator as UK stocks climb


Top headlines from BBC Business

Budget 2017: Stagnant earnings forecast 'astonishing'
The UK is in danger of losing almost 20 years of earnings growth, warns an independent economic think tank.


British Gas owner Centrica warns about poor trading
Shares in the owner of British Gas sink 17% after a warning about profits and loss of customers.


Bank of England reveals gender pay gap
Male staff at the UK's central bank are paid almost a quarter more than their female counterparts.


Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy imposed
The number of new apprenticeships falls by 59% after the introduction of levy on big firms.


UK economy faces 'longest fall in living standards in 60 years'
A think tank says the squeeze on incomes will last longer than that which followed the post-2008 crash.


Top headlines from CNN.com

Stocks: Signs of spring?
After a strong finish to an otherwise flat first quarter, markets look poised to begin April with a spring in their step.
Tesla car doors can be hacked
Hackers can unlock a high-tech Tesla car door by using the same run-of-the-mill techniques they use to crack open computers.
Manhattan home prices soar to median $972,000
While home prices in other parts of the country are still 20% below their housing boom peak, demand for large, luxury apartments has helped home prices in Manhattan almost fully recover from the housing bust.
Rand Paul's hopes for a flat tax
When it comes to taxes, Rand Paul wants them simple and flat.
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