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Barclays annual profits fall 21%
Barclays reports a 21% fall in full-year statutory pre-tax profits, as boss Antony Jenkins is awarded his first bonus as chief executive.


Asian stock markets mostly down
Shares in Asia were mostly down on Tuesday, despite markets in the US where both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs.


Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.


Liverpool FC finances back in black
Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.


US markets reach all-time highs
US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.



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