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The UK’s National Statistics Office logged just over 110,000 divorces in 2009 (low, compared with recent years). London law firm Lloyd Platt & Co are cashing in by selling gift certificates for an hour of legal advice that anyone can buy for an unhappily married friend.

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Tatarstan [INVESTMENT]

Central Russia’s Tatarstan republic might suffer from long cold winters, but its business climate is hot news. Located 800km east of Moscow, the region’s capital, Kazan, recently topped two nationwide surveys as the…



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