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Cate Blanchett sells Sydney mansion for $20mCate BlanchettCate BlanchettCate Blanchett has cemented her exit from Sydney's harbour city by selling her stunning North Shore mansion for an estimated $20 million.
BoE sets out stall for Islamic depositsThe Bank of England is seeking the views of Islamic banks on setting up sharia-compliant deposit facilities, in a first for a major Western central bank. US retail sales rise in JanuaryUS retail sales rose 0.2 per cent in January, with Americans stepping up purchases of cars, groceries and home supplies. Volkswagen group sales return to growthGroup sales at Volkswagen grew 3.7 per cent in January, after the German carmaker last year experienced its first decline in full-year sales since 2002.
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