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In the papers today - Wednesday 14 November

Eurostar was last night undertaking a huge logistical exercise to move operations including ticket machines...

... staff and even trains across London in preparation for today's launch of high-speed services from St Pancras to continental Europe - Financial Times

The New York City Mayor has backed the introduction of an airborne congestion charge to tackle delays at city airports - Financial Times

The latest unplanned shutdown in British Energy's nuclear stable will hit second-half proficts as the power producer announced first-half results that were flattered by a government credit - Financial Times

Eon, the world's largest utility by sales, is considering building power stations in the UK, Germany and Hungary with Gazprom, the Russian energy group - Financial Times

Building contractors are refusing to put in bids for venues at the Olympic Park because the projects carry too much risk and too little profit, The Times has learnt. Wates and Kier have decided not to put in any bids. The Olympic stadium and aquatic centre attracted just one bid each – The Times

The five Eurostar platforms at Waterloo Station in London are to lie empty for at least a year, the Government has admitted. Despite knowing more than three years ago that all Eurostar services would switch to St Pancras, the Department for Transport has failed to produce plans for the platforms, the longest in Britain, to relieve severe congestion – The Times

Bill Coley, the chief executive of British Energy, expects to announce by the end of the year the industrial partners with whom he will bid to build two of the UK's next generation of nuclear power plants. The head of the country's largest electricity provider gave his bullish outlook on the same day that investors again punished the company for its inability to provide clarity on when four of its oft-troubled nuclear reactors – shut down in recent weeks due to corrosion on the boilers – will come back on line – The Independent

Inflation has jumped back above the Bank of England's target, despite the biggest drop in gas bills in recorded history. The consumer price index rose from 1.8% to 2.1% last month - Daily Telegraph

The dollar has slumped again on fears that the oil-rich Gulf states will ditch their US currency pegs, setting off a massive realignment of the global currency system and a flight from dollar assets across Asia - Daily Telegraph

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