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LONDON - Today's round up of the biggest business stories.

The World...latest business news
The World...latest business news

Tax authorities are investigating Lloyds Banking Group after a report that the bank is encouraging wealthy customers to avoid tax.
Source: Guardian

Royal Bank of Scotland is mulling a £3 billion share issue to reduce the stake it would have to give to the Government for joining its toxic assets insurance scheme.
Source: Financial Times

Business failures in Britain have fallen to their lowest level since 2007.
Source: Guardian

The Liberal Democrats have a unveiled a plan to slap a tax on properties worth over £1 million.
Source: Guardian

British businesses  will be forced to stump up hundreds of millions of pounds to meet a funding gap in executive pensions.
Source: Guardian