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VIDEO: Hong Kong protests part of 'process'

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 01:11
David Sun Tak Kei, a director at Hong Kong's Audit Commission explains why China's proposed governance reforms have sparked protests.
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Does digital mean the end of history?

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 23:41
Are we in danger of entering a digital dark age?
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The firm which can hire pop stars

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 23:04
The firm which can hire pop stars to sing for you
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VIDEO: Annie Lennox for your birthday?

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 23:04
Meet the two brothers who have set up a global concierge business, a company which books or buys things on behalf of rich customers.
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Solar farm generates dazzling returns

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 23:02
How to make money from sunlight
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Miliband plans 'to curb rip-off rent'

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 19:14
Rent increases would be capped at inflation under Labour plans to stop tenants being "ripped off", Ed Miliband says.
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Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 16:09
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging.
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Profit warnings rise on low oil price

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 12:55
Profit warnings from UK-listed companies rose in the first three months of the year despite the improved economic outlook, a report says.
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Ghana told to stop new oil drilling

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 10:43
Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.
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VW chairman resigns in power struggle

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 08:41
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.
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Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Sun, 26/04/2015 - 08:22
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
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VIDEO: Kent orchard spurs pear industry revival

Sat, 25/04/2015 - 09:02
The UK's biggest conference pear orchard has been planted at a farm in Kent, using techniques already used abroad in a bid to help British producers compete with their foreign rivals.
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'Inconsistency' in air duty refunds

Sat, 25/04/2015 - 01:18
Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.
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VIDEO: Where is immigration welcome?

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 21:46
Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.
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Is your partner a financial bully?

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 21:00
Is your partner a financial bully?
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Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 20:49
The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
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VIDEO: Homeowners 'may struggle to move'

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 20:28
Up to four million homeowners could struggle to move house as a direct result of the new rules on mortgage applications which came in last year.
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Harley-Davidson recalls 46,000 bikes

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:32
Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the US because the bikes could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.
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'Up to 40% facing mortgage trap'

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 17:21
Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan under tough new rules
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HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 16:15
HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
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