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Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:40
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
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BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:29
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 10:55
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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VIDEO: Making money out of social media

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:59
Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:56
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 23:11
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
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The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 23:03
How did Michael Jackson help inspire a handbag firm?
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Nollywood finds its global audience online

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 23:01
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
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Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 22:22
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
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Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:25
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
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Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:54
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:15
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
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Strike ends in South Africa

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:01
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
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Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:24
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
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Bupa calls for 15% industry price cut

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:20
Britain's biggest private healthcare company tells the BBC that it is charging its own customers too much and that the industry needs to urgently rethink how it sets prices.
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Fifa widens ban for Ghanaian Edusei

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:35
Former Ghana international Mark Edusei has a suspension for match-fixing imposed in Italy extended to a global ban by Fifa.
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VIDEO: Green lobby dismiss fracking 'hype'

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:47
Friends of the Earth say that renewable energy and energy efficiency are more effective solution to UK energy problem than fracking
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House price growth 'starts to slow'

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:27
Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.
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VIDEO: What price for free wi-fi?

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:25
How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.
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VIDEO: Strike 'will jeopardise holidays'

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:43
A strike over staffing and pay by thousands of passport workers 'will jeopardise holidays', says Paul McGoay of the Public and Commercial Services Union(PCS).
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