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Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 02:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
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Tunisia's first video games boss

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 23:01
'I want to build something with a global reach'
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Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 23:01
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
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Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 21:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
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Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 20:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
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RBS to get £15m mortgage advice fine

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 18:27
Royal Bank of Scotland is to receive a £15m fine from the Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday - the latest in a series of fines for the troubled bank.
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London Market Report

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:27
The FTSE 100 rises as trading resumes after the bank holiday, but shares in copper miner Antofagasta drop 3%.
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South Africa economy avoids recession

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:22
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
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China probes executives at VW unit

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:53
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".
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US house price growth slows in June

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:24
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.
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France and the shadow of the euro

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:09
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
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Expansion plans announced for yard

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:09
The prospective new owner of Ferguson Shipbuilders outlines expansion plans for the ailing Port Glasgow yard.
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Call for better regulation of buses

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 12:06
Bus services outside London need better regulation and competition, a centre-left think tank says.
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Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:26
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.
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Galileo: We know where you are

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:10
What pinpointing positions on the planet could mean for you
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VIDEO: 'WPP growth good, despite sterling'

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:02
Global advertising group WPP reported "good growth" despite a strong pound reducing overseas profits, Martin Sorrell says.
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From mountaineer to tour operator

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 10:19
Going from mountaineer to tour operator
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Bus passenger boost for Stagecoach

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:57
Transport giant Stagecoach says more people boarded its buses this summer as it posts a 4% rise in revenues from regional services.
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Savings up as new rules take effect

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:14
High Street banks have reported a rise in savings deposits in July following the launch of New Individual Savings Account rules.
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Mozilla launches $33 smartphone

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 08:17
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90).
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