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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:22
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:38
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:06
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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Standalone TSB picks up customers

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:47
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.
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Asian shares mixed on firm earnings

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:39
Asian shares were mixed on Friday after US markets closed higher on strong company results that boosted investor sentiment.
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Spirit Pubs rejects offer from C&C

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 08:15
Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.
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China's property prices decline

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 06:26
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 06:25
The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.
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VIDEO: Infosys 'will be pioneer once again'

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 06:20
Infosys boss Vishal Sikka says the Indian software giant is bouncing back after struggling in recent years.
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Qantas back on track to profit

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 04:28
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:41
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
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Job centres to get digital makeover

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:12
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:04
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
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Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 21:53
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
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Amazon reports increased losses

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 20:40
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
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New North Sea oil field discovered

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:18
Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
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China's billionaires' club

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:00
A peek inside the richest club in China
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Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:29
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
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Tesco shares slump on profits error

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:11
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
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Caterham could miss United States GP

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 16:52
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
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