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Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:15
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
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FTSE flat despite Lloyds dividend

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:13
Well-received results from Lloyds and airline group IAG fail to lift the FTSE 100 index.
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Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:01
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
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Airbus reports big rise in profits

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:45
Aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
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VIDEO: 'Gender balance' council for UAE

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:20
Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?
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L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:13
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.
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VIDEO: 'Positive outlook for A380 jumbo'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:05
Airbus chief executive Tom Enders tells the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst there is a ''positive outlook'' for the A380 superjumbo, claiming ''airlines love it, customers love it''.
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VIDEO: Sudan's president at UAE arms fair

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 14:49
Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.
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Passport website sues its customers

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 13:53
An unofficial passport website has sued more than 150 of its own customers after they tried to cancel or refused to pay believing they had been misled.
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Stamp prices set to increase by 1p

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 13:34
The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.
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BA owner reports soaring profits

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 13:27
International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
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German MPs back Greek loan extension

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:28
German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
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VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe's platinum mines

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:36
How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.
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Wide gap in regional house prices

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:29
The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
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Japan's shares edge up to a new high

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:09
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
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VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 08:00
Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
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Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 04:06
MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".
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VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 03:23
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
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Australian wine firm back to profit

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 02:59
One of the world's biggest listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December.
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Currency losses clip AirAsia's wings

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 00:51
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.
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