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London Market Report

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 16:12
The FTSE 100 rises, but shares in French Connection dive nearly 9% despite the fashion retailer reporting narrower losses.
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India and China sign landmark deals

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:59
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
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Phones 4U 'rescue' attempt fails

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:40
A group of bondholders in the collapsed retail chain, Phones 4U, have failed in an 11th-hour plan to rescue the company.
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Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:31
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
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Airlines' luggage surcharges 'legal'

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:08
Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to customers checking-in their luggage, a court rules.
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Irish economy bounces back strongly

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:03
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
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ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:43
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
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AUDIO: Lord Hill objections 'barrel-scraping'

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:24
MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".
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Russia to extend media controls

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:16
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
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Alibaba set to announce share price

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:34
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
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NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:21
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
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Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:09
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
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Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:04
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
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Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:17
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
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Clash over car tax disc changes

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:03
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
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VIDEO: What will New York make of Alibaba?

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 02:18
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
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Japan trade deficit narrows in August

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 01:24
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
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VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:52
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
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Glimpse at the High Street 2020

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:42
How will we shop in 2020?
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Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:20
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi
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