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Free iPads as mortgage war escalates

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:48
Lloyds is offering home buyers free iPad mini tablets in an intensifying mortgage war between major banks.
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MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:12
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.
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France to shrink deficit by 2017

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:08
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
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AUDIO: Sainsbury's boss warns of challenges

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:01
Sainsbury's has announced like-for-like sales fell almost 3% in the three months to September.
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Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 10:01
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
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Thousands unable to renew car tax

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 09:38
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
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VIDEO: Modi and Obama pledge deeper ties

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 02:49
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are looking to expand economic ties following a meeting at the White House.
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US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:57
The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.
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Asian stocks retreat on HK protests

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:56
Asian stocks are headed for their fourth straight day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
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Inheritance changes come into force

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:37
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
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Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 01:20
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
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VIDEO: Windows 10 'brings back familiarity'

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 00:15
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).
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Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 23:05
Irish water charges spark a flood of complaints
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Alcohol floor price under fire

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 23:03
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.
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Norway best country for older people

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 23:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
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Quiz: Car tax discs, pensions and wages

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 23:01
Test your knowledge of 1 October changes
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'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 22:58
Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers
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The 'click-bait' internet firm

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 22:55
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'
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What is Pimco?

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 22:04
The rise, and possible fall, of the 'Bond King', Bill Gross
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Argentina defies US over debt payment

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:57
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
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