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Baidu misses profit predictions

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 21:52
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
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Australia's flexible small firms

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 20:19
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
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Change in China for family succession

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 20:04
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
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VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 20:04
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.
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US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 19:28
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
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Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 18:04
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.
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US firm 'gets benefits contract'

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 17:02
The government has awarded American firm Maximus the contract to assess the fitness of benefits claimants to work, the BBC understands.
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Tesco in criminal fraud probe

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 16:40
The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.
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VIDEO: UK adopts the 'smart shopping' habit

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:33
Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.
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Fed set to end US stimulus programme

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:18
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
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'Rip-off' payday loan broker warning

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:14
Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.
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FTSE rises ahead of Fed statement

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:29
The FTSE 100 rises as investors hope the US Federal Reserve will indicate later that it is in no hurry to increase interest rates.
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Argos faces glitches on website

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:40
The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.
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Heathrow expects faster growth

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:22
The UK's largest airport, Heathrow, reports higher sales and says it expects passenger numbers to grow at a faster rate.
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Mortgage approvals at 14-month low

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:20
The number of mortgages being approved has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, according to the Bank of England.
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Yorkshire fined £4.1m over mortgages

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:14
Yorkshire Building Society is fined £4.1m for failing to deal properly with customers who were falling behind on mortgage payments.
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Insolvency rate at eight-year low

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:58
The rate at which Britons are becoming insolvent falls to its lowest since before the financial crisis, according to official figures.
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Total profits hit by lower oil price

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:27
French oil firm Total reports a 2% fall in third quarter profits because of falling oil prices.
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Retailer Next cuts profit forecast

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:01
Fashion retailer Next cuts its profit forecast for 2014 after a mild autumn reduces demand for winter clothing.
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NFL could give UK 'more than £100m'

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:00
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.
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