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European Central Bank axes 500 euro note

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 17:10
The European Central Bank says it will no longer produce the €500 note because of concerns that it could help facilitate illegal activities.
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Miners and supermarkets weigh on FTSE

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:15
London's top share index closes down 1.2% with mining and supermarket shares among the biggest fallers.
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Sainsbury's hit by falling food prices

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:14
Sainsbury's reports a fall in annual underlying profits as the supermarket price war continues to hurt the retailer.
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Shell cuts spending as profits fall

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:13
Royal Dutch Shell says it will cut its spending by another 10% this year after warning lower oil prices will continue to affect its business.
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Apple loses fight over 'iPhone' in China

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:00
A Chinese company is free to use the name "IPHONE" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.
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NYSE owner rules out bid for LSE

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 12:29
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), says it will not make a takeover offer for the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
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Adidas to sell bulk of golf business

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 12:17
Sportswear giant Adidas says it plans to sell most of its loss-making golf business in order to concentrate on shoes and clothing.
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Expert regrets Bitcoin 'creator' blog

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 11:43
A Bitcoin expert expresses regret about the way he blogged support for an Australian's claim to have invented the crypto-currency.
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Broadband ads 'mislead and must change'

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 10:43
The Advertising Standards Authority rules that broadband ads need to be clearer, following evidence the public do not understand current ones.
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EU upholds tough rules on tobacco packs

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 10:36
Rules that will drastically alter cigarette packaging are set to be adopted, after big tobacco firms failed to block new European Union laws.
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Wonga sees losses double in 2015

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 10:05
The UK's biggest payday lender - Wonga - saw its losses double last year as tougher regulation in the industry continued to bite.
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'Every bookmaker is crying out in pain'

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 10:01
'Every bookmaker is crying out in pain'
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Next cuts sales and profit forecast

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 07:05
Retailer Next warns that its sales and profits could be lower than previously forecast as it remains worried about a slowdown in consumer spending.
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VIDEO: Will our clothes be 3D printed in future?

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 05:52
Fashion in the age of technology is being celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibition.
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Oil slump drags down Australian shares

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 04:17
Australian markets trade lower on Wednesday following an overnight slump in oil prices.
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Brazil files huge claim over dam deaths

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 01:18
Prosecutors in Brazil file a $43.5bn (£30bn) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco, and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale.
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VIDEO: Cashing in on the Philippine election

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 00:43
Money being spent on next week's general election in the Philippines is so huge it is likely to provide an economic boost.
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Call to stop council tax bailiffs

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 23:56
Vulnerable residents with council tax debts should be given breathing space to repay arrears rather than face the threat of bailiffs, two charities say.
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Scam protection 'duty of businesses'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 23:53
Businesses should take more responsibility to ensure their customers do not become victims of scams, according to a consumer group.
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VIDEO: Dealing with Mexico City's rising smog

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 23:42
The air quality in Mexico City dropped to its worst level in 14 years this March. The BBC looks at some of the solutions for dealing with air pollution.
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