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Imports weigh on UK economic growth

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 09:53
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
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Tate & Lyle profits fall amid revamp

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 08:01
Tate & Lyle reports a drop in full-year profits, as the company undergoes a major restructuring.
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UK car production falls in April

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 06:56
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.
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VIDEO: Macau's casinos gamble on growth

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 04:11
Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.
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VIDEO: China's yuan may get reserve status

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 04:07
China's yuan may become a global reserve currency this year - Bank of America's Claudio Piron explains why that's important.
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Growth in Philippines slows sharply

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 04:03
Growth in the Philippine economy slows to its lowest pace since 2011 in the first quarter from a year ago, figures showed.
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Asian shares mostly up on US gains

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 01:50
Asian markets traded mostly higher, taking a positive lead from Wall Street after a rally lead indexes to close at record highs.
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Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 01:39
Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
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Fitness tech firms in legal fight

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 01:30
Jawbone sues rival California fitness technology firm Fitbit, accusing it of stealing commercially sensitive data.
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Why is 30 hours a week important?

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 23:00
Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?
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Russian gas industry looks east

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 23:00
Why Russian gas companies may turn to China
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Competition fever hits Brazil's bars

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 23:00
The serious business of serving bar snacks in Brazil
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VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 22:47
The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.
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Lamborghini confirms SUV launch

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 21:47
Sports car maker Lamborghini confirms the launch of an SUV and signs a deal to build the car in Italy.
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Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 21:19
The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
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CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 19:02
The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
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FTSE 100 ends the day strongly

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 16:16
The FTSE 100 finishes the day strongly on hopes of a Greece deal and mergers and acquisitions activity.
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AdBlock Plus wins again in court

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 15:15
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.
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Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 14:29
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.
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Aer Lingus bid 'compelling' says IAG

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:56
IAG head Willie Walsh calls his company's takeover offer for Aer Lingus "compelling" as the airline group seeks support for the bid from Ryanair.
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