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Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 00:04
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
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Tesco's next move: Expert views

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:12
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?
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The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:09
A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.
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New home building at seven-year high

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:03
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.
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KPMG and FSA criticised over Co-op

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:01
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
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VIDEO: More powers 'would boost UK cities'

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:21
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
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How to manage a fast-growing firm

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 19:11
China's top bosses explain the dos and don'ts of managing a fast-growing company.
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India's love affair with gold set to deepen

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 19:11
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening
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US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 17:44
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
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Insurance firms and Glaxo lift FTSE

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:35
The London market closes higher boosted by better-than-expected results from drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and a sharp rise in insurance firm shares.
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VIDEO: Don't crash: How to grow fast safely

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:11
Leadership expert Steve Tappin talks to Chinese bosses about the dos and don'ts of managing a firm which is growing very quickly.
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Universal credit 'in place by 2018'

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:22
Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.
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VIDEO: Payday lenders hit back at critics

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:22
Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.
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South Africa growth forecast slashed

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:15
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
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Boeing raises annual profit forecast

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:51
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
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Superdry founder gives up CEO role

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:38
The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.
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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:44
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
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Glaxo shares up as profits beat hopes

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 12:21
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
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Total names new heads after boss dies

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:51
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
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Homebase accelerates store closures

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:50
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
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