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Asian shares fall on plane crash

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:43
Most Asian shares fell on Friday after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
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MTR wins £1.4bn Crossrail project

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:25
The £1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail service through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) announces.
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Co-op sells pharmacies to Bestway

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:23
The Co-op confirms it will sell its pharmacies for £620m to Bestway Group.
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Apple criticised over in-app cash

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:22
Apple is criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.
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Shire directors agree sale to AbbVie

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:20
US drug firm AbbVie has clinched a deal to buy the UK pharmaceutical company Shire for £32bn, after Shire reversed its opposition to the takeover earlier this week.
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Microsoft closes TV production unit

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:15
Microsoft's ambitious TV division is to close, a month after debuting its first show.
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Tories outline strike law pledge

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:59
The Conservatives outline plans to tighten strike ballot laws if they win the general election, requiring a minimum 50% turnout for action to be legal.
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Google revenue up on strong ad sales

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 01:33
Internet giant Google reports a 22% jump in revenue and profits of $3.4bn during the second quarter, helped by strong advertising sales.
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Malaysia plane crash rattles US market

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 00:57
US shares dip sharply on fears of increased tension between Russia and the West after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine.
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African countries adopt hi-tech tourism

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 23:22
Africa's tourism is booming thanks to effective use of technology
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How to ask for $250m

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 23:21
The dos and don'ts of pitching for business investment, what venture capitalists look for, and what they run from.
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Child car seat installers 'failing'

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 23:09
Many retailers who offer to install child car seats free of charge are guilty of "serious failings", according to a Which? investigation
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Should London skyscrapers be sponsored?

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 21:31
Does it matter if a skyscraper is sponsored?
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Banks set to face competition probe

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 21:29
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is set to recommend a full competition inquiry into banks, the BBC learns.
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Energy firm probed over mis-selling

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 17:56
Ministers are to examine fresh claims about allegations of mis-selling from Scottish Power's chain of stores up to 15 years ago.
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Labour plan to part nationalise rail

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:59
Labour will soon unveil a promise to change the law to allow for the part renationalisation of the rail network, the BBC has learned.
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London Market Report

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:12
Broadcaster ITV is the biggest riser on the London stock market, but the FTSE 100 index edges lower.
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Morgan Stanley sees profits double

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:28
US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees its quarterly net income doubled, helped by its investment banking and money-management arms.
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Airbnb logo faces Twitter backlash

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:47
Airbnb's new logo has been criticised and mocked by social media users, although others have praised the rebrand.
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Cities 'should generate energy'

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:40
Cities should invest in green energy production to compete with the main UK energy suppliers, the IPPR think tank suggests.
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