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Ex-US envoy in money-laundering case

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:46
Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say.
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EU sanctions defy Russia warning

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:20
The EU says new sanctions against Russia should be adopted shortly and take effect on Tuesday, despite a Kremlin warning of retaliation.
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VIDEO: Why Scots poll is affecting the pound

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:55
The pound has fallen to its lowest level in 10 months amid uncertainty about Scotland's future within the UK.
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RBS starts share sale of US arm

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:59
The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
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GM announces hands-free Cadillac

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:37
General Motors has announced that by 2016, some of its Cadillacs will incorporate self-driving functions.
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AUDIO: 'Perfect storm' for UK housing market?

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:44
National Housing Federation chief calls for "long-term strategic thinking" over property market.
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Britain 'becoming like Downton Abbey'

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:36
The leader of Britain's trade union movement warns of a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".
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Japanese economy contracts 1.8%

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:37
Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.
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Halifax sees house prices 'easing'

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:27
The increase in house prices may have started to ease, according to the Halifax, the nation's largest mortgage lender.
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Primark sees sharp rise in sales

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:22
A sharp rise in sales at budget fashion retailer Primark is expected to boost owner Associated British Foods' (ABF) full year performance.
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Rogue trader Kerviel out of jail

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 07:13
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag.
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VIDEO: Mooncake season strikes again in Asia

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 07:11
Its mooncake season again across Asia and sales are soaring, despite a ban in China on spending on corporate gifts.
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Electrolux in $3.3bn deal with GE

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 07:03
Two of the biggest names in household appliances, Electrolux and General Electric, strike a $3.3bn (£2bn) deal.
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VIDEO: Malaysia tourism hit by air disaster

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 06:56
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 six months ago has had a negative impact on the country's once-thriving tourism industry.
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VIDEO: Was mortgage scheme sold unfairly?

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 06:43
BBC Inside Out investigates the banks that sold mortgages to pensioners which they say has left them trapped in their homes.
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China's exports beat forecasts

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 06:14
China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
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Economy at heart of Brazil election

Sun, 07/09/2014 - 23:02
Economy at heart of Brazil's presidential election battle
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Big six energy firms lose customers

Sun, 07/09/2014 - 23:00
Britain's big six energy companies are continuing to lose market share to smaller independent suppliers, new figures show.
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Fifa World Cup 'hits the poorest hardest'

Sun, 07/09/2014 - 23:00
The other side of major football tournaments
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Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

Sun, 07/09/2014 - 19:00
Joanna Wei set up educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.
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