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Balfour Beatty profits in £70m hit

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:33
Balfour Beatty says it expects profits for 2014 to be £70m lower at its construction business due to problems with contracts.
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VIDEO: Cyber security high on Davos radar

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:35
The World Economic Forum at Davos finds cyber security one of the biggest challenges facing chief executives and political leaders around the world.
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VIDEO: Squeezing a business from juice

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:27
The story of how one entrepreneur's personal drive for fitness lead to a whole new business selling fresh juice.
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Japan shares down ahead of ECB move

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:12
Japanese shares are down as investors await the outcome of the European Central Bank's (ECB) monetary policy meeting later on Thursday.
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EBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 01:14
US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: 'Suez expansion will happen on time'

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:17
Egypt's Investment Minister Ashraf Salman talks about the importance of finishing the expansion of the Suez Canal on time.
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Real stay top of football rich list

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:11
Real Madrid again tops the Deloitte football money league, but English Premier League clubs take eight of the top 20 spots.
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ECB set to announce QE programme

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:09
The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to announce a massive bond-buying programme aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy.
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Cyber attacks worry Davos elites

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:03
Cyber attacks worry Davos elites
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Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:01
Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.
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VIDEO: Davos Buzz: First day highlights

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 21:43
Income inequality and cyber-security are among the issues on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum.
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Davos 2015: In Pictures

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:49
Queues, snowmen and CEOs
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Windows 10 to be free and get headset

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:23
Microsoft says its Windows 10 operating system will be a free upgrade for many users and unveils a "holographic" headset that can run it.
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WhatsApp launches desktop option

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 20:09
Messaging platform WhatsApp announces that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers in addition to their phones.
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BP boss: Oil prices 'low for 3 years'

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:48
Oil giant BP's boss Bob Dudley has told the BBC that oil prices could remain low for up to three years, and that UK petrol prices may fall below £1 a litre.
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Tootsie Roll boss dies at age of 95

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:35
Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.
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King confident over Rangers role

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:47
Dave King insists his tax history in South Africa will not preclude him from becoming a director of Rangers.
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Targeting employment or unemployment

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:18
Why Mr Cameron is targeting employment
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Pound slips after Bank minutes

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 17:36
The pound slides on news that all Bank of England policymakers voted to hold rates this month, pushing back the chance of a rate rise and boosting shares.
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Report recommends fracking refusal

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:17
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
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