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VIDEO: Indonesia tackles deforestation issue

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:49
Indonesia's government is looking to renew a two-year moratorium on the clearing of forests to improve the environment.
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VIDEO: A look around a large container ship

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:45
The biggest British registered container ship has arrived in Southampton, as part of its maiden voyage.
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VIDEO: Economy on agenda in Modi China visit

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:40
India's prime minister begins his first visit to China on Thursday but relations between the world's two most populous countries is complex.
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Helping Brazilian women feel beautiful

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:04
The Brazilian firm making women feel like models
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UK firms on 'Brexit' pros and cons

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:01
What firms really think about the UK leaving the EU
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Lack of sales 'lifting house prices'

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:00
A further drop in the number of people putting their homes up for sale is pushing up house prices, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
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VIDEO: Unemployment down to 1.83 million

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 21:24
Employment figures published Wednesday showed another fall in unemployment to 1.83 million people - down 35,000.
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Tui ending Thomson and First Choice

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 21:12
The travel firm Tui is dropping the Thomson and First Choice travel brands in a revamp of its business.
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White House backs Facebook wage policy

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 19:26
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.
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FTSE 100 steady after Bank report

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 16:02
UK shares remained higher after the Bank of England's latest inflation report, which trimmed growth forecasts for the next three years.
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Heathrow 'would split the cabinet'

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:34
Expanding Heathrow airport would cause a split at the very top of government, says a newly re-elected Tory MP.
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UK jobless total at seven-year low

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:07
UK unemployment between January and March fell to 1.83 million, figures show, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest since 2008.
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Mitie faces new minimum wage claims

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:05
The chief executive of Mitie, which owns one of the UK's largest care providers, is to meet government officials to answer claims that it has not been paying the minimum wage.
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Bank of England cuts growth forecast

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:43
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
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Tencent's profits beat expectations

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:27
Tencent Holdings, Asia's biggest technology company, posts a 7% year-on-year rise in quarterly net income, beating expectations.
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Eurozone economy grows by 0.4%

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:20
The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
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Fewer jobseekers hit by sanctions

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:17
The number of jobseekers having their benefits sanctioned - or cut - fell by nearly a third in 2014, according to government figures.
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US trade pacts suffer Senate setback

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:05
Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
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VIDEO: Co-op 'under-managed for a long time'

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:41
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has blamed past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
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VIDEO: Free money ignored in city experiment

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 08:28
They say nothing in life is free, so what happened when social media firm The LAD Bible left £25 "for people in need only" in the middle of Manchester city centre?
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