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NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:21
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
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Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:09
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
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Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:04
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
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Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:17
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
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Clash over car tax disc changes

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:03
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
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VIDEO: What will New York make of Alibaba?

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 02:18
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
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Japan trade deficit narrows in August

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 01:24
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
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VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:52
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
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Glimpse at the High Street 2020

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:42
How will we shop in 2020?
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Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:20
A group of farmers are hoping to succeed where others have failed: in creating the first commercially viable wasabi growing business in North America.
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What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:03
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
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Skin printer and bee probe win award

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 22:10
Bee probe and skin printer make awards shortlist
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VIDEO: World Bank's Ebola warning

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 21:01
The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.
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Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 20:38
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
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US Fed to end stimulus in October

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 19:38
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 19:36
Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?
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London Market Report

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:19
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, but shares in Smiths Group fall more than 5% after the engineering group reports a fall in profits.
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European car sales continue recovery

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:37
European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
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VIDEO: The 'what currency?' issue explained

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:48
The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston discusses what currency Scotland would use - should it vote "Yes" for independence.
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eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:32
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
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