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'Significant changes' to strike law

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:31
Newly appointed Business Secretary Sajid Javid says there will be "significant changes" to strike laws under the new Conservative government.
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Australian budget backs small firms

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:08
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey delivers the country's budget, promising to help small businesses and ensure parents can join the workforce.
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500 jobs created at new Amazon depot

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 11:25
The creation of 500 permanent jobs at a new internet distribution centre in Dunstable is announced.
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Greece taps reserves to pay IMF loan

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 11:03
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it has emerged.
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RBS could face fines on US mortgages

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 09:08
Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could face further fines in the US following a court ruling regarding the sale of mortgage bonds to investors.
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Picasso work smashes auction record

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 08:37
Picasso's Women of Algiers becomes the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York.
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Government sells more Lloyds shares

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 06:45
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.
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