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European Rugby Cup gets go-ahead

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 19:12
A new European Rugby Champions Cup to replace the Heineken Cup is given the go-ahead and will start in the 2014-2015 season.
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Icahn drops eBay call to sell PayPal

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 19:05
Activist investor Carl Icahn drops his call for e-commerce giant eBay to sell its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.
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VIDEO: 'Desperate need' for homes to sell

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 18:37
House prices will continue to rise across the country until more homes are put on the market, an industry body has said.
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How is the Co-operative Group run?

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 18:01
What exactly does the Co-op do and how is it run?
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VIDEO: Minesweeper robot winning exports

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 16:20
A Cambridgeshire firm has designed a robot minesweeper that is winning exports to Africa and South America.
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Customer gives Npower 'final notice'

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:51
A customer turns the tables on his energy company, "fining" Npower £50 for late payment after they held on to his money when he was in credit.
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Overdrafts 'complex and poor value'

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:47
Many overdrafts are "complex and opaque", carry high charges and are not good value for money, a regulator concludes.
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Pension pot decision time extended

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:14
A group of pension savers will be given more time to decide on how to release their money amid major reforms of the system.
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Could work emails be banned after 6pm?

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:01
Should work emails be banned after 6pm?
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VIDEO: Freaked out by too much choice?

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:01
Politicians like the word choice around when it comes to public services but are people good at making decisions?
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Huge investor demand for Greek bond

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:10
The sale of long term debt by the Greek government for the first time in five years was eight times over subscribed, the government has said.
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AUDIO: 'Concern' over rate of house price rise

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:05
Simon Rubinsohn and Prof Becky Tunstall discuss a new report from Rics suggesting that house prices will continue to rise across the country.
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'Desperate need' for homes on sale

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 09:12
House prices will continue to rise across the country until more homes are put on the market, an industry body says.
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VIDEO: Digby Jones returns to shop floor

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 08:30
He started out working at his family's corner shop in Birmingham, but Digby Jones went on to become a trade minister and respected business leader.
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VIDEO: World's biggest pork firm in $5bn float

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 01:36
The world's biggest pork producer, China's WH Group, is hoping to raise more than $5bn from an initial public offering in Hong Kong later this month.
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What's lurking inside the Bank of England's vaults?

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 00:19
What's lurking inside the Bank of England's vaults?
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German coal underpins renewable push

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 23:09
Why Germany is not as efficient as you might think
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Bamboo back in business for Taiwan

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 18:37
After decades of decline, Taiwan's bamboo industry is now recovering as the plant is being used to make a wider range of goods, says the BBC's Cindy Sui.
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