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Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 11:30
UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
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Russia admits action to buoy rouble

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 11:15
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.
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Korean Air 'nut rage' official quits

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:46
A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
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Tesco warns over full-year profits

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:41
Tesco shares plunge after the supermarket group warns full-year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
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MPs attack Post Office dispute scheme

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:24
MPs criticise the Post Office for the way it has handled claims its IT system caused 150 sub-postmasters to be wrongly accused of fraud.
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China shares fall by more than 5%

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:56
China shares suffer biggest fall in more than five years on profit-taking, while other Asian shares trade lower on worries about global growth.
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Asos sees 'challenging' trade

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:22
Online fashion retailer Asos has reported a rise in sales in what the company described as a "challenging" environment.
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VIDEO: NZ jet pack maker floats in Australia

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 08:00
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.
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Inequality hurts growth, warns OECD

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 02:51
Income inequality has a "statistically significant impact" on economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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Scientists focus on urban wellbeing

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 02:40
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.
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VIDEO: Making Chinese websites for UK firms

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 01:01
The British government does a deal with Chinese firm Shangpin to help UK firms get more from selling in Asia.
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Shop where everybody knows your name

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 00:02
Shop where everybody knows your name
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A sideways look at capitalism

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 00:01
Colm O'Regan takes a humorous look at capitalism
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Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 boom

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 22:31
Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom
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VIDEO: Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 boom

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 21:14
Sue Lloyd-Roberts reports on the questions about worker safety, pay and conditions facing construction companies helping Qatar to prepare for World Cup 2022.
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Madoff associate jailed for 10 years

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:35
A former associate of Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 10 years in jail for aiding the disgraced Wall Street financier in his $65bn fraud scheme.
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McDonald's sales continue to decline

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:15
Sales at McDonald's outlets in the United States fell 4.6% in November - more than double the expected decline.
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Gocompare.com in £95m takeover deal

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 18:14
Price comparison website Gocompare.com is bought by the insurance company Esure in a deal worth £95m.
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FTSE 100 falls after weak Asian data

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 16:59
The London market falls as investors react to disappointing figures from Asia, while M&S shares are hit by news of online delivery delays.
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Diplomats guilty of tobacco fraud

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 16:36
Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.
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