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VIDEO: R2-D2 helps out with CBI speech

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 18:16
R2-D2 helped out Pinewood Studio's CEO by bringing him the text of his speech at the CBI annual conference.
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Tesco shares rebound as FTSE rises

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 17:28
Hopes that the worst is over for Britain's biggest supermarket chain, but shares in Serco loses almost a third of their value following a rights issues and cuts to profit forecasts.
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Serco shares plunge after update

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 17:15
Outsourcing firm Serco's shares have plunged after it unveiled plans to raise up to £550m through selling new shares and cut its profit forecast.
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Talks on World Cup pitches refused

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:35
Hosts Canada refuse to enter talks over reviewing the controversial use of artificial pitches at next year's Women's World Cup.
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Obama backs net neutrality plan

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:15
Open net access should be seen as a basic right that all Americans should enjoy, President Obama says.
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National Grid plans to bury cables

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03
Pylon cables will disappear from some parts of England and Wales as National Grid looks to reduce the impact of energy transmission on the landscape.
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Aldi aiming to create 35,000 jobs

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 15:32
The discount supermarket chain Aldi plans to create 35,000 new roles over the next eight years as it opens hundreds of new stores.
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Cameron: EU vote won't harm economy

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 15:04
David Cameron tells the CBI's annual conference that the prospect of an EU referendum is not damaging the UK economy.
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Businesses urge more free childcare

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:59
Business leaders are to urge ministers to offer more free childcare and cut taxes for the low paid at the CBI annual conference.
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VIDEO: 'EU vote will not harm economy'

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:08
A referendum on Britain's membership of the EU will not damage the UK economy, David Cameron tells business leaders.
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Portugal Telecom shares spike on bid

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:08
A €1.2bn takeover bid by the Angolan president's daughter has sent shares in Portugal Telecom sharply higher in Lisbon.
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VIDEO: CBI boss: Any job better than dole

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 13:24
CBI Director General John Cridland says: "We've had a jobs rich recovery... Frankly any job is better than being stuck on the unemployment register."
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Carlsberg profit hit by rouble's fall

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 13:23
Carlsberg has reported a drop in third quarter profit after a fall in the Russian rouble hit its performance.
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Technology 'threatens UK jobs'

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 13:21
A third of British jobs could be replaced by machines within the next two decades, a study has suggested.
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London's skyline 'worth £7.2bn'

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 13:07
How much is London’s iconic skyline worth?
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'Too big to fail' bank rules unveiled

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 12:22
New global rules to prevent banks that are "too big to fail" from being bailed out by taxpayers have been announced.
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VIDEO: Carney welcomes bank bailout plan

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 12:07
New global rules to prevent banks that are "too big to fail" from being bailed out by taxpayers are welcomed by the Governor of the Bank of England.
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Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:57
One of London's most distinctive office buildings, the Gherkin, has been bought by a Brazilian group for more than £700m.
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VIDEO: Cameron: EU reform 'best for UK'

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:20
David Cameron rejects claims an EU referendum will damage the UK economy in a speech to business leaders in London.
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A question of 0.9 percentage points

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 11:15
Why prices rise at the higher rate of inflation
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