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Fifa partner CEO arrested over scam

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:37
Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:11
US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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Vatican bank sees profits plunge

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:45
The Vatican bank has seen its 2013 profit almost wiped out largely due to a clean-up process which has seen it end relationships with 3,000 customers.
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Nicaragua unveils major canal route

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:13
Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.
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Rolls-Royce car sales up by a third

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:11
Engineering firm Rolls-Royce sees a record 33% rise in luxury car sales in the half year to June compared with last year.
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Student loan boss 'offered to resign'

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:39
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.
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Typical writer 'earns £11,000 a year'

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:24
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.
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Official has 'hope' for women's Tour

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:05
The lack of a Tour de France for women "matters enormously", says British Cycling board member Marian Lauder.
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Payday complaints double since 2012

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
Complaints about payday loans have more than doubled in the last two years, according to the Financial Ombudsman.
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Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:28
Manufacturing output in the UK fell by 1.3% in May, official figures show, much weaker than expected and the biggest decline since January 2013.
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VIDEO: Tough Mudder: A great away day?

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:17
It is perhaps not everyone's idea of team bonding or your company away day, but the founder of Tough Mudder is banking annual revenues of more than $100m (£58m).
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US cupcake chain Crumbs shuts stores

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:56
US cupcake chain Crumbs is shutting all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index.
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Air France-KLM warns on profits

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:53
Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM shares fall over 5% on Tuesday after it issues a profit warning.
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Savers 'miss out on higher returns'

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:49
Millions of savers in the UK are receiving poor returns because they fail to move their money to new accounts, according to the financial regulator.
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China firm to sue Transformers film

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:26
A Chinese company says it will sue the producers of the latest Transformers film for breach of contract, according to state media.
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Digital banking 'reaches £1bn a day'

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 08:10
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study by a UK banking body says.
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