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Rosneft asks Putin for $42bn loan

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:33
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.
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UK rents 'rise by 2% in a year'

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:04
The cost of renting a home has risen by 2% in the last year, with increases seen across nearly every region of the UK, a survey suggests.
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UK economic growth revised upwards

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:42
The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.
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VIDEO: Fear of Ebola spreads to economy

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:50
As the death toll from Ebola mounts across west Africa, there is growing concern about what the cost will be to the region's economies.
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Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 07:04
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.
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Premier League warns fans about Vines

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 05:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.
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VIDEO: Darts hits the bullseye in Asia

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:50
Darts is a growing business and the first ever World Series darts competition to be played in Asia is about to kick off in Singapore.
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Coca-Cola buys stake in Monster

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:06
US drinks giant Coca-Cola buys a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage in a cash deal, as it looks for growth away from fizzy drinks.
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Buffett's Berkshire shares hit record

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 00:56
Shares in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway top $200,000 for the first time, valuing the firm at an estimated $326bn.
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VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 00:07
What's the chance a robot will take your job?
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VIDEO: Growth in India's smartphone market

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 23:57
While India has the second highest number of mobile phone subscribers in the world, only one in eight of them have smartphones.
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S Korea in first rate cut since 2013

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 23:44
South Korea's central bank cuts its key lending rate for the first time in 15 months to boost growth at home.
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The 30-year-old health billionaire

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:40
The self-made 30-year-old health care boss who's worth $4.5bn
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Nike v Adidas: The battle of the kit makers

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:36
The battle of the football kit makers
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Smartphone stress: Are you a victim?

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:29
Are we becoming victims of the 'always on' work culture?
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Banana firm Chiquita spurns takeover

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 22:22
Banana firm Chiquita rejects a takeover bid by Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups, saying it will stick to a plan to merge with Fyffes.
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Should holiday email be deleted?

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 17:32
A German company has an innovative approach to holiday email - it just deletes all of it. Good idea?
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