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House prices 'up 1.6% in April'

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:25
House prices rose 1.6% last month, according to the latest survey from the Halifax, with the annual rate of increase rising slightly to 8.5%.
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Chinese shares up on weak trade data

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 08:43
Shares in China led regional gains on Friday as investors' hopes for further stimulus from the government were reignited by disappointing official trade data.
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BG Group profit down ahead of merger

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 08:36
Oil and gas firm BG Group, which is set to be taken over by Royal Dutch Shell, reports a big drop in first-quarter earnings.
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Toyota profits beat expectations

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 07:29
Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, has beaten expectations to post a year-on-year 19% rise in net income for the 12 months to March.
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