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VIDEO: The cost of skimming the small print

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 13:55
Misunderstanding financial terms and conditions set out in the small print costs UK consumers £21bn a year, says the Money Advice Centre.
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ECB action: Will it work?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 21:00
But will the latest move from the ECB work?
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Alibaba announces share sale details

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 20:43
China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.
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Lufthansa pilots hold another strike

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:07
Lufthansa says a pilots' strike on Friday has meant the cancellation of 200 flights and that the stoppage has also hit the travel plans of passengers.
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London Market Report

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:53
Shares in mining firms are hit by weak commodity prices, hitting London's benchmark index, the FTSE 100.
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US adds 142,000 jobs in August

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:56
The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
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Coca-Cola to adopt UK health labels

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:48
A U-turn from Coca-Cola as the company says it will adopt government recommendations and introduce traffic light nutrition labels.
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VIDEO: Ebola border controls hit cocoa crop

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:15
The closing of the border between Liberia and Ivory Coast, due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, is causing a problem for cocoa farmers.
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Homeware boosts Laura Ashley profit

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:35
The Welsh design company Laura Ashley has reported a 15% rise in profits after success in its home range.
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VIDEO: Benin's lucrative used car trade

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:14
The small West African country of Benin has become one of the main destinations for second-hand cars, coming from Europe and the US.
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Whitehall contracts overhaul urged

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:51
Government contracts with firms such as G4S and Serco go wrong because managing them is not taken seriously enough in Whitehall, says a report.
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Apple to tighten iCloud security

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:25
Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online.
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Jobs at risk under crisp factory plan

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:12
A crisp manufacturer has plans to close two of its factories, putting 186 jobs at risk.
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German industry has bumper July

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:47
German industrial production posts the strongest monthly rise in almost two and a half years in July, up 1.9%.
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VIDEO: Watch firms thrive in digital age

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 06:04
Mobile phones have made wearing a watch strictly optional - but some watch firms are still prospering, as the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair shows.
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