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VIDEO: Govt launching new apprenticeships

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:26
As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.
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Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:17
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
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Downgrade hits South African banks

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:10
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
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Bank of England split over rate rise

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:19
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
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Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:09
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
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Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 07:51
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
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Standard Chartered fined in US

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 07:34
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 06:59
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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Japanese exports rebound in July

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 05:43
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
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VIDEO: Standard Chartered hit by US fine

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 01:15
How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?
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Australia's Woodside profit surges

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 01:13
Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees a 27% jump in first half profit, mainly driven by higher prices for its key product - liquefied natural gas.
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VIDEO: Subrata Roy's bid for freedom

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 01:08
One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.
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Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 01:06
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
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The island that kids learn to leave

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 00:26
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
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The man 'behind a million babies'

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 23:00
Markus Frind, the entrepreneur behind the world's biggest dating site, has been so successful that he claims his company has helped to create more than one million babies.
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VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:53
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
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Former Microsoft boss leaves firm

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:29
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
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India struggles to attract tourists

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:29
Why India is struggling to attract tourists
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VIDEO: UK house prices hit record high

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 19:10
Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.
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Lehman bankers win pensions battle

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 18:38
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.
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