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Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:51
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
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Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:24
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.
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VIDEO: RBS mortgages chief: 'Won't happen again'

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:52
Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5 million for "serious failings" in its mortgage sales business.
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RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:05
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.
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Foxtons hit by slowdown warning

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:19
Estate agent Foxtons reports a big rise in half-year profits, but warns that it expects business to slow down in the second half of the year.
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Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:39
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.
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VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:25
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
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VIDEO: Scots independence: Business views

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:20
Two business chief executives give their opinions on whether independence would be good for Scotland's businesses.
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Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:50
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
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VIDEO: What next for worker pay in Asia?

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:13
A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.
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VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:03
With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.
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Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 02:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
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Tunisia's first video games boss

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 23:01
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.
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Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 23:01
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
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Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 21:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
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Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 20:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
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RBS to get £15m mortgage advice fine

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 18:27
Royal Bank of Scotland is to receive a £15m fine from the Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday - the latest in a series of fines for the troubled bank.
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London Market Report

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:27
The FTSE 100 rises as trading resumes after the bank holiday, but shares in copper miner Antofagasta drop 3%.
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South Africa economy avoids recession

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:22
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
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China probes executives at VW unit

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:53
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".
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