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Next profits up on economic revival

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 08:49
Next reports a strong rise in half-year profits as higher house prices and the continuing economic recovery feed into household spending.
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Morrisons' profits hurt by price war

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 07:27
WM Morrison reports a fall in half year profits of just over 30% as it feels the effects of cutting prices to win back shoppers.
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VIDEO: Philips targets new directions in Asia

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 06:21
Dutch electronics firm Philips is a company in transition, and it's looking to Asia to bolster growth.
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VIDEO: China eases investors' concerns

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 06:19
Analyst John Kurtz assesses Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's move to ease concerns among foreign companies and investors.
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China's inflation below target

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 04:49
China's consumer inflation rate rises 2% in August from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5% and marking a four-month low.
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Australia's Myer reports losses

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 02:44
Australia's largest department store group, Myer, reports a fall in its annual profits for the fourth consecutive year.
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The Nigerian female oil executives

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 23:29
The women ending male dominance of Nigeria's oil industry
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Picking the best business location

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 23:16
Choosing where to locate your business is a vital decision for any new start-up, as business reporter Perry King reports from Canada.
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VIDEO: What are Scotland's currency options?

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 22:55
The question of which currency an independent Scotland would use has dominated the campaign. Newsnight's economics correspondent Duncan Weldon investigates the options.
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Google worker lived a year on campus

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 17:57
Three Google workers recall living for months at a time at the firm's headquarters in California taking advantage of the perks it offers.
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Sale of Ferguson shipyard confirmed

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 16:44
Administrators confirm the sale of Ferguson Shipbuilders at Port Glasgow to businessman Jim McColl's firm, Clyde Blowers Capital.
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Santander names Ana Botin as chair

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 16:42
Ana Botin is appointed the new chair of the Spanish banking giant Santander, following the death of her father, Emilio Botin.
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VIDEO: Expert says Scots oil will deplete by 2035

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 16:07
Scottish oil and gas revenue will reduce significantly by 2035 according to industry expert Sir Ian Wood.
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Scottish vote 'slows home market'

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 15:27
Uncertainty over the outcome of the imminent referendum on Scottish independence has led to a slowdown in home sales, surveyors and solicitors report.
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Unions oppose US trade deal with EU

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 15:00
Plans for a major EU-US trade deal have been denounced by trade unions on the last day of their annual conference in Liverpool.
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VIDEO: A look inside the Crossrail project

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:40
BBC London takes an exclusive look inside Crossrail to see how the transport scheme is taking shape.
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Man United predicts fall in profit

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:16
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.
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UK and France get powerful EU jobs

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 13:53
The UK and France get powerful jobs in the new European Commission, overseeing financial services and economic policy respectively.
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Retirees hit by annuity rate fall

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 13:13
Annuity rates - which determine the value of private pensions - saw their biggest monthly fall in three years last month, according to research.
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Microsoft is 'set to buy Minecraft'

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 13:02
Reports suggest that the Swedish studio behind video game blockbuster Minecraft is on the verge of being acquired by Microsoft.
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