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Home sales dive on stamp duty changes

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:26
The number of UK properties sold nearly halved between March and April, HMRC figures show, as changes to stamp duty were introduced.
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Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:05
Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
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VIDEO: The firm that gave every woman a pay rise

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 08:07
A London-based company says a self-imposed tax could solve the gender pay gap.
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Nationwide profits rise to £1.3bn

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 07:16
Nationwide building society says annual profits have risen to £1.3bn, citing strong mortgage lending and savings inflows.
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Spotify revenues rise but losses widen

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 02:56
Streaming music platform Spotify saw revenue top 1.95bn euros ($2.2bn; £1.5bn) over the past year, but has yet to make a profit.
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Japan stocks lead Asian markets lower

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 01:38
Japanese shares lost ground following falls on Wall Street on Monday ahead of weak US economic data expected later this week.
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Sugar shortage hits Coke in Venezuela

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 01:26
A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage.
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Review call over European GM crop ban

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 00:22
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
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Go-Jek: On the go in Jakarta

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 23:23
The start-up aiming to beat the traffic in Indonesia
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VIDEO: 'You have to out-innovate everybody'

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 23:23
Nadiem Makarim, the co-founder of Indonesia's mobile app Go-jek says that to be successful, "you have to out-innovate everybody else".
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How to check out your next penthouse from your armchair

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 23:19
How virtual reality is changing the way we work
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M&S fashion: From Twiggy to Alexa Chung

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 23:10
From High Street dominance to troubles with fast fashion
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Landmark fracking operation approved

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 22:44
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.
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Goldman warned Arcadia of BHS sale risks

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 19:11
A Goldman Sachs banker told a key executive from Sir Philip Green's company about the risks of selling BHS to Dominic Chappell, MPs heard.
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VIDEO: Treasury in Brexit recession warning

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 17:53
Leaving the European Union would tip the UK into a year-long recession, with up to 820,000 jobs lost within two years, Chancellor George Osborne has claimed.
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Rail firm seals £230m new trains deal

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:41
Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) announces a £230m deal for 25 new trains to serve the north of England and Scotland.
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Curry boss jailed over peanut death

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:34
A restaurant owner is jailed for the manslaughter of a customer who died from an allergic reaction to peanuts in a takeaway curry.
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Will contactless cards make us fat?

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 15:51
Will paying with contactless cards make us fat?
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LA Times owner Tribune rejects new bid

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 15:02
The owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune has rejected a second takeover offer from media firm Gannett, but said it was open to talks.
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Waterstones to stop selling e-books

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 13:29
Bookseller Waterstones is to stop selling digital books and will instead divert customers to Japanese e-book company Kobo.
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