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Punch Taverns to sell 158 pubs

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 06:58
Pub company Punch Taverns is to sell 158 mostly "non-core" pubs for £53.5m to investment trust New River Retail.
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Fire breaks out at Japan steel plant

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 06:14
A large fire breaks out at a steel plant in Kawasaki, close to Japan's Tokyo Haneda international airport, but there are no reports of injuries.
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VIDEO: India's women-only building sites

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 03:35
While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.
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VIDEO: Single Asian market 'massive boost'

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 02:02
A single market for the group of south east nations know as ASEAN would give the region a "massive boost", says the Asia Development Bank's Stephen Groff.
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'Decent growth ahead', says CBI

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 23:07
The CBI has upgraded its UK growth forecasts for this year and next, saying it expects "decent quarterly GDP growth".
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Revolutionising motorcycle taxis

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 19:23
How a city’s fleet of motorcycle taxis are embracing technology
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VIDEO: Indonesia's motorbike revolutionary

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 19:21
An app to help people in Jakarta beat the traffic has apparently been downloaded faster than any other app in the country's history
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Rail workers hold 24-hour strike

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 16:53
Rail services are disrupted as workers at First Great Western stage a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute over new trains.
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China uses pension fund to lift stocks

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 15:07
China plans to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market for the first time to try to arrest the slide in the country's stock market.
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Mid-East stocks continue global fall

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 12:30
Stock markets in the Middle East fall sharply after a difficult week for all major global share indexes.
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Ashley Madison faces huge lawsuit

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 10:00
Ashley Madison is facing a C$760m class-action lawsuit after customer data from the infidelity dating website was leaked on to the so-called dark web last week.
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Spending cuts 'too fast and too far'

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 08:35
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warn that UK government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far".
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VIDEO: UK beauty therapist wins gold in Brazil

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 07:35
Some of the UK's brightest young talents have been celebrating medal success on a global stage in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Strike affects First Great Western

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 07:20
Rail services are set to be disrupted as a 24-hour strike by workers at First Great Western gets under way.
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Oil revenues 'fall by over 75%'

Sun, 23/08/2015 - 00:27
North Sea oil revenues in the first three months of 2015 were down 75% on the previous quarter, the Scottish Conservatives say.
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VIDEO: Blue badge thefts on the rise

Sat, 22/08/2015 - 08:30
Thefts of blue parking badges used by disabled drivers have more than doubled in a year in England.
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Are Amazon's feedback tactics unusual?

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 23:13
How does it feel to be constantly appraised at work?
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FTSE 100 sees worst week this year

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 20:23
Stock markets around the world have fallen as poor manufacturing figures in China exacerbate global economic fears, with the FTSE 100 seeing its worst week this year.
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Thousands of cars damaged in blast

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 18:05
Almost six thousand Jaguar Land Rover cars, worth hundreds of millions of pounds, may have been destroyed in the Chinese port city, says the carmaker.
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VIDEO: The rebirth of a wildlife park

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 15:31
After being almost destroyed in Mozambique's civil war, the country's Gorongosa National Park is once again becoming a draw for tourists thanks to a dedicated investment programme.
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