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ITV profits up 25% despite ratings fall

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 07:45
Half-year profits at ITV rose by 25% as revenue increased across all divisions, but the broadcaster's share of viewing across its channels fell 4%.
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UK no place for 'dirty money' - PM

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 03:15
Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with "plundered" cash and a "global effort" is needed to beat corruption, David Cameron will say later.
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Apple fake factory 'caught in China'

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 23:45
A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.
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VIDEO: 'Sorry, that's not GDP!'

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 23:19
What did you do for the economy today?
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Self-driving cars are a distant prospect

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 23:03
What's putting the brakes on driverless cars?
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Baidu profits miss expectations

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 22:35
China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.
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Burger King gets 'chicken fries' lift

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:24
Burger King has credited the return of its "chicken fries" for helping to drive a better-than-expected rise in second quarter profit.
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VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 17:47
Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.
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Merlin shares lead FTSE 100 lower

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:15
The FTSE 100 closes lower, with shares in Merlin down 4.3% after it warns that profits will be hit by the rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park.
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Alton Towers firm in £47m profit alert

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 15:51
Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments says the rollercoaster accident at the theme park could affect profits by as much as £47m.
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Pension liberation fraud 'triples'

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 15:32
The amount of pension liberation fraud more than tripled in April, the month after new pension freedoms were introduced, figures suggest
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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 15:24
One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
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Eurozone outlook improves, says IMF

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 14:13
The outlook for the eurozone has improved, says the IMF, but it adds that the region is still "vulnerable to shocks".
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Gift cards for phones offer launched

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 13:08
Consumers can exchange old mobile phones for instant gift vouchers at catalogue retailer Argos.
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Jury retires in Libor rigging case

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 12:25
The jury in the trial of Tom Hayes, the trader charged with rigging global Libor interest rates, has retired to digest nine weeks of evidence.
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Creditors in Greece for bailout talks

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:50
Negotiators from Greece's creditors have begun arriving in Athens to start discussions on a third multi-billion euro bailout deal.
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GVC ups stakes in Bwin bidding war

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:03
GVC Holdings raises its bid for rival gaming firm Bwin to about £1bn, topping a rival offer from 888 Holdings.
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China shares tumble more than 8%

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:31
Shares in China record their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years after weak data raises concerns about the health of economy.
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Payday firm to pay £20m compensation

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:13
Payday lender Cash Genie faces a £20m compensation bill after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm's debt collection business.
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Build more houses, estate agents urge

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:20
Estate agents are urging politicians to push on with house building as demand from potential buyers picks up.
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