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Oil and gas firms expect jobs growth

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:45
Companies in the UK oil and gas sector expect to create up to 39,000 new jobs over the next two years.
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VIDEO: Mozilla boss quits following gay row

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:30
The chief executive of Mozilla, who had been heavily criticised for supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, has stepped down.
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Ryanair creates 200 jobs in Dublin

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:23
Budget airline Ryanair announces the creation of 200 new jobs as part of a plan to improve its online booking service.
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VIDEO: Crackdown on aggressive bailiffs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:50
Sweeping changes to the way bailiffs can enforce the repayment of debts come into force on Sunday.
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How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 23:02
How Nigeria will suddenly become Africa's biggest economy
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Does success lie up in the clouds?

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 23:00
The technologies giving small firms freedom to grow
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The misty world of marijuana stocks

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 23:00
The investors flocking to cash in on cannabis stocks
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Footballers held in spot-fix probe

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 18:38
Seven players from Football League clubs in north-west England have been arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing, the National Crime Agency says.
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FCA warns over credit card debt

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:51
The UK's top financial regulator accuses the credit card industry of providing the means to get some consumers into debt.
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ECB keeps interest rates on hold

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:40
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
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US sanctions may hit Miley Cyrus

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 11:25
Finnish music fans may find they miss out on planned concerts by a host of stars, including Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake this summer.
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Osborne: 'Vigilance' needed on debt

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:43
Authorities must closely watch household debt, said Chancellor George Osborne at a Treasury Select Committee hearing.
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RBS to close 44 branches across UK

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:41
Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announces the closure of 44 branches, 14 of which are classed as the "last banks in town".
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IMF fears 'years of sub-par growth'

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 06:49
International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde calls for "brave action" to stop the global economy heading for "years of sub-par growth".
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Prada shares fall on luxury warning

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 04:01
Shares in luxury retailer Prada plunge more than 8% after the firm warns that sluggish sales in Europe and a maturing China luxury market could hurt profits.
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Yahoo adds more data security

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 02:55
Internet giant Yahoo says in a blog post that all of the traffic to its data centres is now encrypted and that it plans to add additional security services.
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Boeing to cut 300 Australia jobs

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 02:32
Aerospace giant Boeing says it will cut 300 jobs in Australia, primarily fixed-term contractors, as its aircraft programmes mature.
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China in economic growth boost

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 01:27
China's government announces stimulus measures, including spending on railway construction, after a string of disappointing economic data leads to fears of a slowdown.
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Move over, GDP

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 01:02
Is it time to rethink how we measure a country's value?
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Vodafone to create 1,400 jobs in UK

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:03
Mobile phone firm Vodafone says it will create 1,400 jobs by opening 150 new shops in 2014.
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