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Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 21:25
Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities
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Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 21:09
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
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Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 18:29
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
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Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 18:11
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
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Hailo says Uber blocked investors

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 17:41
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
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Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 17:06
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
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Pearson slides in FTSE downturn

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 15:56
London's leading shares dip lower in Friday morning trading, led downwards by publisher Pearson.
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Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 15:13
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.
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'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:15
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
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Ford profits fall on new truck costs

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:10
Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.
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VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:18
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
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VIDEO: Spicing up the supermarket shelves

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:13
India's Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) shows how many Indians' lifestyles are changing - it's now selling pre-packed spices to its customers.
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Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:37
Future entrepreneurs are being cherry-picked using data analysis by a venture capital business looking to get to start-ups earlier than its competitors.
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VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:34
Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:30
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.
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VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:29
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.
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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:22
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:38
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:06
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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STV bids for more local TV channels

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 09:15
Broadcaster STV submits applications to Ofcom for local television channel licences in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.
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