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H&M sees quarterly profits jump

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 09:02
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) says "strong" store and online expansion led to improved sales and profits in the first quarter.
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VIDEO: How to beat the housing crisis

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 08:07
BBC's Newsbeat meets two first-time buyers who have teamed up in a bid to beat the housing crisis.
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Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 01:21
Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
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More firms fail to pay minimum wage

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 00:08
Ministers name 48 firms they say have repeatedly failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage.
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Money makes the world go round

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 23:59
The tech firms offering cheaper cross-border money transfers
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VIDEO: Changing Japan through education

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 23:33
Japan's economic slowdown is making its latest generation of pessimistic jobseekers even more cautious about working abroad, reports Mariko Oi.
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Tackling Japan's 'depressed' youth

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 21:56
Can education reform lift the country's depressed economy?
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Greek-German summit amid debt fears

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 21:42
Greek and German leaders strike conciliatory tones, but remain vague on how to prevent Athens from running out of money.
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FTSE 100 surges to a fresh high

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 17:37
The FTSE 100 has set an all-time high for the second consecutive trading day in a row, boosted by a strong rise in mining shares.
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UK 'risks economic blow' outside EU

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:57
Leaving the EU could cost the UK economy 2.2% of total output (GDP) by 2030, a study by the think-tank Open Europe says.
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Sexism on trial in Silicon Valley

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:42
A judge has ruled that a woman may seek punitive damages from a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley on the grounds of sexual discrimination.
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Longannet power station to close

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:22
Scottish Power announces plans to close its huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife early next year.
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RBS to cut stake in US bank Citizens

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 15:49
The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling more of its stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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Afren notifies Serious Fraud Office

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 13:03
Oil producer Afren has notified the Serious Fraud Office after a review of its compliance procedures found concerns over expenses payments.
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VIDEO: Morrisons boss on rebuilding trust

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:13
The chairman of Morrisons says the major supermarkets have lost their way on pricing - and that customers have voted with their feet.
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VIDEO: Reviving India's interest in hockey

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 11:52
The sport of hockey is on the decline in India, but can anything be done to reverse this trend?
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Whitehall's mixed rules on 118 calls

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 11:40
Some government departments are spending thousands of pounds on calling Directory Enquiries, despite the service being free online.
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Pirelli to be bought by Chinese firm

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:58
Chinese state-owned China National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli in deal that values the firm at €7.1bn (£5.1bn).
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UK homes to have 'debts of £10,000'

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:57
The average UK household will have unsecured debts of £10,000 by the end of next year, according to accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
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City Link 'exposes insolvency flaws'

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:31
The collapse of delivery firm City Link exposes the insolvency system as being too heavily skewed towards investors, two groups of MPs have said.
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