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MPs tell HMRC to speed up tax probes

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:31
The Public Accounts Committee criticises HM Revenue & Customs for its "unacceptably slow" action against tax avoiders.
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Grocers 'report rare fall in sales'

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:28
The value of UK grocery sales has fallen for the first time in two decades, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
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House prices 'up 12.1% in a year'

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:05
House price growth accelerated to 12.1% in the year to the end of September, official figures show, despite other surveys suggesting a slowdown.
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Easyjet reports strong profit growth

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 08:19
No frills airline Easyjet reports a 21% rise in annual pre-tax profits, helped by strong growth in the number of available seats.
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Miami's Stanton in record $325m deal

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:36
Giancarlo Stanton agrees the most expensive deal in US sport by signing a £208m 13-year contract with Miami Marlins.
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Indonesia raises fuel prices by 30%

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 07:20
The Indonesian government increases fuel prices by more than 30% in an attempt to save the economy more than $8bn (£5bn) in 2015.
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Australia, India in trade pact push

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 03:21
Australia and India pledge to push for a major free trade deal, as India's PM Narendra Modi makes a historic speech to parliament in Canberra.
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Asia shares up on ECB stimulus hopes

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 02:17
Asian markets headed higher on hopes of more stimulus in Europe after closing down on Monday on news of a recession in Japan.
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Fashion made in Africa

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:01
Three women who founded Definition Africa, a fashion label based in Uganda, share their tips on how best to work in a business partnership.
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Ultra HD gives firms clearer picture

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:01
Business is embracing ultra high definition video
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Wonga still using controversial ads

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:01
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.
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VIDEO: What does Japanese recession mean?

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 23:54
The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston looks at what impact instability in the global economy could have in the UK.
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VIDEO: Restaurant helps ex-convicts back to work

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 23:30
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.
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Snapchat adds money-sending feature

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 21:37
Disappearing message app Snapchat unveils Snapcash, a new feature that will allow users to send money to friends, in a partnership with payment-processing firm Square.
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Ex-convict turned chef cooks up social change

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 21:19
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.
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Draghi's euro vow bolsters markets

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:59
London's main share index closed higher following comments from the boss of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi.
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PM: UK must stick to economic course

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:08
David Cameron tells MPs he will stick to his economic strategy amid growing global threats to the recovery - but Labour accuses him of "getting his excuses in early".
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Actavis in $66bn deal for Allergan

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:52
Actavis is buying Botox-maker Allergan for $66bn (£42bn) to create one of the top ten biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
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High housing costs 'to bring poverty'

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:47
Soaring private rents will push future generations into poverty and add billions to the housing benefit bill, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Carney takes aim at bankers' pay

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:07
The governor of the Bank of England says bankers' overall pay packages - not just bonuses - should be at risk in the event of wrongdoing.
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