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Ireland considers Aer Lingus bid

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 17:21
The Irish government is examining a €1.36bn offer for airline Aer Lingus from British Airways owner IAG.
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Rail passenger satisfaction falls

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 13:59
A survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.
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World tourism numbers top 1.1bn

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 13:16
Global international tourist numbers exceeded 1.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 4.7% on the previous year, according to the UN.
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VIDEO: GDP figures 'very positive'

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 13:14
Phil Atherton, sales and marketing director of the Portmeirion Group in Stoke, tells the BBC he thinks the GDP figures released on Tuesday morning "are very positive".
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Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:37
The upmarket supermarket chain, Waitrose, expects to create 2,000 jobs in new shops and by expanding existing sites.
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Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:22
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
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UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:16
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Easyjet first half losses to fall

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:44
Easyjet expects first half losses to shrink, helped by growing capacity and a record number of business passengers.
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Borrowing and saving 'picking up'

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:09
Both borrowing and saving by customers of the UK's main banks picked up during 2014, according to figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA).
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Foxtons hit by fall in property sales

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 09:07
Foxtons, the high profile London estate agency, says its income from home sales fell sharply at the end of last year.
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Facebook suffers widespread fault

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 08:56
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
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Rangers accept £10m Ashley loan

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 07:14
Rangers agree a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to relieve the club's "perilous" financial state.
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Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 04:31
Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.
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Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 03:01
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
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Nikkei leads Asian gains on US lead

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 02:15
Japanese shares led Asian markets into positive territory on Tuesday, taking the cue from Wall Street where US shares made gains.
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VIDEO: New directions for Australian firms

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 01:32
Some Australian firms have embraced new businesses, but just how far should they diversify? BBC's Phil Mercer finds out.
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Africa's new breed of 'solar-preneurs'

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 00:07
Africa's "solar-preneurs" bring light to the unconnected
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When to hang up the tennis racquet?

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 00:07
Finding a new job after hanging up the tennis racquet
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VIDEO: From tennis baseline to boardroom

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 00:06
Retirement can be uncertain for former professional tennis players - but some are finding new ways to employ their skills.
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How much money do you need to be "super-rich"?

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 00:05
What does it take to join the wealthy elite?
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