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Oil firms drag FTSE 100 lower

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:35
The FTSE 100 sees more falls, dropping nearly 1%, with shares in oil firms being hit by the recent decline in the price of crude.
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Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:23
The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
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Housing 'plateau' as rates fall

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:08
The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
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VIDEO: Equal parental pay for civil service

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:23
All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
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VIDEO: Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:40
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers - by one of their rivals.
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VIDEO: 'Cold call' pension scam warning

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:22
Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.
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Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:30
Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul
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VIDEO: Who could benefit from cheaper fuel?

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:22
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
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VIDEO: Big league for gamers in Seoul

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:21
Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
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Greene King raises offer for Spirit

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:18
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.
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VIDEO: New president has long to-do list

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 07:05
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
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Asia's share markets up on US data

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 04:29
Asian shares bounce back after positive data and earnings from the US, and gains on Wall Street
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Major fire at Didcot B power station

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 00:29
Dozens of firefighters battled a major fire at Didcot B Power Station, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue has said.
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Sugar cane offers sweet prospects

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:36
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
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The king of discount voucher codes

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:26
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
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Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:21
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
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UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:04
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
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Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:00
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
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Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 14:57
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
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Germany 'must increase investment'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 14:36
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
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