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Bayer in $62bn bid to buy Monsanto

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 10:10
German drugs and chemicals company Bayer makes a $62bn offer for Monsanto, in a takeover bid that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
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Weaponised Lego 'in toy arms race'

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:46
Lego products are growing more violent as toy makers engage in an 'arms race' to catch the attention of children in a digital age, a new study says.
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Japan cash machines hit by $12.7m theft

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:36
Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) is taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards made with stolen South African bank data.
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Fiat shares drop on report of sales ban

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:04
Fiat Chrysler shares fall sharply on the Milan stock exchange after media reports that it could face a sales ban in Germany over accusations that it cheated emissions tests.
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Deadline for Tata steel bidders

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 07:34
Who is interested and what will they bring to the table?
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VIDEO: Hoberman: 'Set bright people boring tasks'

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 05:58
Brent Hoberman, co-founder of, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given before he started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.
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Weak export figures dampen Japan shares

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 01:58
Japanese shares have been pulled down by a sharp drop in the country's exports, which fell for the seventh consecutive month.
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It's not over yet for the cheque

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 23:03
More than 500m cheques were written in 2015, confounding expectations that the payment method is disappearing, according to Payments UK.
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Giant insurer to end tobacco investment

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 23:02
Axa, one of the world's biggest insurers, plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry to help highlight the human and economic cost of smoking.
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Greece passes new cuts to unblock funds

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 21:21
The Greek parliament passes widely unpopular new budget cuts and tax rises two days before a eurozone meeting expected to unblock much-needed bailout funds.
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The divorced couple who built a shoe firm

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 21:01
The divorced couple who built a global shoe company
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Tata bidders willing to work together

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 16:05
Two bidders for Tata's UK steel plants - Liberty House and a management buyout team - are willing to work together, the BBC understands.
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Brexit 'could damage NHS', warns chief

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 12:24
The health service could suffer if Brexit puts the economy at risk as "when the British economy sneezes, the NHS catches a cold", chief executive of NHS England warns.
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Co-op to bring back members' dividend

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 12:14
The Co-operative will restore its annual payout to members as part of moves that also involve bringing back the group's 1960s blue clover logo.
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VIDEO: Tour inside a folding bike factory

Sun, 22/05/2016 - 05:11
BBC News is given an exclusive look inside the workings of Brompton Bikes' new factory in west London.
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The rise and fall of Britain's steel industry

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 23:19
The rise and fall of Britain's steel industry
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Osborne 'Pinocchio' on Brexit forecast

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 17:55
Ex-cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith compares George Osborne to "Pinocchio" over his claim that a vote to leave the EU would cause an economic shock to UK house prices.
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Corbyn outlines 'new economics' vision

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 17:40
Labour will seek to distribute the rewards of growth more fairly, leader Jeremy Corbyn says, as he sets out his party's plans for the economy.
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Can Egypt's tourism recover from latest blow?

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 16:30
Can Egypt's tourism recover from latest blow?
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Osborne says Brexit to hit house prices

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 13:42
A UK vote to leave the European Union would cause an "immediate economic shock" that could slow house price growth, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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