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Amazon strikes hit German depots

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:37
A three-day strike begins at Amazon distribution depots in Germany in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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VIDEO: Banks agree on fee-free accounts

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:56
A template for fee-free bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal was struck with UK major banks.
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Uber taxi service faces Paris protest

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:17
Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
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Libyan troops clash over oil ports

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:38
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
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Strikes bring Belgium to standstill

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:31
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.
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Independent inquiry into flight chaos

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:29
An independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate the air traffic control computer failure which disrupted flights at UK airports last week.
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Rangers confirm McCoist resignation

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:19
Rangers confirm manager Ally McCoist has resigned and his salary will revert to £750,000 per year after he took a wage cut.
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Firm apologises for Amazon 1p glitch

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:03
A Londonderry-based company apologises for a software glitch that led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon.
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VIDEO: Japan's manufacturers mood 'worse'

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:29
The latest Tankan survey - a gauge of sentiment - shows the business mood among Japan's manufacturing firms has worsened slightly in the three months to December.
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Australia's budget deficit to widen

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:08
Australia's government said it expects the nation's deficit to grow to $40.4bn Australian dollars ($33.2bn) in the 12 months to June.
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Abe win does little to boost Nikkei

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 04:41
The focus of Asian markets was on Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition win did little to boost Japanese shares, weighed down by a business survey.
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Lower Australian consumer confidence

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 01:21
A quarterly survey has found that more than one third of Australians rate the country's economy as "poor", up from 25% in September
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Building the biggest baby food firm

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 00:02
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
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South Korea's craft beer battle

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 00:01
Can craft brewers succeed in Seoul?
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Zero-hours workers 'earn less'

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 00:01
Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report.
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Opec stresses no oil production cut

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 14:59
The head of Opec reiterates that the oil producers' cartel will not try to shore up plunging oil prices by reducing production.
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Air service 'skimped on investment'

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 14:29
The UK's national air traffic service is accused by Vince Cable of "skimping on large scale investment" after an IT glitch led to widespread disruption across UK airports.
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US Congress approves $1.1tn budget

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 04:36
The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.
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Tax helplines 'not good enough'

Sun, 14/12/2014 - 00:00
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.
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Airports recover after system failure

Sat, 13/12/2014 - 19:03
Airports are returning to normal, although about 40 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, the day after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.
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