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Persimmon profits up amid 'robust' demand

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 08:25
Housebuilder Persimmon reports a 29% jump in first-half profits and says customer interest since the Brexit vote has been "robust".
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Buses battle it out on test track

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 05:14
BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.
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Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 01:09
Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.
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'Astronomical' prices

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 23:54
For many Australians the dream of owning their own property is slipping away. But could a shared ownership scheme help address the affordability crisis in Sydney, the country's most expensive city?
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Who's bugging you?

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 23:24
After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.
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Second-hand car sales hit record level in first half

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 23:13
The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached its highest level yet with more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year.
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Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 23:09
Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.
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Neil Woodford scraps bonus pay at his investment firm

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 23:06
One of the UK's most respected investors, Neil Woodford, scraps bonuses because they are "largely ineffective" in boosting performance.
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Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 17:59
Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.
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Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:50
Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.
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FTSE-100 index closes 30 points lower at 6,829

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:47
Share prices in London close 30 points lower, dragged down by a fall in mining stocks.
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Basketball star Kobe Bryant sets up investment fund

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 15:35
US basketball star Kobe Bryant has formed a partnership with venture capitalist Jeff Stibel to launch a $100m (£76m) investment fund.
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Tourism 'will hold up' after Brexit

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:32
Tourism in the UK will "hold up well" in 2016 after the Brexit vote but fewer jobs than expected will be created in the longer term, executives have said.
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Pregnant women and mums 'losing out' in workplace

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:21
More help is needed to stop pregnant women and new mothers from "losing out" in the workplace, Citizens Advice says.
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VW faces production delays amid dispute

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:19
Carmaker Volkswagen introduces short-time working at six of its plants in Germany amid a dispute with two external suppliers.
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Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14bn

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:17
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer confirms it will buy a cancer drug firm Medivation for about $14bn (£10.7bn).
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Barbra Streisand teaches Siri a lesson

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 11:13
After discovering Apple's Siri pronounced her surname incorrectly, singer Barbra Streisand sets the record straight.
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Contactless cards' popularity grows

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:49
The use of contactless payments in the first half of the year outstripped use in the whole of 2015 as consumers switched from cash to cards.
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Changing of the guard

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:47
India appoints a government insider as the new head of its central bank. Can Urjit Patel emerge from his predecessor "rock star" Raghuram Rajan's shadow?
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Urjit Patel: What issues face the new RBI governor?

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 08:42
What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?
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