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Hand baggage: The best airlines

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 21:23
The best and worst airlines for hand baggage
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HSBC settles with US regulators

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 21:10
The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
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US strengthens sanctions on Russia

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 19:04
The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
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UK to refund Chinese tourist visas

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 17:27
Chancellor George Osborne announces plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK.
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Shop bosses in new 'Yes' vote warning

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:49
The BBC learns that leading retailers are planning a joint warning of higher business costs should Scotland become independent as the war of words heats up.
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VIDEO: India and Mauritius row over taxes

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:41
Its low tax regime has made Mauritius an attractive gateway for companies investing in India, but this arrangement has also caused tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Final preparations for fashion week

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:33
The world's fashion industry has descended on the UK capital for London Fashion Week, an event which generates around £98m in orders each season.
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US retail sales driven by car buying

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:34
US retail sales rose by 0.6% in August, compared with the previous month, driven by car purchases, the US Commerce Department says.
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US firm assessing offer for Tottenham

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:26
US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
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VIDEO: Why Mauritius is good for investors

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:18
Nkem Ifejika finds out why Mauritius has become such a magnet for foreign businesses.
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VIDEO: Giving every Indian a bank account

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:45
In a landmark initiative to help the poor, the Indian government has launched a plan to provide every household with a bank account.
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Malaysia MH17 tragedy 'avoidable'

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:24
The boss of Emirates tells the BBC the airline would have avoided flying over Ukraine if it had been told high-altitude missiles were in the area.
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Design contest opens for new £1 coin

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:17
The public is being invited to take part in a design competition to create an image which will be emblazoned onto a new £1 coin, the Treasury says.
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New EU sanctions on Russia begin

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 11:06
New EU sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine go into force, with Moscow warning of retaliation.
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Barclays Bank names McFarlane chair

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:43
The non-executive chairman of insurance giant Aviva will become the chairman of Barclays Bank from April next year.
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Which UK city is best for lifestyle?

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:58
Where's the best place in the country to live? It's the Welsh city of Cardiff which scores highest according to a range of economic and social indicators.
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VIDEO: China's healthcare opportunities

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 06:02
China has increased its spending on healthcare by more than 600% since the year 2000 - and that means opportunities for global healthcare providers.
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VIDEO: India goes low-cost mobile

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 05:51
Mobile phone consumers in India are being bombarded with low-priced smart devices.
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Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 01:07
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
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Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 00:16
Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
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