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VIDEO: LIVE: Questions to HSBC and tax officials

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:49
Senior HMRC officials appear before the Treasury Select Committee to answer questions on the HSBC tax scandal
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Mortgage-free households on the rise

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:21
More properties were owned outright than with a mortgage among households in England for the first time in 2013-14, but renting is higher among the young, figures show.
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Apple hit by huge iTunes patent bill

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:13
Apple is ordered to pay $533m to a company that does not make products of its own but sues others for payments, in a dispute over iTunes.
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EU plans to merge energy markets

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:09
The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.
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Lego hails 'highly satisfactory' year

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:50
Lego reports a 15% rise in sales and profits for 2014, hailing the performance as "highly satisfactory".
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RBS suspends two more employees

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:37
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.
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Arrests in multimillion-pound fraud

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:35
Four people are arrested after a series of raids in East Anglia and Surrey by officers investigating a multimillion-pound fraud operation.
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Firms used 1.8m zero-hours contracts

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:09
Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.
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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:04
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
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AO World shares hit by profit warning

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:54
AO World, the online white goods retailer, has seen its shares fall by almost a third after warning that full-year profits and sales will be lower than expected.
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No World Cup compensation - Fifa

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:28
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
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TSB hails 2014 as a 'pivotal year'

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 08:44
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.
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Easdale resigns from Rangers board

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 08:28
Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.
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Staff 'leave pension cash unclaimed'

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 08:24
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are missing the chance to inflate their pension pots, research says, as insurers warn that pension reforms are not ready.
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Morrisons names new chief executive

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 07:34
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.
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VIDEO: Mobile internet market to flourish

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 05:41
India's mobile internet market is to triple in size by 2017 while China's is forecast to double in three years, says Boston Consulting Group.
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VIDEO: Yellen eases fears of rate rise

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 04:50
US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen signals that a rise in US interest rates is unlikely in the near future.
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New fees for foreign property buyers

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 02:56
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.
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Asian shares mixed despite US gains

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 02:48
Asia's share markets were mixed on Wednesday despite record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece for its bailout.
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HP's forecast hurt by strong dollar

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 01:58
Hewlett Packard, the world's second biggest computer maker, has forecast worse-than-expected full-year earnings.
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