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Strong FTSE gains after Japan rate cut

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 16:59
London shares rise sharply on Friday, boosted by the the Bank of Japan, which cut interest rates to negative, and a strong start on Wall Street.
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The tech giving people power to deal with disability

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 16:16
How tech is giving disabled people more power
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Eurozone inflation increases to 0.4%

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 15:38
The inflation rate in the 19-country eurozone rises to 0.4% compared with January 2015 - its highest for almost 15 months.
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Tesco ends 24-hour trade in 76 stores

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 15:38
Tesco is stopping offering 24-hour shopping at 76 of its stores - around one in five - as online shopping hits customer numbers.
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HSBC online banking is 'attacked'

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 15:36
HSBC says it "'successfully defended" an attack on its online banking system but services are affected on a key day for many people's personal finances.
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Personal insolvencies at 10-year low

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 14:34
The number of people being declared insolvent was at is lowest level for a decade in 2015, but debt problems started to pick-up late in the year.
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US economic growth slows sharply

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 14:31
The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Land Rover Defender production ends

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 14:20
James Bond has driven one, and so has the Queen, but the manufacture of one of Britain's best-loved vehicles will come to an end today.
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VIDEO: Drumming up enthusiasm for djembe

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 14:14
Playing the African djembe drum is growing in popularity outside of its native continent.
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VIDEO: Reversing Africa's brain drain

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 14:03
The growing trend for African overseas students to utilise their acquired skills in their home countries.
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VIDEO: A dab hand at digital advertising?

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 12:06
Comedian Colm O'Regan considers the future of advertising in a digital world.
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James Murdoch takes over at Sky

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:01
Four years after his resignation at the height of the phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's son retakes top job at the European broadcaster.
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London driverless car design chosen

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:48
A driverless 'pod' that will take to the streets of London in July will resemble the electric passenger shuttle at Heathrow Airport
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Japan surprises with negative rate

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:44
In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan introduces a negative interest rate to counter the ongoing economic slump in the world's third-largest economy.
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£1bn biomass plant to bring 1,700 jobs

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:12
Work is set to start on a £1bn combined food and power plant on Anglesey, which will create more than 1,700 jobs.
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French growth fastest for four years

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 09:14
France's economy grows at its fastest pace in four years, with a jump of 1.1% in 2015.
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Fizzing or flat: A tale of two cider mills

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 06:14
Why one cider mill is closing as the other expands
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VIDEO: Barbie becomes curvy and changes race

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 02:50
Barbie has finally had a makeover and will be sold in three new body shapes in response to falling sales and longstanding criticism.
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Microsoft boosted by cloud services

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 02:16
Microsoft shares rise in after-hours trading as the software giant reports strong growth in its cloud computing and mobile applications divisions.
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How would EU exit affect football?

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 02:07
Would Brexit leave UK football out of Europe too?
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