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Mining firms slash thousands of jobs

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 15:20
Mining companies Anglo American and Lonmin have announced plans to cut tens of thousands of jobs in the wake of commodity price falls.
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VIDEO: A Chinese restaurant dining guide

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 15:05
Renowned author and restaurateur Emma Chen explains whether you should ever knock a bowl with a chopstick, and whether using a fork in a Chinese restaurant is ok.
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VIDEO: US capitalism: The gilded age

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:27
Comedian Colm O'Regan takes a look at how some people got very rich in the US in the 19th Century - but most didn't.
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VIDEO: Zambia's attraction for the Chinese

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 13:30
What is it about Zambia that draws so many Chinese firms and people to it? The BBC's Kennedy Gondwe has been finding out.
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Regulator capped mis-selling payouts

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 13:29
The Treasury lobbied financial regulators to limit compensation for businesses that were mis-sold interest rates products, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: Africa and China - easy relations?

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 13:27
From Mandarin lessons in schools to fridge companies, the BBC's Lerato Mbele takes a closer look at the relationship between the countries.
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Drinks maker Diageo faces US probe

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:09
A US regulator launches an investigation into whether drinks company Diageo has been shipping excess stocks to customers to boost results.
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FT deal 'went down to the wire'

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:07
A bidding war for the Financial Times saw a last minute battle between Germany's Axel Springer and the eventual winner, Japan's Nikkei, the FT reports.
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VIDEO: Why a smile could change this advert

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:07
How our emotions and biometrics could change the way advertising works.
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Bookies Ladbrokes to merge with Coral

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:04
Bookmakers Ladbrokes has announced it plans to merge with Gala Coral in a deal expected to create the country's biggest betting shop chain.
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Fifa admits scandal puts off sponsors

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 11:42
Fifa admits the corruption scandal is putting off new World Cup sponsors and plans to hold a summit with existing sponsors in August.
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VIDEO: Mending India's broken down bikes

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 11:32
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.
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VIDEO: Making medicine in a man's world

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 11:03
The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.
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Dismay over rising energy complaints

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 10:55
Four of the big six energy firms saw complaint levels rise at the start of 2015, according to Citizens Advice.
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FT's new owner Nikkei eyes digital success

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 09:55
Nikkei's FT purchase thrusts it into global media spotlight
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Housing market 'is hotting up'

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 09:49
The UK housing market "is beginning to hot up again" as mortgage approvals rose by 8% in a year, a banking body says.
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VIDEO: How has Amazon become so profitable?

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 08:03
As Amazon announces better-than-expected sales figures, Michelle Fleury explains how the company has become so profitable.
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Japan urged to ‘reload Abenomics’

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 03:20
The International Monetary Fund warns Japan not to rely too much on the weak yen but to push for more reforms.
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US sanctions Singapore shipping firm

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 02:53
The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
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What next for Google's $3.2bn guru?

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 23:25
What next for the man in charge of Google Glass?
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