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Inflation falls more than expected

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:09
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
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Operators bid to run rail networks

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:57
The shortlist of companies bidding to run rail networks in the north of England is announced by the government.
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London drives house price increase

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:06
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Payday brokers 'drain' bank accounts

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:57
Complaints about payday loan middlemen - so-called credit broking websites - have more than doubled in a year, the Financial Ombudsman says.
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Russian ban fuels food price rises

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:41
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
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UK trader guilty of rate rigging

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:43
A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
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BHP Billiton unveils $14bn demerger

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:39
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.
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VIDEO: UK inflation rate falls to 1.6%

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:27
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases back in the month.
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AUDIO: Gender pay gap to do with 'culture'

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:02
Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.
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Bank 'double billed late customers'

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 08:03
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.
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Persimmon sees surge in profits

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 07:10
Housebuilder Persimmon reports a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June, up to £208.9m from £132.9m a year earlier.
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Espirito Santo debts sold via Jersey

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 06:03
Three Jersey-registered companies are named in the fallout over stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
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VIDEO: Mercedes in China price fix claims

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 01:34
Reports from China that the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of price-fixing have given foreign businesses another reason to question whether they are being unfairly targeted by the government.
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VIDEO: Family firms boost Indonesian wealth

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 00:12
Family businesses are an integral part of developing economies and it's no different in South East Asia's largest economy - Indonesia.
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Windows XP upgrade proves tricky

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:11
Upgrading Windows can be tricky and expensive
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Brewing a beer revolution in Africa

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:11
One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.
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VIDEO: The beer hunter of Mauritius

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:11
Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.
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Where houses 'cost' more than London

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:09
The 62 places more expensive than London
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EE top in UK mobile performance

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:00
EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.
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Norway's Statoil in Russian deal

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 17:57
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.
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