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Buffett sells 245m Tesco shares

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 09:16
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who described his Tesco investment as a "huge mistake", offloads 245 million shares in the grocer.
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WH Smith in full-year profits rise

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 07:15
WH Smith, the high street stationery, bookstore and travel chain, reports a rise in full-year profits after a "strong performance".
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BSkyB profits double on broad demand

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 07:01
Satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB has said quarterly profits more than doubled on broad demand for its pay TV and broadband services across Europe.
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Warning over legal logbook loans

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 06:42
Citizens Advice is warning people against taking out high-cost credit such as logbook loans which have APRs of around 400%.
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AbbVie board turns against Shire deal

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 05:59
US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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VIDEO: Will robots replace humans?

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 01:54
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.
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Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 00:56
US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
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Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:22
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.
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VIDEO: Huawei boss gives first TV interview

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:22
Huawei's chief executive Guo Ping gives his first ever TV interview to the BBC's Linda Yueh, and explains why the firm doesn't need the US market.
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Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:08
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.
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The emergence of the counter-free bank branch

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:01
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass
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The zoo where humans are enclosed

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:01
Zoos where animals roam free
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EBay lowers 2014 sales estimates

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 21:24
EBay said sales for 2014 won't meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought.
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Global shares slide on growth fears

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 20:38
Global shares fall sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.
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Disabled pay row minister apologises

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 19:37
Welfare minister Lord Freud apologises for "foolish and offensive" remarks about how much workers with disabilities should be paid amid calls for him to resign.
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The Chinese tycoon who loves animals

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 19:19
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.
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VIDEO: Chinese billionaire Huang Nubo unveiled

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 19:18
Huang Nubo is one of China's wealthiest men, but what has driven his success?
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US growth pace 'modest to moderate'

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 18:49
The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.
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VIDEO: Employment at Tata plants 'toppy'

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 17:00
The founder of the firm seeking to buy some of Tata Steel's UK operations, which employ around 6,000 workers, says that the employment levels at the plants look "toppy".
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FTSE falls as Shire shares slump

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:16
The FTSE 100 falls, with shares in Shire plunging 25% after US firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its takeover offer for the UK pharmaceuticals company.
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