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EU 'can reduce Russian gas reliance'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:08
Europe can reduce reliance on Russian gas imports through binding targets for energy efficiency, says centre-left think tank IPPR.
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Google faces new stand-off in Europe

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:52
The European Commission is demanding fresh concessions from Google on alleged search market dominance and a probe into Android could be next on its list.
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AUDIO: Avoiding business and office jargon

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:17
The journalist and author John Lanchester has written a book that aims to decode the language of finance.
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AUDIO: The little known biggest web retailer

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:04
Alibaba, the world's largest internet retailer, is set to float on the US stock market, in what may be the world's biggest-ever IPO.
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UK industrial output rises in July

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:51
UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show.
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Dixons Carphone sees revenues fall

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:53
Dixons Carphone, the newly-merged Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail, says it has made a "a good start" despite falling revenues.
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Costa Coffee drives Whitbread sales

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:39
Whitbread sees sales rise in the first half of the year, helped by strong performances at Costa Coffee and hotel chain Premier Inn.
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Japanese confidence dips in August

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:07
Japanese consumer confidence worsened for the first time in four months in August, an official survey suggests.
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Petrobras investigates bribe claims

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 01:44
Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, says it is investigating an alleged bribery scheme reported to be linked to top politicians.
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EU adopts fresh sanctions on Russia

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:27
European Union member states formally adopt new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but do not specify when they will come in to force.
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TSB to open up to 30 new branches

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:19
TSB - the bank formerly owned by Lloyds - has confirmed that it is in the process of opening up to 30 new branches, although 300 other banks have shut.
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Destiny battle tests its way to sale

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:17
How Bungie battle tested its blockbuster
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Kenya's business beauty queen

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:12
Terry Mungai has built a beauty empire, including 12 salons, three training schools, the Miss World Kenya franchise and now a cosmetics shop.
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VIDEO: Building a beauty empire in Kenya

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:11
Terry Mungai has built a beauty empire, including 12 salons, three training schools, the Miss World Kenya Franchise - and now a cosmetics shop.
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VIDEO: Destiny - Activision's $500m gamble

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:10
Destiny is one of the most eagerly-anticipated video games in history and has cost Activision £310m to develop and promote.
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3D print your racing car

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 23:08
3D printing everything from racecars to human tissue
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Alibaba IPO: Chairman Ma's China

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 21:54
The brains behind China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba
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Can Indian football take on cricket?

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 20:02
Can Indian Super League football take on cricket?
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Pound falls on independence poll

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 19:14
The pound has fallen in response to a YouGov poll showing a narrow lead for Scottish independence for the first time.
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Ryanair buys 100 Boeing planes

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:54
Budget airline, Ryanair, agrees an order valued at $10.4bn for 100 new Boeing aircraft, with an option for further 100.
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