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Former China mining head extradited

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:44
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
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Lego 'won't renew' Shell contract

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:40
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.
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Symantec to split in two companies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:18
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.
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VIDEO: IMF, World Bank to tackle global growth

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:14
Finance ministers, IMF and World Bank officials are gathering to explore how to get the global economy back on track.
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Has Royal Mail reason to celebrate its 'first' birthday?

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 23:44
The service celebrates a 'first' birthday
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'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 23:34
Growing mushroom cushions and making plastic from air
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Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 23:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.
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Private sector pay 'to rise fastest'

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 23:09
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report.
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Global growth fears hit US shares

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 22:46
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.
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FTSE 100 and oil price hit fresh lows

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 18:48
London shares close at their lowest level for a year and the oil price drops as fears over eurozone growth resurface.
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Scots budget helps first-time buyers

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 17:14
Homebuyers in Scotland will pay no tax on properties costing less than £135,000, Finance Secretary John Swinney announces.
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Three unions suspend strike action

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:50
Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Icahn urges Apple to boost buybacks

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:46
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn urges Apple to buy back even more of its shares, to boost the company's stock price, which Mr Icahn says is undervalued.
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AUDIO: From cleaner to executive director

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 14:03
An ex-cleaning lady has become the new executive director of Suffolk brewer Adnams after rising through the ranks.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 13:43
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Osborne: Eurozone woes will hit UK

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:44
Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
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Banking panel appoints new chair

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:40
Dame Colette Bowe, a former chair of the UK telecoms regulator, will become the first full-time chair of the Banking Standards Review Council.
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Tax statement errors affect thousands

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:45
Thousands of people will receive a second tax statement from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after their first estimate was miscalculated.
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BAE Systems set to cut 440 UK jobs

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:39
Defence giant BAE Systems is set to cut 440 management jobs across the UK, more than half of which will be in Lancashire.
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Simply Be owner in profit warning

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:23
Shares in N Brown, the owner of plus-size clothing brands Simply Be and Jacamo, sink 12% after it issues a profit warning following the recent spell of mild weather.
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