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China's billionaires' club

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:00
A peek inside the richest club in China
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Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:29
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
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Tesco shares slump on profits error

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:11
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
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Caterham could miss United States GP

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 16:52
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
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FTSE ends up despite Tesco slump

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:55
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index recovers early losses to close up 18.46 points, or 0.3%, at 6,418.19, despite 6.6% fall in Tesco shares.
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Housing market in UK 'is cooling'

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:27
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.
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UK retail sales fall in September

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:41
UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.
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'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:00
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
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Lorry tax take bigger than expected

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:51
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.
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VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:41
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
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Japan court backs pregnant woman

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:59
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
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Nokia back in profit as sales rise

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:25
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
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Pension plan for regular job movers

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:08
Thousands of people who move jobs regularly will no longer be pushed into cashing in or moving their workplace pension, under government plans.
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UK car production hits six-year high

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:18
UK car manufacturing in the first nine months of the year hit a six-year high, despite a dip in production last month.
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Foxtons shares fall on house warning

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 10:16
Shares in Foxtons plunge 15% after the estate agent warns that the London's property market is cooling.
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World Cup ticket sales near 1m

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:49
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.
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Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:32
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
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Debenhams profits tumble 24.8%

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 07:12
Annual profits at Debenhams have fallen 24.8%, reflecting the impact on sales of last year's warm winter weather.
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VIDEO: Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 04:37
As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.
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Asian shares down following US lead

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 02:33
Shares in Asia on Wednesday slide into negative territory, following Wall Street's lead after fatal shooting in Canada worries investors.
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