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Setting up business with a stranger

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 23:00
Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.
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Greene King offer rejected by Spirit

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 21:04
A takeover offer by pub and brewery group Greene King for rival Spirit is rejected because Spirit says it 'undervalues' the company.
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Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 17:53
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
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Air France pilots protest in Paris

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 17:35
Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.
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London Market Report

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 16:00
The FTSE 100 falls sharply, with drugs shares hit by new US tax rules that are seen as making UK firms less desirable takeover targets.
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Anfield stadium expansion approved

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:58
Liverpool FC is given permission to increase Anfield's capacity from 45,000 to about 59,000 as part of a £100m expansion plan.
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How would a mansion tax work?

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:38
How would it work and who would be affected?
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Firms to get paid to use less power

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 14:46
National Grid says it has signed deals with companies including Tata Steel and Flexitricity to pay them for using less electricity at peak times.
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VIDEO: New Tesco CFO to start work

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 13:38
Troubled retailer Tesco has announced that its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is to start work on Tuesday, more than two months earlier than originally planned.
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The next big banking scandal?

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 13:06
Could this be the next big banking scandal?
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Public borrowing at £11.6bn in August

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 12:51
Government borrowing remained high in August, hampering the chancellor's efforts to reduce the public deficit, official figures show.
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Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:49
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.
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Barclays hit by record £38m fine

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:17
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.
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Eurozone growth 'slows in September'

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:57
Eurozone business growth cooled again in September, with activity expanding at its slowest pace since December, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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Holiday booze fuels rejected claims

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:54
Insurers have been criticised for turning down claims from holidaymakers who had been drinking alcohol before having an accident.
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Jack Ma heads China rich list

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:37
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China's richest person following his company's record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report.
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China firm in Portuguese hospital bid

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:48
China's biggest privately-held company Fosun joins a bidding war for Portuguese hospital operator Espirito Santo Saude.
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Appetite for loans 'picks up again'

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:46
The amount of new borrowing through personal loans has outstripped repayments every month this year, figures from UK banks indicate.
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Philips plans to split business

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:06
Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the company in two, separating its lighting business from its healthcare division.
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Profit warning hits Tate & Lyle

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 08:15
Tate and Lyle warns that supply chain problems and more competition in the sweetener market will hit its profit after a "challenging" half year.
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