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Mitie faces new minimum wage claims

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:05
The chief executive of Mitie, which owns one of the UK's largest care providers, is to meet government officials to answer claims that it has not been paying the minimum wage.
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Bank of England cuts growth forecast

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:43
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
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Tencent's profits beat expectations

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:27
Tencent Holdings, Asia's biggest technology company, posts a 7% year-on-year rise in quarterly net income, beating expectations.
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Eurozone economy grows by 0.4%

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:20
The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
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Fewer jobseekers hit by sanctions

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:17
The number of jobseekers having their benefits sanctioned - or cut - fell by nearly a third in 2014, according to government figures.
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US trade pacts suffer Senate setback

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 10:05
Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
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VIDEO: Co-op 'under-managed for a long time'

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:41
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has blamed past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
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VIDEO: Free money ignored in city experiment

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 08:28
They say nothing in life is free, so what happened when social media firm The LAD Bible left £25 "for people in need only" in the middle of Manchester city centre?
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Australia budget taxes backpackers

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 08:07
Budget changes to Australia's working holiday rules are not as bad as they seem but risk scaring away backpackers, say experts.
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Japan firms recall 6.5 million cars

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 06:50
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
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VIDEO: 'Pigeon blood' ruby sells for $30m

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 06:29
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction, with costs.
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Co-op 'let down' by mismanagement

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 05:46
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group blames past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
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Russia's Rusal swings to net profit

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 03:01
Russia's United Company Rusal, the world's biggest aluminium producer, swings to a net profit in the first quarter of this year after posting a loss a year ago.
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Japan shares down despite trade data

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 01:59
Tokyo heads lower despite data showing Japan's current account surplus hit a seven-year high in March.
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AOL - the internet survivor

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 01:51
The internet survivor
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TTIP: Why the EU-US trade deal matters

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 23:04
Why the massive trade deal between the US and EU matters
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Asia tops global school rankings

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 23:02
Why Asia comes out on top
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VIDEO: Singapore tops school rankings list

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 23:02
The biggest ever global school rankings have been published by the OECD, with the top five places taken by countries in Asia.
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Tesco to close Homeplus stores

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 21:51
Tesco will close its six remaining Homeplus stores with the loss of as many as 450 jobs.
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Man Utd - better off under Glazers?

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 17:15
A decade of trophies, record transfers, debts, commercial gains and 'eroded values' - the impact of the Glazers on Manchester United.
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