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Nationwide computer glitch 'over'

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 19:27
Nationwide Building Society says the technical problems that hit its online banking services have been resolved.
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Inward investment 'at 25-year high'

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 15:58
The first minister welcomes figures suggesting investment in Wales from abroad is at its highest for nearly 25 years, but the Welsh Conservatives leader say there is a long way to go.
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Oil and gas boost Reliance profits

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 11:43
Reliance Industries, one of India's largest conglomerates, reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to a turnaround in its oil and gas business.
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US widow wins $23.6bn tobacco payout

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 10:39
A US court orders the country's second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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Foreign firms 'create 66,000 jobs'

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 09:27
More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.
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No return to tax and spend - Miliband

Sat, 19/07/2014 - 16:12
Ed Miliband promises there will be no return to the tax and spend policies of past Labour governments, in a speech to Labour's national policy forum.
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VIDEO: Piracy alerts to be sent to households

Sat, 19/07/2014 - 07:26
Warning emails are to be sent to people who are downloading music and films illegally.
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Planning a wedding on a budget

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 21:12
Tie the knot without tying up your money
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Lagarde warns of market optimism

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 21:03
IMF head Christine Lagarde warns that financial markets maybe a little too upbeat given high levels of unemployment and debt in European economies.
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Forbes sold to Chinese investors

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 19:38
After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media announces it has sold a majority stake of the firm to a Hong Kong-based group of international investors.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's boom leaving many behind

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 17:21
Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.
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EU and US trade talks make 'painstaking progress'

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 17:21
Why are US-EU trade talks so controversial?
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VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 16:51
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.
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Banks to face full competition probe

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:39
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.
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Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:05
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine, raising questions about the airline's future.
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VIDEO: Zanzibar's Islamic banks on the rise

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:56
Conventional banks in Zanzibar are tapping into a growing market for financial products and services that are compliant with Islamic law.
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Which conflict zones do planes fly over?

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:14
Who decides where it's safe to fly?
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Women urged to fight for more pay

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:42
Women must push harder for pay rises, says a Lib Dem minister as she unveils proposals to close the gender pay gap.
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Airlines change Ukraine flight paths

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:37
Airlines have been told to divert flights away from eastern Ukraine following the crash of a Malaysian airliner, amid allegations it was shot down.
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VIDEO: Islamic banking takes on incumbents

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:29
Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing products that comply with Islamic law, to access a burgeoning market.
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