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Government lowers oil tax forecasts

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 20:56
The Scottish government lowers its estimates for how much revenue will be generated from North Sea oil and gas.
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Marikana deaths: SA police blamed

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 20:42
A South African commission recommends a criminal investigation into police accused over the 2012 deaths of 34 striking workers at the Marikana mine.
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Greece crisis deepens amid deadlock

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:50
Greece and its international creditors remain in deadlock over its debt crisis despite a series of top-level meetings.
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Job losses as Goodyear shuts factory

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:38
Tyre company Goodyear announces plans to close its factory in Wolverhampton - its only UK manufacturing base.
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FTSE dips as Greece worries persist

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:09
The FTSE 100 loses ground, with investors wary as Greek debt talks show few signs of progress.
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UK has 2.3m children in poverty

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:43
The number of children classed as living in relative poverty in the UK is 2.3 million, government figures suggest.
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UK reins back £38.5bn rail upgrade

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:44
The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.
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Call to cut pre-pay meter charges

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 11:51
Some energy suppliers charge customers up to £180 to install and remove pre-payment meters from homes, regulator Ofgem finds.
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Counter sale of Premium Bonds to end

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 11:23
Premium Bonds will no longer be sold over the counter in Post Office branches from the end of July.
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'Green' bank sale process to begin

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 11:00
The UK's Green Investment Bank, which backs environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, is to be part-privatised.
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Japan carmakers expand airbag recall

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:27
Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi expand a recall of cars initially issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace airbags made by Takata.
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Debt plan firms 'failing vulnerable'

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:13
Advice provided by some fee-charging debt management firms is "unacceptably" poor, the City regulator has concluded.
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Gatwick passenger numbers up 7.8%

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 08:14
Gatwick Airport says the busiest year in the airport's history proves its case for a second runway.
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McLaren profits up on Asia sales rise

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 06:37
Supercar maker McLaren Automotive has reported a pre-tax profit of £15m for its financial year which ended on 31 December 2014, up from £4.5m the previous year.
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McDonald's to sell all Taiwan stores

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 04:54
Struggling US fast-food giant McDonald's says it will sell all of its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator as part of a turnaround plan.
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VIDEO: Battling deforestation in Indonesia

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 01:51
One of Asia's largest pulp and paper producers announces that it has stopped clearing forests as part of its operations.
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Asia shares down on Greek debt talks

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 01:49
Asian shares head lower as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a meeting of European leaders as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avoid a default.
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Whole Foods retailer 'overcharged'

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 23:24
Consumer regulators in New York says upmarket US grocery chain Whole Foods routinely overcharged customers by overstating weights.
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'Fast-track' trade bill passes Senate

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 23:17
Legislation key to US President Barack Obama's trade agenda has been approved by the US Senate, paving the way for a huge trade deal in Asia.
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Life without European luxuries goes on

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 23:04
Why EU winemakers may not be raising a glass to Russia
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