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India's Snapdeal raises $500m

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 04:48
India's e-commerce website Snapdeal said it has raised $500m (£310m) from foreign investors for expanding its online marketplace.
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Rates to rise soon, says MPC's Miles

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 00:46
Interest rates will rise "pretty soon", Bank of England policymaker Prof David Miles tells the BBC - as he prepares to leave his role on the Monetary Policy Committee
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Chinese web giant takes stake in Kik

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 00:39
Chinese internet giant Tencent takes a $50m stake in Canadian messaging company Kik Interactive.
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VIDEO: 'Supercar season' hits central London

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 23:08
It's known as the 'supercar season', when some of the world's richest descend on central London with their extraordinary cars in tow - but not everyone is happy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme went to see what is happening.
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How one migrant made it in the US

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 21:30
How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
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VIDEO: 'Everything started from scratch'

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 21:20
Entrepreneur Hidehito Uki explains how he came to Hawaii aged 20 and has gone on to grow his small noodle-making business into a US wide operation.
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VIDEO: New fracking sites are earmarked

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 17:49
Twenty-seven new areas in northern England and the Midlands are earmarked for possible oil and gas exploration.
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Pound jumps on UK inflation data

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 16:10
The pound jumps after the UK inflation rate rose to 0.1% in July, above forecasts, raising expectations that the Bank of England will raise rates.
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Power station to close in March

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:58
Scotland's last coal-fired power station, Longannet in Fife, is to close on 31 March next year, it is announced.
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Fracking sites offered to firms

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:52
The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 27 more locations in England where licences to frack for shale oil and gas will be offered.
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Mone resigns from board of Ultimo

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:52
Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone resigns from the board of Ultimo, the lingerie and swimwear firm she founded nearly 20 years ago.
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UK house price inflation ticks up

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:55
Annual UK house price inflation picked up slightly to 5.7% in the year to June, according to official figures.
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Walmart profit misses expectations

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:32
US supermarket giant Walmart reports a fall in quarterly profits, missing expectations, while sales at its UK business Asda decline as it faces tougher competition.
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Bitcoin could split, say developers

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 12:24
A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say.
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Twitter goes nuts over PM's crisps

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 12:17
A teenage girl films David Cameron munching on crisps on a budget airline, sparking social media incredulity.
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Bank card holders 'can claim refund'

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 11:27
Two million people who were sold unnecessary insurance for debit and credit cards will be able to start claiming compensation later this month.
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Nationwide warns of £300m tax hit

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 11:20
Nationwide estimates that tax changes announced in July's Budget could cost it an extra £300m over five years and may hit lending.
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Rail fares to rise by 1% in January

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 11:02
Regulated rail fares such as season tickets are to rise by 1% in January, the Department of Transport says.
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UK inflation rate rises to 0.1%

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 09:50
The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Pizzas get the cocktail makeover

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 09:43
How data crunching can pep up your local restaurant
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