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Fed says 'slack' in US jobs market

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 14:55
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
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Students fall victim to phone scam

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:12
Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.
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Co-op Bank reports loss of £75.8m

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:33
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.
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HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:28
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
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VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:21
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
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VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:11
Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.
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VIDEO: London Luton bottom of airport poll

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:51
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.
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LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:03
The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
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EDF to pay out £3m after complaints

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:00
EDF Energy is ordered to pay £3m after an Ofgem probe into the way the firm handled customer complaints, the last of the "big six" to make such a payment.
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VIDEO: Lidl launches low-cost clothing line

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 07:04
BBC Breakfast asked Manchester shopper on their thoughts on supermarket clothing as Lidl prepare to launch a women's clothing line
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VIDEO: Pakistan tries to fill mango gap

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:22
Pakistan is trying to take advantage of the gap in the mango market created by the EU's ban on Indian imports.
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Gap goes to India for new customers

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:17
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year.
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VIDEO: Australia tries to charm China

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 01:13
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb is trying to prevent a trade row after one of its MPs launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government.
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Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:32
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.
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VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:02
Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.
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Metered water could cost double

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:02
Water bills are rising for heavy users
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Equestrian Games gallop into France

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:01
High hopes for the equestrian world games
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Poland's apple growers face crunch time

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 23:01
Russian ban starts to bite for Poland's apple growers
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VIDEO: Bank of America's record $16.7bn fine

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 21:13
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.
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Wall Street market report

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 20:30
The S&P surges to a fresh all-time high on Thursday boosted by signs of a strengthening US economy.
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