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Wonga still using controversial ads

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 00:01
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.
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VIDEO: What does Japanese recession mean?

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 23:54
The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston looks at what impact instability in the global economy could have in the UK.
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VIDEO: Restaurant helps ex-convicts back to work

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 23:30
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.
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Snapchat adds money-sending feature

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 21:37
Disappearing message app Snapchat unveils Snapcash, a new feature that will allow users to send money to friends, in a partnership with payment-processing firm Square.
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Ex-convict turned chef cooks up social change

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 21:19
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.
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Draghi's euro vow bolsters markets

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:59
London's main share index closed higher following comments from the boss of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi.
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PM: UK must stick to economic course

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:08
David Cameron tells MPs he will stick to his economic strategy amid growing global threats to the recovery - but Labour accuses him of "getting his excuses in early".
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Actavis in $66bn deal for Allergan

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:52
Actavis is buying Botox-maker Allergan for $66bn (£42bn) to create one of the top ten biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
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High housing costs 'to bring poverty'

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:47
Soaring private rents will push future generations into poverty and add billions to the housing benefit bill, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Carney takes aim at bankers' pay

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:07
The governor of the Bank of England says bankers' overall pay packages - not just bonuses - should be at risk in the event of wrongdoing.
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VIDEO: What does China Australia deal mean?

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:45
A closer look at the major free trade agreement signed between China and Australia
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HSBC accused of tax fraud by Belgium

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:37
Authorities in Brussels have charged HSBC's private banking arm, which is based in Switzerland, with assisting wealthy Belgians - including diamond dealers - in avoiding taxes.
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Financial adviser fined over Keydata

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:12
Chase de Vere Independent Financial Advisers has been fined £560,000 for mis-selling the policies of the now-defunct Keydata investment firm.
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Better complaints handling promised

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:30
Customers of financial firms should soon have their complaints dealt with more effectively, under an agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Serco chairman to leave troubled firm

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:20
The chairman of Serco, the beleaguered outsourcing firm that has several contracts with the UK government, announces he will leave the company.
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VIDEO: 'Japanese have stopped spending'

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:03
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
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AUDIO: Private toll road closes without profit

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:42
Mike Watts, who built and maintained his own private toll road in Somerset, explains why it is closing without profit.
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Japan's economy falls into recession

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 09:06
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for a second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
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China and Australia seal trade deal

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 08:04
China and Australia seal a major free trade agreement, after the Chinese president makes a rare address to parliament in Canberra.
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Bernstein call to boycott World Cup

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 06:15
Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should consider withdrawing from 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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