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Target to close all 133 Canada stores

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 19:44
The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
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Pensioner bonds' website struggles

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 19:30
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale but high demand has led to some website problems.
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BP announces North Sea job cuts

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 19:07
The oil giant BP announces it is to cut 200 jobs and 100 contractor roles in the North Sea following a review of its operations.
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Google calls end to Glass experiment

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 18:00
Google ends sales of its Glass eyewear saying it wants to concentrate on developing future versions of the wearable device.
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Swiss franc soars as euro cap ends

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 17:56
The Swiss franc soars and sends markets into turmoil as Switzerland abandons the cap on the currency's value against the euro.
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Swiss currency move stuns markets

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 17:30
A surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to scrap its 1.20 per euro cap on the Swiss franc leads to big moves in currencies and shares.
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US bank giants miss profit forecasts

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 16:11
Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
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Poor left behind, archbishops warn

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 14:58
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.
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Relief extended for poor with debts

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 14:28
Hundreds more people considered to be "too poor to go bankrupt" will be able to use a system of personal insolvency.
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Firm in court bid over Spurs stadium

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:57
A business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's £400m stadium redevelopment plans launches a High Court battle to stay put.
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Firms failing on minimum wage named

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:31
Retail giant H&M and service station operator Welcome Break are among 37 firms "named and shamed" for failing to pay the minimum wage.
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RBS admits mis-selling business loans

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 13:16
Royal Bank of Scotland admits it has mis-sold loans to small business customers under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
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BT faces tough new broadband tests

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:52
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.
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Global conflicts top Davos agenda

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:46
The risks posed by global conflicts will be at the top of the agenda when politicians and industry leaders meet in Switzerland next week.
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Ashley offers £10m loan to Rangers

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:02
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide a loan of £10m to Rangers but wants security of Ibrox and Murray Park.
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Xiaomi takes aim at iPhone 6 Plus

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:32
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
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VIDEO: Australia renewable investment drops

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:08
Australia has recorded its lowest investment in renewable energy since 2009.
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VIDEO: Low oil price boon for Asia industry

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:56
When it comes to the daily grind of actually doing business, what is the outlook for the region's companies?
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Tullow Oil hit by oil price collapse

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:53
Tullow Oil takes a $2.2bn hit from oil price collapse and cuts its exploration spending by a third.
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What workers hate about TV depictions of their profession

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 09:04
What jobs do dramas get most wrong about?
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