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UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 04:53
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.
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Qantas back on track to profit

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 04:28
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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Asian shares up on US earnings

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 02:10
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:41
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
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Job centres to get digital makeover

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:12
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 23:04
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
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Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 21:53
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
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Amazon reports increased losses

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 20:40
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
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New North Sea oil field discovered

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:18
Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
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China's billionaires' club

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 19:00
A peek inside the richest club in China
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Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:29
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
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Tesco shares slump on profits error

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 17:11
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
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FTSE ends up despite Tesco slump

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 15:55
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index recovers early losses to close up 18.46 points, or 0.3%, at 6,418.19, despite 6.6% fall in Tesco shares.
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Housing market in UK 'is cooling'

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:27
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.
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UK retail sales fall in September

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:41
UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.
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'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:00
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
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Lorry tax take bigger than expected

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:51
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.
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VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 12:41
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
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Japan court backs pregnant woman

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:59
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
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Nokia back in profit as sales rise

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:25
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
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