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KFC owner's profits get China boost

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 00:57
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
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Future of the net debated in Brazil

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 23:36
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
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Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 23:19
Enter the world of the super tutor
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The trouble with technology stocks

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 23:12
Are investors calling time on tech stocks?
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Money on wheels: Banking goes mobile

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 23:03
The old technology bringing your bank branch to you
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Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 22:51
Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.
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What's at stake with the TPP?

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 19:07
Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal
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Brown: UK 'protects' Scots' pensions

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 19:02
Gordon Brown says Scottish pensioners are "better protected" in UK, comments the SNP describes as "ludicrous".
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RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 18:47
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.
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More bodies quit CBI over referendum

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 17:54
Six more organisations announce they are leaving the CBI business lobby group over its stance in the Scottish independence debate.
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Plan to change fracking trespass law

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 15:46
Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking.
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Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:38
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.
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The price of failure at Manchester United

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 14:28
How David Moyes dented Man Utd's balance sheet
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McDonald's profit hurt by US sales

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:40
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.
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Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:51
Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal
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Small print 'longer than a novel'

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:36
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
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Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:45
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
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Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 08:52
China's Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.
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Co-op Bank report blames governance

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 08:14
A major report into the near collapse of the Co-operative Bank will say poor oversight of the organisation sowed the seeds of its troubles.
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The man who helps Somali firms grow

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 07:50
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.
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