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ECB bond buying hint lifts FTSE higher

2 hours 50 min ago
Shares in London closed higher after the European Central Bank (ECB) hinted it could extend its €60bn a month bond buying program.
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US trade deficit lowest in five months

3 hours 15 min ago
The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show.
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ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook

3 hours 52 min ago
The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.
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Pizza Express bows to pressure on tips

4 hours 29 min ago
Restaurant chain Pizza Express is to stop deducting an 8% administration fee from staff tips made by card, the company announces.
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Hitachi's £82m train factory opens

4 hours 34 min ago
An £82m factory for manufacturing high-speed Intercity trains is officially opened in County Durham.
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UK housing market 'dysfunctional'

4 hours 51 min ago
The UK housing market is "dysfunctional" and building more homes will fail to solve the problem on its own, a leading figure in the industry says.
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When good news is bad news

5 hours 15 min ago
Why good news for the US economy may be bad globally
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Alcohol price plans face further delay

6 hours 36 min ago
Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

7 hours 41 min ago
Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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SA tops Africa millionaires list

8 hours 23 min ago
South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

8 hours 49 min ago
Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.
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Co-op Group warns of lower profits

9 hours 30 min ago
The Co-operative Group says increased investment means profits this year will be lower than in 2014.
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China 'poses threat to global growth'

9 hours 35 min ago
Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
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Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women'

10 hours 39 min ago
Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research by a think tank suggests.
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Asian shares up on oil and US rally

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 00:48
Asian markets open higher on Thursday, spurred on by a rally on Wall Street and stronger commodity prices.
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VIDEO: Smartphones boost slum businesses

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 23:40
Small businesses in Mumbai's most famous slum are using smartphones to sell directly to customers.
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VIDEO: Palm oil industry 'tough going'

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 23:34
The boss of one of the world's biggest palm oil traders tells the BBC that conditions are tough but he expects better times ahead.
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VIDEO: How bad are US maternity benefits?

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 23:14
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has sparked a maternity leave debate in the US. So how much time should parents take off work?
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VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an office

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 23:02
BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.
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The entrepreneurs who are never home

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 23:02
The business owners who spend all their time on the road
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