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China's imports and exports down

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 03:59
China's September imports fall 17.7% in yuan-denominated terms, while exports fall 1.1%, official figures show.
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Asia's shares in negative territory

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 01:59
Shares in Asia were largely in negative territory in early trade on Tuesday, despite a higher close on Wall Street.
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Louis Vuitton owner sees revenue rise

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 01:55
Luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has seen a rise in revenue from increased wine and spirit sales.
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Labour U-turn over budget surplus vote

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 01:16
Labour says it will now oppose plans to force future governments to keep a budget surplus, prompting anger among some of its MPs.
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The tech making seawater drinkable

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 01:00
The tech making sea water drinkable
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Barclays to name new chief executive

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 00:23
Barclays is to appoint former JP Morgan banker Jes Staley as its new chief executive.
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Legal cannabis 'worth millions' to UK

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 00:00
Legalising cannabis could generate hundreds of millions of pounds a year in tax and cut costs for the police and prisons, a government study finds.
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More female-friendly online dating

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 23:19
Making online dating a lot more female friendly
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VIDEO: Women-first dating revolution

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 23:18
Can Whitney Wolfe repeat the success of Tinder with her dating app Bumble where women take the lead?
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Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 21:33
Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
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VIDEO: Facebook's tiny UK tax bill explained

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 21:01
Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 ($6,643) in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
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Madoff victims bring auditor to trial

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 20:37
Investor victims of Bernie Madoff's "Ponzi" scheme sue auditor Ernst & Young for alleged "failure to reveal fraud".
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VW questioned by Parliament

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 19:02
Volkswagen grilled in parliament
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VIDEO: Inside a car emissions testing lab

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 17:46
In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, the UK government has begun spot emissions checks for other car makers. All makes of vehicle could be tested.
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400,000 VW cars in UK need engine fix

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 17:40
About 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, its UK boss said.
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Government to sell rest of Royal Mail

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 17:38
The Government is selling the last 14% of its holding in Royal Mail to professional investors two years after its initial privatisation.
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'Patriotic' call to remain in the EU

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 16:52
Staying in the EU can be the "patriotic course for Britain", former M&S boss Lord Rose says as he launches the campaign for the UK to remain a member.
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Briton wins Nobel economics prize

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 16:24
British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.
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VIDEO: VW UK boss apologises over emissions

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 16:15
Volkswagen's UK managing director has apologised for letting down its customers over the diesel emissions scandal.
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Rolls-Royce drags down FTSE 100

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 16:07
London's leading shares closed down, indicating that an eight-day run of gains might be coming to an end, with Rolls-Royce falling 4.2%.
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