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Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

1 hour 48 min ago
An adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson says he "strongly suspects" the plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", would be rejected.
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Premier League clubs' spending spree

4 hours 50 min ago
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £750m, as the end of the transfer window approaches.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

6 hours 28 min ago
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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London Market Report

7 hours 13 min ago
Shares in Tesco fall further following news that a major shareholder in the supermarket has cut its stake.
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Consumer borrowing jumps in July

7 hours 26 min ago
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.
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VIDEO: Lewis takes over as boss of Tesco

7 hours 54 min ago
Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.
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Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

8 hours 17 min ago
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
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VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo

8 hours 45 min ago
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
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Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

8 hours 56 min ago
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
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UK manufacturing 'at 14-month low'

9 hours 23 min ago
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
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Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

9 hours 36 min ago
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

11 hours 24 min ago
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).
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China factory growth misses forecast

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 02:13
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
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VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 00:39
Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?
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How do you break up an 'old lady'?

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 23:02
How do you safely scrap an 'old lady'?
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High-powered hairdryers under threat

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 23:01
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.
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Barclays sells Spanish businesses

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 22:00
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.
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VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 19:24
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
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Smile please, but hold your breath

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 19:23
Smile please, but hold your breath
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VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 18:17
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.
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