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First-time buyers get 20% discount

14 hours 7 min ago
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
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MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'

17 hours 35 min ago
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
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India budget to boost investment

18 hours 27 min ago
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
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VIDEO: Can India economy overtake China'?

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 23:36
India is forecast to overtake China to become the world's fastest-growing large economy next year.
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The men who choose to work part-time

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 22:30
Meet the men opting to work less than a full week
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Is the samba over for Brazil's middle class?

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 22:26
Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?
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Apps in pockets, bums on seats

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 22:20
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise
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VIDEO: Apps in pockets, bums on seats

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 22:19
With the Orange Wednesdays cinema offer coming to an end, Dave Lee looks at other ways to make going to the movies more affordable.
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US growth revised down to 2.2%

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 21:43
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.
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Greek PM vows 'no third bailout'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 21:37
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.
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VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 20:26
Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.
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VW faces challenges as profits jump

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:30
Volkswagen reports a sharp jump in annual profits as revenue hits €200bn, but warns of tough market conditions this year.
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New rail bidders 'must scrap Pacers'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:52
Companies wanting to run rail franchises in the north of England must scrap Pacer trains, the Department of Transport confirms.
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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 18:38
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:15
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
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FTSE flat despite Lloyds dividend

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:13
Well-received results from Lloyds and airline group IAG fail to lift the FTSE 100 index.
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Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 17:01
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
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Airbus reports big rise in profits

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:45
Aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
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VIDEO: 'Gender balance' council for UAE

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:20
Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?
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VIDEO: 'Positive outlook for A380 jumbo'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 15:05
Airbus chief executive Tom Enders tells the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst there is a ''positive outlook'' for the A380 superjumbo, claiming ''airlines love it, customers love it''.
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