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Updated: 2 hours 26 min ago

London Market Report

2 hours 30 min ago
The FTSE falls and shares in Thomas Cook drop 6% after the travel firm says bookings in Germany have slowed because of weaker consumer confidence.
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Scottish vote: Investment impact

3 hours 24 min ago
Economists and business leaders give their views on Scotland's vote
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Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

3 hours 40 min ago
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
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UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

4 hours 16 min ago
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
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Southern Water £176m sewage penalty

4 hours 40 min ago
A water company could face a levy totalling £176m imposed by the water regulator for failings in customer services and managing sewerage systems.
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Global firms 'need new tax rules'

5 hours 3 min ago
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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Judge overturns Uber ban in Germany

5 hours 36 min ago
A German judge has overturned a temporary injunction which banned Uber from operating one of its services in the country.
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Russian rouble falls to new low

6 hours 26 min ago
The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
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German investor confidence falls

6 hours 42 min ago
Investor sentiment in Germany fall for the ninth month in a row as conflict in Ukraine and weak economic growth in the eurozone undermine confidence, a survey suggests.
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Six regions hit new house price peak

7 hours 50 min ago
Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.
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Phones 4U founder attacks networks

8 hours 43 min ago
Phones 4U founder John Caudwell blames the demise of his former company on the 'ruthless' actions of the mobile phone networks.
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Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

9 hours 49 min ago
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
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Asos shares fall 14% on poor outlook

12 hours 2 min ago
Shares in online fashion firm Asos fall 14% in early trading after it downgraded its profit forecast for the coming financial year.
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Climate change remedies 'affordable'

13 hours 28 min ago
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.
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Strong typhoon sweeps past Hong Kong

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 03:32
Typhoon Kalmaegi barrels past Hong Kong, closing schools and disrupting flights, on its way to mainland China from the Philippines.
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VIDEO: Have you heard of Alibaba?

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 02:29
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.
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What makes a global top 10 university?

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 23:39
What are the world's best universities?
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How is the referendum affecting markets?

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 23:06
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?
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Africa's first education tablet

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 23:01
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created
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VIDEO: Ivory Coast's homegrown tablet

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 23:01
How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.
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