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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:49 GMT
Asda faces mass action on equal pay
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in their stores.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT
UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:10:05 GMT
Ford profits fall on new truck costs
Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:47:44 GMT
Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:47:21 GMT
Standalone TSB picks up customers
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:30:01 GMT
Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:15:29 GMT
Spirit Pubs rejects offer from C&C
Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
Job centres to get digital makeover
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:28:57 GMT
Qantas back on track to profit
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:43 GMT
Amazon reports increased losses
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:56:45 GMT
Pearson slides in FTSE downturn
London's leading shares dip lower in Friday morning trading, led downwards by publisher Pearson.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:37 GMT
China's property prices decline
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:39:03 GMT
Asian shares mixed on firm earnings
Asian shares were mixed on Friday after US markets closed higher on strong company results that boosted investor sentiment.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:12 GMT
Call to scrap term-time holiday ban
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:27:40 GMT
Housing market in UK 'is cooling'
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:24 GMT
New home building at seven-year high
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:03 GMT
UK retail sales fall in September
UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:18:39 GMT
New North Sea oil field discovered
Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:26:34 GMT
The king of discount voucher codes
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:19:15 GMT
The Chinese tycoon who loves animals
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:08:26 GMT
Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:58 GMT
'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:07 GMT
Caterham could miss United States GP
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:04 GMT
World Cup ticket sales near 1m
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:18:49 GMT
VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:29 GMT
VIDEO: Spicing up the supermarket shelves
India's Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) shows how many Indians' lifestyles are changing - it's now selling pre-packed spices to its customers.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:34:40 GMT
VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums
Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:29:48 GMT
VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:25:48 GMT
VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'
The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:57 GMT
VIDEO: Infosys 'will be pioneer once again'
Infosys boss Vishal Sikka says the Indian software giant is bouncing back after struggling in recent years.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT
VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT
VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:53 GMT
Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:09 GMT
China's billionaires' club
A peek inside the richest club in China

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:09:10 GMT
The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres
Renting a cubicle for a power nap

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:12:28 GMT
Tesco's next move: Expert views
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:51 GMT
How to manage a fast-growing firm
The risks facing firms that grow too fast

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:25 GMT
India's love affair with gold set to deepen
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:48:00 GMT
Supermarket supplies: The hidden world
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:37:24 GMT
Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

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