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Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.
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More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.
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British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
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The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
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The Fez River winds through the medina of Fez, Morocco—a mazelike medieval city that’s a World Heritage site. Once considered the “soul” of this celebrated city, the river succumbed to sewage and pollution, and in the 1950s was covered over bit by bit until nothing remained. TED Fellow Aziza Chaouni recounts her 20 year effort to restore this river to its former glory, and to transform her city in the process.
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Carillion raises its offer for Balfour Beatty in a further bid to push through a merger of the two UK construction companies.
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Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.
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A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
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EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers
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A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
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The shortlist of companies bidding to run rail networks in the north of England is announced by the government.
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A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
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Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
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The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.
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Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
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The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases back in the month.
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Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.
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UK inflation falls to 1.6%
19 Aug 2014 8:46:25
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases back in the month.
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Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.
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BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.
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Housebuilder Persimmon reports a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June, up to £208.9m from £132.9m a year earlier.
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Three Jersey-registered companies are named in the fallout over stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
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A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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