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China boosts market ties with Hong Kong with new measures allowing cross-border stock investment between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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He started out working at his family's corner shop in Birmingham, but Lord Digby Jones went on to become a minister for trade and investment and one of the UK's most respected business leaders.
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A unit of British Gas is to pay £5.6m in fines and compensation after Ofgem found the company incorrectly blocked businesses from switching.
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Marks and Spencer reveals another quarter of falling sales in its general merchandise division, but says sales of clothing have risen.
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China's exports and imports fell sharply in March, figures show, adding to recent signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
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The world's biggest pork producer, China's WH Group, is hoping to raise more than $5bn from an initial public offering in Hong Kong later this month.
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Researchers say that plans to restrict wind farms to the seas around Britain will require significantly larger subsidies.
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Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
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Bank of America agrees to pay $783m in fines and refunds to settle accusations it misled customers about its credit card services.
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A new burrowing robot for anchoring miniature submarines has been developed, inspired by the Atlantic razor clam.
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Secrets of the solar-powered plane set to fly around the world
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What's lurking inside the Bank of England's vaults?
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Most students will still be paying back university loans in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, Sutton Trust research finds.
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Is a shark cull the right way to deal with attacks on humans?
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House prices will continue to rise across the country until more homes are put on the market, an industry body says.
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Why Germany is not as efficient as you might think
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Restoration-era book of trees stands the test of time
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Former City minister Lord Myners quits the board of the Co-operative Group following criticism of his plans to reform the troubled mutual.
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RBS agrees with the Treasury to cancel a government-owned share that effectively stops it from paying dividends - a move towards privatisation.
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How Taiwan re-grew its bamboo industry
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G4S will be able to bid for government contracts again after it was barred in the wake of a dispute about overcharging.
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Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 35,124 in the UK, over five separate issues.
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The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland issue a map illustrating the effects of the outage that hit Russia's GLONASS sat-nav system.
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UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.
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We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.
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