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The Chinese government is attempting to boost the sales of more "green" vehicles with big discounts for electric and hybrid cars.
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Spending on flirting and dating services on mobiles phones showed signs of hotting up last year, official figures show.
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Profits surge at US conglomerate General Electric, adding to the wave of corporations whose profits have exceeded expectations.
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Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed reveals himself as the rival suitor for the Pinewood Shepperton film studio.
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Consumers are being asked for their views on new payment technologies that could replace cheques by the end of the decade.
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The holding company of the von Essen hotel chain in the UK and France appoints Ernst & Young as administrators.
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TalkTalk tops a list of complaints to the regulator for landline and broadband services, with Three heading the list for mobiles.
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New owners for Bristol Cars
21 Apr 2011 0:42:04
New owners are found for Bristol Cars which was put into administration last month with the loss of 22 jobs.
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Nokia reports better-than-expected profits for the first three months of 2011, but suffers a fall in its market share.
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Retail sales in the UK registered a surprise pick-up in March following a fall in sales the month before.
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Hidden habitat
21 Apr 2011 9:55:08
Scouring the UK's canals for bats, birds and badgers
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The UK government borrowed less than expected in the last financial year, official figures show.
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Shares in Dutch telecoms group KPN tumble after it issues a profits warning and says it plans to cut up to 25% of its workforce.
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New vision
21 Apr 2011 9:14:29
How media mogul Raghav Bahl's hobby became big business
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Japan makes it illegal to enter a 20km (12-mile) evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor.
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Shares in William Hill jump after strong growth in online betting helps to boost profits in the first three months of the year.
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Retail sales in the UK registered a surprise pick-up in March following a fall in sales the month before.
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Fiat moves closer to majority control of Chrysler with $1.27bn (£774m) deal to raise its stake in the US car maker to 46%.
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Employment minister Chris Grayling says the government is launching a "revolution" to cut incapacity benefit
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Rory Cellan-Jones: "It is quite startling - it shows everywhere you've been and when, since you owned the phone."
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Persimmon reveals signs of recovery in the UK new homes market during the first three months of the year.
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Steven Major, of HSBC: "Each year that goes by the [Greek] debt actually increases... so it is a vicious and negative circle."
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The Australian dollar rises to a record high against the US dollar as producer prices came in better than expected.
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Edmund King, president of the AA, discusses the transport pressures on the roads this weekend.
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Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday could be explosive as it is the first big test of new financial powers for American shareholders over big US banks.
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