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Foxconn International, which assembles products including Apple's iPhone and iPad, sees its half-year losses narrow to $17.65m (£10.75m).
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There has been more volcanic activity on Sicily's Mount Etna, eight days after a large eruption.
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The Italian government drops plans to introduce a tax on high earners, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's office says.
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In pictures
29 Aug 2011 7:46:25
The economic role of Bangladesh's ferries
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Bank of America is selling about half of its stake in China Construction Bank for $8.3bn in cash, as it aims to strengthen its capital base.
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Samih Sawiris, the chairman of one of Egypt's best-known companies, appeals against his conviction and two-year prison term.
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Bosses at a Carmarthenshire racecourse say its future is uncertain after planned changes to next year's fixtures list.
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Barack Obama nominates unemployment expert Alan Krueger as his chief economist, as he prepares to unveil a new jobs package.
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European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet calls for swift action from eurozone leaders to help Greece.
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In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
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In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
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US consumer spending rebounded by 0.8% last month, driven by a rise in car sales, official figures show.
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Russia delays the launch of its next manned mission to the International Space Station after an unmanned cargo vessel crashed following its launch last week.
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Avian flu shows signs of a resurgence, while a mutant strain - able to sidestep vaccines - could be spreading in Asia, the United Nations warns.
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UK banks need to focus on lending, and should not be distracted by more regulation, says the head of the British Bankers' Association.
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The car industry is preparing for its busiest time of the year - with the launch of the "61" registration plates on the first of September.
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Royal Bank of Scotland says it will no longer do fundraising work for the Belarus government after pressure from human rights groups.
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The US has begun clearing up after the impact of Tropical Storm Irene, which has killed as many as 28 people.
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Shopping around
29 Aug 2011 9:15:03
Evan Davis asks if Britain's high streets are doomed
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Greece's second and third biggest banks are expected to announce their merger on Monday to help them cope with the debt crisis.
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Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda wins the Democratic Party leadership race, putting him on track to become Japan's sixth PM in five years.
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The world's biggest aluminium producer Rusal reports a bigger-than-expected fall in three month profits.
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Greece's EFG Eurobank and Alpha Bank are planning to merge in deal that will see an injection of new capital, with the Qatar Investment Authority set to become a major shareholder.
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The president of the European Central Bank is to face questions from MEPs in Brussels about the on-going problems in the eurozone.
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Shares of Chinese refiner Sinopec jump at the Hong Kong stock exchange after better-than-expected first half earnings report.
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