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UK manufacturing is suffering a "hangover" from the credit crunch of 2007-08 that is hampering investment, the industry body EEF says.
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The bosses of Britain's biggest publicly listed companies now have an average pay packet of nearly £5.5m.
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The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches an investigation into allegations of "fraud, bribery and corruption" in the civil aviation business of Airbus.
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China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.
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Residents affected by fracking could be paid a proportion of the proceeds of shale gas projects, instead of the money going to councils or local trusts, the government suggests.
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Money in the mattress
07 Aug 2016 0:45:48
A renewed focus on quality sleep from high profile celebrities like Arianna Huffington means the mattress industry is booming.
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The world's longest aircraft is brought out of its hangar into public view for the first time.
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Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth tells the BBC he quit a commission investigating Panama's financial system because of government interference.
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'Vertical ambition'
06 Aug 2016 1:09:03
Is it true that women in business lack "vertical ambition" and that is why so few make it to the top?
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Rules should be strengthened to avoid mobile users being hit by unexpected charges on premium rate texts, a regulator says.
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The cost of hosting the Rio 2016 Olympics is small compared to the seriousness of Brazil's financial problems, but the benefits remain unclear.
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Golden opportunity
05 Aug 2016 0:58:47
For the 2016 Rio Olympics, in addition to changes in the sporting arena - with sports like rugby sevens and golf added - there are also important sponsor changes.
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Wall Street markets closed higher after figures showed stronger than expected growth in the labour market.
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A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.
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Results from the Large Hadron Collider show that a "bump" in the machine's data, previously rumoured to represent a new particle, has gone away.
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HM Revenue and Customs says it has won two major tax avoidance battles against the Ingenious Film Partnership and Icebreaker avoidance schemes worth more than £820m.
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Tanzania's sugar imports ban
05 Aug 2016 3:44:32
In Tanzania the government has banned sugar imports to protect the country's own sugar growers, but many food and drinks firms say this is affecting their production and profits.
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US companies added 255,000 jobs in July, official figures show, far outstripping expectations.
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After the UK's Brexit vote, RBS boss Ross McEwan says that big firms are "stepping back" from investment decisions.
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Many borrowers will see their mortgage bill drop after the Bank rate cut, but the competitiveness of those deals varies widely, while the best savings deals face "slaughter".
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Betting firm William Hill reports a drop in half-year operating profits despite strong results from the Euro 2016 football tournament.
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The Bank of England deputy governor spells out in a BBC interview there could be a further interest rate cut this year if economic conditions worsen.
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West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace agrees a deal to sell the club to a Chinese investment group led by entrepreneur Guochuan Lai.
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House prices in the UK fell by 1% in July compared with the previous month but were still 8.4% higher than a year ago, the Halifax says.
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The FTSE 100 continues to rise following Thursday's UK interest rate cut, but RBS shares fall after it reports worse-than-expected losses.
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