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Bookmaker Paddy Power reports a rise in 2012 profits and revenues, but warns that a strong euro could reduce operating profits this year by 10%.
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A virus that causes stillbirths and birth defects in lambs and calves has spread to more than 1,500 UK farms, according to recent government figures.
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Chancellor George Osborne flies to Brussels later determined to water down the European Parliament's proposals to curb bankers' bonuses.
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UK retail sales grew at their fastest rate in more than three years in February, as the drier weather coaxed shoppers back out onto the high street.
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Trading bar boost for iguana
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Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao told the National People's Congress that China aims to grow its economy by 7.5% this year.
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Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across central Africa over the last decade, according to the largest study of its kind.
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China leaves its economic growth target for the year unchanged at 7.5%, as it looks to expand at a steady pace and maintain social stability.
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Russia's business leaders are in Singapore hoping to drum up some investment.
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Business leader Sir George Cox says short-termism has become an "entrenched feature" of British business and it is damaging economic growth.
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The rise of small high-definition cameras
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Why robots need dimples, not lasers
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Weak economies fail to halt sales of high-performance cars.
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One of the cars being unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show - which opens today - is the Peugeot 2008.
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How the US is preparing for the threat of cyberwar?
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The superfast Rolls-Royce Wraith, which is displayed at the Geneva motor show , will help attract new customers to the marque as its rivalry with the slightly cheaper Bentley heats up.
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Chancellor George Osborne is due to fly to Brussels, determined to fight plans to curb bankers' bonuses, but EU finance ministers look likely to approve the proposals.
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The financial ombudsman service is taking on 2,000 new cases a day following PPI complaints, with numbers rising at "unprecedented" rates.
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Jaguar Land Rover invests over £150m more in its new engine plant in the West Midlands, taking the total to over £500m.
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International engine builders Rolls-Royce paid no corporation tax in the UK in 2012, its annual report reveals.
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Lending by UK banks fell by more than £2.4bn in the last quarter of 2012, despite the Bank of England's scheme to encourage it.
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The UK's largest civil service union, PCS, votes for strike action over pay and pensions, paving the way for possible walkouts to coincide with the Budget later this month.
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The Plosky Tolbachik volcano in East Russia, is one of 29 on the Kamchatka peninsular, and has been erupting since last November.
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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires for a fourth year
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“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
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