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Police have launched an investigation into a gang selling fake gold investments after they were exposed by the BBC.
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The new Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, has been talking about her role promoting financial services across the whole of the UK and rebuilding the City's damaged reputation.
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The gap between imports and exports of goods was at its widest for almost a year in September, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Ofwat, the water regulator, has confirmed that it has turned down Thames Water's request to increase customer bills by up to 8% next year.
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Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) is told it can only raise the average bill by £5 per year until 2017, not the £25 per year it had wanted.
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Barclays is to close four branches and move staff and banking services to nearby Asda stores.
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International Airways Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, reports a rise in pre-tax profit to 609m euros (£507m) for the July-to-September period.
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More than £100 million was invested into the music industry by UK brands last year, according to PRS for Music.
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Merlin Entertainments, the owner of Madame Tussauds and Legoland, says it will sell its shares at 315p each, valuing the company at £3.2bn.
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Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit rating again to AA, almost two years after the country lost its top-rated AAA status.
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Mary Ann Sieghart reports on property prices in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, an area which is home to some of the world's richest people.
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Internationally important seabird populations on the Isles of Scilly are being protected by a scheme to kill more than 3,000 brown rats.
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China's exports and imports rise in October, the latest in a series of figures indicating a recovery in its economy.
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A one minute guide to the Chinese economy and areas of reform that might emerge from a key meeting of the Communist party.
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The Walt Disney Company announces it will release the next Star Wars film on 18 December 2015 as it posts better than expected earnings.
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The chief executive of Npower, Paul Massara, has dismissed giving up a bonus in response to anger over rising energy prices as a "gimmick".
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Electric car maker Tesla's Model S suffers its third fire in five weeks, sending its shares down more than 7%.
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Amid controversy over rising energy prices, Npower chief executive Paul Massara dismisses forfeiting his bonus as a "gimmick".
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The adverts that talk back
08 Nov 2013 0:21:01
The adverts that interact with consumers
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Rugby League World Cup boosts the sport
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The Pageantmaster of the Lord Mayor's Show gives BBC News a preview of the show at the "early morning rehearsal" of the state coach's key movements.
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'I'm addicted to the excitement of building teams'
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Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, tells the BBC that if the UK were to leave the European Union his company would "reconsider" its future investment in Britain.
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Shares in Twitter opened at $45.10 each in the first minutes of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Royal Bank of Scotland expresses disappointment after its credit ratings are downgraded by ratings agency S&P.
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