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Lending to small and medium firms is being analysed by the OFT on fears they may not be getting the best deal from their banking providers
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The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
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Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
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The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
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The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
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Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
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Leisha Chi reports on how pawn shops are becoming a more mainstream source of loans and jewellery in Asia.
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The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses.
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The Scottish environment secretary is to make a statement to MSPs about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
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The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
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The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.
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Two fossilised fragments from a crocodile skull found on the Isle of Wight indicate the discovery of a new species, researchers say.
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Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
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Young people need to be encouraged to keep greyhound racing going, says a Labour MP who owns seven dogs.
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The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.
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Cheltenham Festival tracks bright future
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How big data could help feed the world
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The Football Association may impose a ban on players and club staff gambling on football, says chairman Greg Dyke.
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Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn (£597m).
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Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
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E-commerce giant eBay cuts the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half.
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As the British Chambers of Commerce predicts a growth in the economy this summer, the BBC's George Alagiah reports from West Lothian, Scotland, on the differing fortunes of the local community.
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Shares of some of the world's biggest mining companies are hit by a slump in the price of iron ore, amid fears of a Chinese economic slowdown.
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Why astrology is still big business in India
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