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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.
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'Astronomical' prices
Yesterday » 3:54:30
For many Australians the dream of owning their own property is slipping away. But could a shared ownership scheme help address the affordability crisis in Sydney, the country's most expensive city?
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Who's bugging you?
Yesterday » 3:24:04
After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.
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The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached its highest level yet with more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year.
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New research helps to explain why the hourly pay rates of women, who return to work part-time after having a baby, lag behind men's.
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One of the UK's most respected investors, Neil Woodford, scraps bonuses because they are "largely ineffective" in boosting performance.
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Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.
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The swimwear manufacturer Speedo is dropping its sponsorship of the disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte
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Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.
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US basketball star Kobe Bryant has formed a partnership with venture capitalist Jeff Stibel to launch a $100m (£76m) investment fund.
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Tourism in the UK will "hold up well" in 2016 after the Brexit vote but fewer jobs than expected will be created in the longer term, executives have said.
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More help is needed to stop pregnant women and new mothers from "losing out" in the workplace, Citizens Advice says.
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Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".
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Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".
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After discovering Apple's Siri pronounced her surname incorrectly, singer Barbra Streisand sets the record straight.
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The use of contactless payments in the first half of the year outstripped use in the whole of 2015 as consumers switched from cash to cards.
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Changing of the guard
22 Aug 2016 0:47:28
India appoints a government insider as the new head of its central bank. Can Urjit Patel emerge from his predecessor "rock star" Raghuram Rajan's shadow?
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Carmaker Volkswagen introduces short-time working at six of its plants in Germany amid a dispute with two external suppliers.
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What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?
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Shares in Swiss agribusiness group Syngenta rise 12% after its takeover by ChemChina is given the go-ahead by a US regulator.
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The FTSE 100 edges higher in early trade, with shares in housebuilders among the early risers.
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Dennis Nally, who has just stepped down as head of accountancy network PricewaterhouseCoopers, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given.
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Donald, 26, talks through his day as an professional online poker player and explains why he doesn't think it has a future.
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More than 200 schools built in Scotland under private finance schemes are at least partially owned by offshore investment funds, BBC Scotland finds.
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US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is reportedly in advanced talks to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for about $14bn (£10.7bn).
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