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Drinks giant Diageo reports a fall in net sales after being hit by a slowdown in China and other emerging markets.
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Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
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The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.
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London Market Report
Yesterday » 8:06:07
The FTSE 100 gets off to a strong start in early Thursday trading, boosted by a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.
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Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
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Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.
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Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.
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British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
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Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.
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One of the world's best known piano manufacturers Steinway has gained popularity in China.
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Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
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Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
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Your solo dining experiences
30 Jul 2014 3:07:30
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own
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How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?
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Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof says his offer to "hold out" investors has been rejected as a debt default deadline approaches.
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The tricky business of succession planning in Taiwanese companies
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Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
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A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
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Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.
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Professor of planetary sciences Ian Garrick-Bethell explains what gave the Moon its unusually distorted shape.
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Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
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A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.
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US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.
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Which side could be hurt the most?
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