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Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.
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Barclays and Standard Chartered are among the top gainers in early Thursday trading, pushing the FTSE 100 into positive territory.
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No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.
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Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.
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Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.
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HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim individuals and organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
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As well as the aviation disasters of recent months, airlines are being affected by aggressive competition and economic uncertainty.
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Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.
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The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area
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Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory
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Call it something else, says Argentina's president
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The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine
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The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
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Micro-blogging service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
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An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
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British Gas owner Centrica announces the appointment of Iain Conn, currently BP's head of refining and marketing, as its new chief executive.
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A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.
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Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
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Discounters Aldi and Lidl are booming at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, research firm Kantar Worldpanel says.
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Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
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The number of people taking out mortgages is back on the rise, according to figures from the Bank of England.
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Morrisons, Britain's fourth largest supermarket chain, announces the appointment of former Tesco finance director Andrew Higginson as its next chairman.
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There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.
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Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
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