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Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to customers checking-in their luggage, a court rules.
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The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
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A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
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MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".
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A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
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London Market Report
18 Sep 2014 1:28:50
The FTSE 100 rises, but shares in French Connection dive nearly 9% despite the fashion retailer reporting narrower losses.
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Six women are convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in south-west England and south Wales, in which thousands of investors lost money.
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India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
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Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
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Holders of bonds issued by stricken retailer Phones 4U have said they will cut back what they are owed in an effort to save the business.
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Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
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UK retail sales rose by 0.4% in August compared with the previous month, with sales volumes up 3.9% from a year earlier, official figures show.
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Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
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As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
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Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.
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Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
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The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
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How will we shop in 2020?
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The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi
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Bee probe and skin printer make awards shortlist
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NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
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The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.
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What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
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The US Federal Reserve reiterates it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
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