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Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because of the country's relative economic health.
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Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
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Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
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Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
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Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
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China's billionaires' club
Yesterday » 9:00:09
A peek inside the richest club in China
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Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
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Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
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A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
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A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.
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As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
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Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
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Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
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Thousands of people who move jobs regularly will no longer be pushed into cashing in or moving their workplace pension, under government plans.
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UK car manufacturing in the first nine months of the year hit a six-year high, despite a dip in production last month.
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Shares in Foxtons plunge 15% after the estate agent warns that the London's property market is cooling.
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World Cup ticket sales near 1m
Yesterday » 9:49:04
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.
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Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
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Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.
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UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.
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The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
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London's benchmark FTSE 100 index falls 1% in the opening minutes of Thursday's trading, dragged down by a big fall in Tesco's share price.
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