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Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
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Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
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Global advertising group WPP reported "good growth" despite a strong pound reducing overseas profits, Martin Sorrell says.
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Bus services outside London need better regulation and competition, a centre-left think tank says.
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Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief says, blaming negative perceptions of the country.
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Transport giant Stagecoach says more people boarded its buses this summer as it posts a 4% rise in revenues from regional services.
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South Africa avoids being tipped into recession after second-quarter GDP figures showed the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
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High Street banks have reported a rise in savings deposits in July following the launch of New Individual Savings Account rules.
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The prospective new owner of the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow explains some of his plans for the troubled business.
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London Market Report
26 Aug 2014 8:11:14
The FTSE 100 climbs in early trade, as investors seek to catch up with gains seen in Europe on Monday.
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Global advertising giant WPP sees profits rise in the first half of this year, but says it has been hit by the "ravages" of a strong sterling.
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Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.
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At Malaysia Airlines potential reforms reportedly range from a fleet re-organisation and a new chief executive, to broad job cuts.
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Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.9).
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Rising bad loans in China put the spotlight squarely on the earnings of the country's biggest banks.
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Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from today.
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Could your clothes save your life?
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How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'
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Cleaning up Mali's rubbish
25 Aug 2014 3:02:37
Can the waste crisis be solved by business?
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Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.
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Amazon buys game site Twitch
25 Aug 2014 0:57:48
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours emerged earlier this year that Google's YouTube was in final stages to purchase the firm.
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Jim McColl's Clyde Blowers Capital is announced as the preferred bidder for the troubled Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow.
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India's Supreme Court rules that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal.
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Fast-food giant Burger King says it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
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England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.
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