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The Daily Telegraph is to extend its paywall to UK readers, the latest newspaper to turn to the measure as readerships become increasingly digital.
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The head of the Cypriot central bank says that "superhuman" efforts are being made to open the country's banks on Thursday, after being shut for more than a week.
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Our interactive guide to professional global migration - and who wins
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Warren Buffett is to become a top 10 shareholder of Goldman Sachs after he agrees to amend the terms of his 2008 investment in the bank.
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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne criticises the handling of the Cyprus crisis by European and Cypriot authorities.
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A private company will take over the UK's helicopter search and rescue operations, the Department for Transport has announced.
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US consumer confidence fell sharply this month, affected by federal budget cuts, a closely-watched report suggests.
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Consent for a wind farm off Aberdeen which is opposed by Donald Trump is granted by the Scottish government, angering the US businessman.
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Tamil Nadu state says it will not host Indian Premier League (IPL) matches involving Sri Lankan cricketers, amid anger over Sri Lanka's rights record.
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Nigeria had economic growth of around 6.6% last year and is expected to continue. So could Africa's most populous country be a future member of the Brics bloc?
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Pensioners are being warned not to take full advantage of new rules on pension drawdown in case they erode their long term finances.
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The Sea King helicopters of the RAF and Royal Navy's search and rescue teams, are being replaced by private American helicopters in a 10-year deal worth £1.6bn.
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The government promises funding to help UK businesses "compete" more effectively in the global nuclear energy market.
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A think tank has rejected Scottish government suggestions that Scotland could be on the brink of another North Sea oil boom.
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Cyprus's finance minister says big depositors in the country's banks could lose up to 40% of their funds.
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The Cypriot finance minister, Michalis Sarris, has indicated to the BBC that that losses for depositors with more than 100,000 euros in bank accounts on the island could be "in the neighbourhood" of 40%.
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Private company the Bristow Group is to take over UK helicopter search and rescue operations, including those of the RAF and Royal Navy.
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The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, reports a fall in profits after what it describes as "a tough year" of weak consumer confidence and wet weather.
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Private companies have been invited to bid for the East Coast rail franchise, which has been run in the public sector since 2009.
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All Cypriot banks will remain closed until Thursday, the central bank now says, and temporary measures will be placed on transactions when they reopen despite an EU/IMF bailout deal.
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The government will need to react quickly if a benefit cut for social housing tenants leads to rises in rent arrears and homelessness, according to a committee of MPs.
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Shoe making, a substantial industry in Marikina, Philippines, has been modernising in an attempt to compete with regional low cost manufacturers.
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Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, a major assembler or Apple products, posts record quarterly profits.
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With mobile phones part of everyday life, the city of New York holds a competition to reinvent the payphone and ensure it will remain relevant in the future.
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Austerity in the UK has cut demand and output more than even pessimists predicted, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has told the BBC.
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