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Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
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Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
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A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
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An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
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Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years policymakers have backed a rise.
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Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.
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China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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Construction firm Balfour Beatty rejects a third takeover approach worth more than £2bn from rival Carillion.
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Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
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How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?
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Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees a 27% jump in first half profit, mainly driven by higher prices for its key product - liquefied natural gas.
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One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.
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Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
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Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
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The man who says he's responsible for a million kids
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Wall Street market report
19 Aug 2014 1:25:46
Apple shares surged to a record high on Tuesday helping to drive shares on Wall Street up for a second consecutive day.
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A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
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Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
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Why India is struggling to attract tourists
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Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.
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More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.
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British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
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With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
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The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
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Carillion raises its offer for Balfour Beatty in a further bid to push through a merger of the two UK construction companies.
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