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UK house prices fall in February

UK house prices dropped in February for the first time in five months, according to Nationwide.

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Cadbury and M&S lose top brand ranks

Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.

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Queen's new coin portrait unveiled

A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.

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Oligarch faces North Sea deal block

The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.

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Huawei and LG unveil smartwatches

LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch.

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Excessive salaries 'damage' UK firms

Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.

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Thorntons sees sales and profit fall

Thorntons reports a fall in both sales and profits for the half year in what it described as a "disappointing" overall performance.

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Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

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Tories promise 200,000 starter homes

Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM is to say.

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Sony and Microsoft focus on price

Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.

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China's shares rise after rate cut

Shares in China remained up on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates for the second time since November.

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MH370 teams trial long-haul tracking

Three countries are to trial a new method of tracking planes, which could help avoid incidents like the disappearance of flight MH370.

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Sturgeon calls for wind power boost

UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.

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HTC to sell virtual reality headsets

HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.

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East Coast rail back in private hands

Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

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First-time buyers get 20% discount

First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.

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MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'

Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

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L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad

A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.

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Passport website sues its customers

An unofficial passport website has sued more than 150 of its own customers after they tried to cancel or refused to pay believing they had been misled.

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Stamp prices set to increase by 1p

The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.

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Wide gap in regional house prices

The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.

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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

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Greek PM vows 'no third bailout'

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.

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US growth revised down to 2.2%

The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.

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Ghana to receive $1bn loan from IMF

Ghana has secured a $1bn loan from the International Monetary Fund that could stabilise its troubled economy.

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Argentina's love affair with polo

Polo is one of the most popular sports in Argentina, yet unlike football or rugby most of the businesses that keep the game going are small homegrown companies.

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The reality of becoming your own boss

Becoming your own boss is many people's dream, but what's it really like to start a business from scratch?

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The immigrant who became a drone firm boss

How Mexican immigrant Jordi Munoz set up the largest US-based drone manufacturer, a company called 3D Robotics.

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No World Cup compensation - Fifa

Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.

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Chelsea sign £40m-a-year shirt deal

Chelsea sign a five-year shirt sponsorship with a Japanese tyre manufacturer worth a reported £40m per year.

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Easdale resigns from Rangers board

Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.

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VIDEO: Samsung pins hopes on curvy phone

Samsung unveils a new flagship smartphone, with a screen that curves at both sides, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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VIDEO: Argentina's art-loving property magnate

Eduardo Costantini has built large swathes of Buenos Aires, but it is his art collection that is his passion.

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VIDEO: Varoufakis: Repaying IMF is priority

The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has promised his country will make repaying its debts to the International Monetary Fund its main priority.

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VIDEO: Budget 'India's chance to fly'

India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, has been presenting the government of Narendra Modi's first full budget.

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VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time

Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.

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VIDEO: 'Positive outlook for A380 jumbo'

Airbus chief executive Tom Enders tells the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst there is a ''positive outlook'' for the A380 superjumbo, claiming ''airlines love it, customers love it''.

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VIDEO: Can India economy overtake China'?

India is forecast to overtake China to become the world's fastest-growing large economy next year.

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VIDEO: Apps in pockets, bums on seats

With the Orange Wednesdays cinema offer coming to an end, Dave Lee looks at other ways to make going to the movies more affordable.

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'Flying donkeys' coming to Africa

Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?

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The art-loving property developer

The Argentine who made a fortune and opened a museum

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Has the global economy slowed down?

Has globalisation fundamentally slowed?

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The men who choose to work part-time

Meet the men opting to work less than a full week

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Is the samba over for Brazil's middle class?

Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?

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Apps in pockets, bums on seats

Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise

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Can technology help combat CV fraud?

The tech combating job applicant fraud

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Nuclear power: The future or the past?

Has nuclear power had its day?

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