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UK economic growth picks up to 0.7%

UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.

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Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in sales

Volkswagen became the world's biggest-selling vehicle maker in the first half of the year, overtaking Toyota for the first time.

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Cameron plan 'won't stop dirty cash'

David Cameron's plans to crack down on "dirty money" being used to buy UK property have been criticised by tax and property experts.

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Royal Mail 'broke competition law'

Communications regulator Ofcom accuses Royal Mail of breaching competition law after it proposed raising prices for its bulk mail delivery customers.

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BP profits fall on low oil price

BP reports a sharp fall in underlying profits for the three months to the end of June as lower oil prices continue to hurt.

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China shares continue to slide

Shares in mainland China continued their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest one-day drop in eight years.

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ITV profits up 25% despite ratings fall

Half-year profits at ITV rose by 25% as revenue increased across all divisions, but the broadcaster's share of viewing across its channels fell 4%.

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Next profit forecast up on sales rise

High Street clothing retailer Next says full-price sales rose by 3.5% in the half year to 25 July, and that profits will be higher than expected.

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Zurich Insurance considers RSA bid

Zurich Insurance says it is considering a bid for the UK's RSA Insurance, the owner of the More Than brand.

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Amazon launches music streaming in UK

Retailer Amazon enters the UK streaming market with Prime Music, a new service available to Amazon Prime customers as part of their annual subscription.

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RSA leads FTSE higher after bid move

The FTSE 100 rises on a busy day for company news, with shares in RSA up nearly 15% after Zurich Insurance says it is considering a bid for the insurer.

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UK is no place for dirty money - PM

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with "plundered" cash and a "global effort" is needed to beat corruption, David Cameron says.

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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.

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Gift cards for phones offer launched

Consumers can exchange old mobile phones for instant gift vouchers at catalogue retailer Argos.

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VIDEO: Will gamers flock to Angry Birds 2?

Rovio Entertainment, creators of the smash hit mobile game Angry Birds, are set to release their new game, Angry Birds 2, as Jeremy Howell reports.

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VIDEO: 'Sorry, that's not GDP!'

BBC News explains how your daily activities can influence the calculation of GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, a key economic indicator.

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VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.

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VIDEO: Hong Kong's huge anime convention

If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.

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VIDEO: Making medicine in a man's world

The BBC meets one woman running her own manufacturing plant near the city of Pune. Satya Vadlamani is the managing director of Murli Krishna Pharma.

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VIDEO: Solar solution?

Could solar power help solve India's recurrent power shortages, or are government targets too ambitious?

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VIDEO: From rugby caps to cappuccinos

How former Australian rugby union captain George Gregan built a food and hospitality business.

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VIDEO: Aiming to hit a home run in China

Many of the world's biggest sports organisations see China as a key target in their global expansion plans, but cracking the market can be a whole new ball game.

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Self-driving cars are a distant prospect

What's putting the brakes on driverless cars?

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From rugby player to businessman

How a former Wallabies captain built a business empire

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Iran looks for investment opportunities

Iran looks for investment opportunities

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The Quirky business of inventions

The US firm which wants to get more things invented

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See inside Versace's designer flats

The UK's first Versace-branded flats go on sale

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Facing the future at the IMF

Facing the future at the IMF

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What is the point of Twitter?

The dos and don'ts of Twitter for bosses

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Drugs firms boost their dementia spending

How drugs firms are spending more on chronic illnesses

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FT's new owner Nikkei eyes digital success

Nikkei's FT purchase thrusts it into global media spotlight

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