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UK economy grew 0.9% in second quarter

UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.

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Warm weather hits sales at Next

Next says the recent warm weather has slowed sales growth and adds it might have to cut its profit forecast if the warm spell continues.

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Supermarkets launch petrol price cut

Three major UK supermarkets are to cut the prices of petrol and diesel by up to 5p, starting on Tuesday.

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Europe questions Apple's Irish taxes

The European Commission publishes a letter sent to Apple accusing it of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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Annual house price growth 'slows'

The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 9.4% in September in England and Wales, according to the Nationwide.

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RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.

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Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.

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Netflix to release full-length film

The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

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Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.

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Asian markets fall on factory data

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index falls 1% after data shows industrial output unexpectedly fell in August.

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Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.

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Former Morrisons executive charged

The former treasurer and head of tax at supermarket group Morrisons has been charged with insider dealing.

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EU to decry Apple's Irish tax deal

The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

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Tag Heuer cuts jobs as demand slows

High-end watch brand Tag Heuer is cutting management and production jobs after demand for its luxury watches slowed.

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Aldi rings up big rise in profits

The Aldi supermarket chain posts a big rise full-year profits as its market share continues to grow, and 2014 looks to be an even better year.

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Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet

Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

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Blackberry growers in bumper harvest

British blackberry growers are forecasting a bumper harvest this year as warm days and cool nights prove optimum conditions for the fruit.

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UK consumers face 'lost decade'

British consumers face another three years of squeezed spending as wage growth remains sluggish, an influential report suggests.

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Tory welfare cap to fund youth jobs

The Tories would cap benefits further to fund three million apprenticeships if they win the general election, says David Cameron.

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House prices 'accelerated' in August

Annual house price growth accelerated to 8.4% in England and Wales in August - the highest rate of increase for nearly seven years, figures show.

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UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU'

UK manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the country remaining a part of the European Union, a survey suggests.

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EU and Canada detail trade deal

EU and Canadian leaders have announced a trade agreement, but it could still come unstuck.

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US economic growth revised up again

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.

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The woes of Rio's small retailers

Independent shop owners in Rio de Janeiro are complaining about higher rents and crime rates, and less customers, forcing many to close, reports Donna Bowater.

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Setting up business with a stranger

Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.

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Delhi marriage detective in high demand

Taralika Lahiri runs a private detective agency in Delhi that specialises in matrimonial cases and says her business is thriving.

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Ryder Cup '£40m of free advertising'

Hosting golf's Ryder Cup was a £40m free advert underlining Scotland's status as the "home of golf", tourism bosses say.

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Liverpool under FFP investigation

Liverpool are one of seven European clubs being investigated by Uefa for possible breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.

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World Cup fever boosts Nike profit

The US sportswear firm Nike sees a 23% jump in quarterly profit thanks in part to football fever from this year's World Cup.

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Coding for cannabis cash

The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry

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Croatia and the EU - what's changed?

One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund

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Could a makeover save your career?

Why work attire matters

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How will the pension changes work?

How will George Osborne's latest changes work?

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Cuddling koalas is big business

The Sydney zoo giving visitors a hands-on experience

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Getting the best deal on a new mobile

How to get the best deal on a new mobile

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Dublin dotcom - the Celtic kitten

Ireland's tech start-ups bare their claws, ready to play

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Myanmar's booming telecoms sector

The telecoms sector is booming but challenges remain

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