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Deadline for Tata steel bidders

Tata deadline for steel bidders, with seven in the running By Brian Meechan BBC Wales business correspondent 23 May 2016 From the section Wales Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Port Talbot is the UK’s biggest steel plant, employing 4,000 workers Tata in India is expected to decide this week ...

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Brexit 'would spark year-long recession'

EU referendum: Brexit ‘would spark year-long recession’ – Treasury 23 May 2016 From the section EU Referendum Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor George Osborne is expected to say Brexit would lead to a “DIY recession” Leaving the European Union would tip the UK into a year-long recession and ...

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Weak export figures dampen Japan shares

Weak export figures dampen Japan shares 23 May 2016 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Japanese shares have been pulled down by a sharp drop in the country’s exports, which fell for the seventh consecutive month. Exports from Japan fell by 10% in April compared with the same ...

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It's not over yet for the cheque

Payment by cheque: it’s not all over yet By Brian Milligan Personal Finance reporter 23 May 2016 From the section Business More than five million cheques were written in 2015, confounding expectations that the payment method is disappearing. However, Payments UK, which represents the industry, said that still represented a ...

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Axa stubs out €1.7bn tobacco investment

Axa stubs out €1.7bn tobacco industry investment By Chris Johnston Business reporter 23 May 2016 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Axa, the world’s largest insurer, will stop investing in the tobacco industry and sell investments worth more than €1.7bn (£1.3bn). It said investing in the sector made ...

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Greece passes new cuts to unblock funds

Greece bailout: MPs approve new cuts to unblock bailout funds 22 May 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright AP Image caption Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos in parliament on Sunday The Greek parliament has passed new budget cuts and tax rises two days before ...

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Tata steel bidders plan to work together

Tata steel bidders plan to work together 22 May 2016 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters Image caption Port Talbot is Tata Steel’s biggest UK plant with about 4,000 workers Two of the bidders for Tata’s UK steel plants have drawn up plans to work together, the BBC understands. ...

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Co-op to bring back members' dividend

Co-op to bring back members’ dividend 22 May 2016 From the section Business Image copyright PA Image caption The Co-op’s new logo is a return to the blue clover famous in its 1960s heyday The Co-operative has unveiled plans to bring back an annual payout for its millions of members. ...

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Osborne 'Pinocchio' on Brexit forecast

Osborne ‘Pinocchio’ over Brexit house price fall: IDS 21 May 2016 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Former cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith has compared George Osborne to “Pinocchio” over his claim that a vote to leave the EU would cause an economic shock to UK house prices. ...

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Corbyn outlines 'new economics' vision

Jeremy Corbyn outlines Labour’s vision of a ‘new economics’ 21 May 2016 From the section UK Politics Image copyright EPA Labour will seek to distribute the rewards of growth more fairly, Jeremy Corbyn has said, as he set out his party’s plans for the economy. Addressing activists, he called for ...

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