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Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing

Wed, 2014-10-01 06:01
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.

Thousands unable to renew car tax

Wed, 2014-10-01 05:38
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

Wed, 2014-10-01 04:53
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.

US and Brazil resolve cotton dispute

Tue, 2014-09-30 21:57
The United States and Brazil have come to an agreement designed to end a decade long dispute over cotton subsidies, reports say.

Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

Tue, 2014-09-30 21:20
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.

Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

Tue, 2014-09-30 19:05
Irish water charges spark a flood of complaints

Alcohol floor price under fire

Tue, 2014-09-30 19:03
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

Norway best country for older people

Tue, 2014-09-30 19:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.

'Teachers not footballers' for Brazil

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:58
Brazil says it needs teachers not footballers

The 'click-bait' internet firm

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:55
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'

What is Pimco?

Tue, 2014-09-30 18:04
The rise, and possible fall, of 'Bond King' Bill Gross

Argentina defies US over debt payment

Tue, 2014-09-30 16:57
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

California imposes plastic bag ban

Tue, 2014-09-30 15:54
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:56
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:45
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.

Will Premier League bubble burst?

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:06
Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?

Warm weather hits sales at Next

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:11
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.

eBay to split off PayPal business

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:00
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Ticket ballot for World Cup games

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:37
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tue, 2014-09-30 10:36
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.