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BBC News - Business - UK Edition 

UK jobless rate falls to 2008 low

The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.

eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.

Dixons to save 800 Phones 4U jobs

Dixons Carphone is set to save 800 Phones 4U jobs, while mobile phone network operators Vodafone and EE are in discussions to buy parts of the stricken retailer.

European car sales continue recovery

European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.

Sony predicts increased losses

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.

US consumer prices fall in August

US consumer prices fell in August for the first time since April 2013, Labor Department figures show.

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

JD Sports sees 'record' trading

Retailer JD Sports says it achieved record trading in the first half of this year, with a big increase in profits.

Chief executives face pay overhaul

Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Bank 'tops customer service ratings'

Online bank First Direct has topped a customer service league compiled by consumer group Which?, with Npower ranked bottom.

Shares plunge after Russian arrest

Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.

Eurozone inflation revised to 0.4%

The eurozone inflation rate held steady at 0.4% in August, slightly higher than the original estimate of 0.3%, revised Eurostat figures show.

China 'injects $81bn' into top banks

China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.

Profits dip at Zara owner Inditex

Inditex, the Spanish company behind the Zara fashion chain, says first half profits fell, but by less than analysts had been expecting.

London Market Report

The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, but shares in Smiths Group fall more than 5% after the engineering group reports a fall in profits.

Betfair pays out early on 'No' vote

Online bookmaker Betfair says it has already paid out to some of its customers backing a "No" vote in Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.

'Thousands lie' on motor cover forms

A total of 180,675 fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected by the industry last year, a trade body says.

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

Six regions hit new house price peak

Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.

Contactless payments arrive for Tube

Contactless bank cards are being introduced on London's Tube, DLR and Overground trains from Tuesday.

Southern Water £176m sewage penalty

A water company could face a levy totalling £176m imposed by the water regulator for failings in customer services and managing sewerage systems.

Bank split 7-2 on interest rate rise

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was divided for the second consecutive month over interest rate policy, latest minutes show.

Russians urged 'don't panic'

Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.

German investor confidence falls

Investor sentiment in Germany fall for the ninth month in a row as conflict in Ukraine and weak economic growth in the eurozone undermine confidence, a survey suggests.

How to be a big fish in a small pond

Singaporean businessman Kenny Yap says he aims to be the world's biggest tropical fish exporters: "I like being a big fish in a small pond," he tells the BBC.

Picking the best business location

Choosing where to locate your business is a vital decision for any new start-up, as business reporter Perry King reports from Canada.

The start-up boss rejected 45 times

Nick Hungerford, the founder and boss of online investment company Nutmeg, talks about how he set up the business.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

US firm assessing offer for Tottenham

US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Man United predicts fall in profit

Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.


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