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Housing 'plateau' as rates fall

The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

IBM is to pay $1.5bn in cash to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund GlobalFoundries.

Fire at power station investigated

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

Adidas shares up on Reebok reports

Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.

Greene King raises offer for Spirit

Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.

Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded

A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday.

FTSE slips but Tesco shares rise

The FTSE 100 loses ground but Tesco shares rise on speculation that private equity groups are eyeing its Asian business.

Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.

Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.

Australia's Medibank plans share sale

Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.

Germany 'must increase investment'

The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo

Russians put a brave face on the ban on Western food, but some businesses are suffering, Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.

Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

A New York Times columnist argues the US and Saudi Arabia are using lower oil prices to advance their foreign policy goals.

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar, says the three largest Westminster parties all need to do more to tackle social mobility.

Citizens Advice to give pension help

Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.

A million pensioners 'in poverty'

More than a million pensioners are still living in poverty, partly due to their failure to claim benefits, the charity Age UK is claiming.

Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.

Yellen warns on growing inequality

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.

'Share money from economic growth'

Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.

The Chinese tycoon who loves animals

Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops

As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

The man behind the eBay of Latin America

Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay.

Games helped city hotel rates rise

Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Ticket prices outstrip cost of living

The BBC Price of Football study finds some ticket prices in English football rising at almost twice the rate of the cost of living.

NFL players can handle Wembley move

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Why being brilliant is not enough at work

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul

The king of discount voucher codes

The man who has made millions from money off vouchers


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