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Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero hours contracts.

China factory activity expands again

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.

Air passenger duty cut from 1 April

A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, which will mean cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles.

Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'

The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.

Chinese shares up on factory survey

Chinese shares continued their trend higher after a government survey showed that factory activity had picked up unexpectedly in March.

EU milk quota system is abolished

EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

HP files $5.1bn Autonomy lawsuit

HP sues Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and ex-finance officer Sushovan Hussain, as Autonomy's former management says it will launch a counter-claim.

UK's growth for 2014 revised up

The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

UK economic well-being 'improving'

The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.

Amazon launches home ordering kit

In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

VIDEO: Soros: 'Europe is ignoring' Ukraine

Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.

VIDEO: UK economy grows by 2.8%

Official figures show that the UK economy grew by 2.8% in 2014, the highest rate of growth since 2006.

VIDEO: Reality check: Jobs and employment

Ahead of the general election, David Cameron has pledged to create 1,000 new jobs a day if he stays in power.

VIDEO: How much tax does the UK pay?

The UK state is "relatively large compared to the overall size of the economy" says the Economic Intelligence Unit.

VIDEO: Drinks firm optimistic about China

The boss of the world's biggest distiller Diageo, Ivan Menezes, says he's optimistic about China, despite the country's anti- extravagance campaign.

VIDEO: Crowdfunding: What are the risks?

There have been calls in Europe for protection for investors in crowdfunding investment schemes.

VIDEO: Ultra-thin models could face jail

Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.

VIDEO: Why Japan has so few entrepreneurs

Japan has one of the lowest levels of entrepreneurship in the developed world, many people still aspire to work as an employee of a big corporation.

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Can you sell luxury without a brand?

The luxury goods that speak for themselves

Help Ukraine, George Soros pleads

EU must aid Ukraine says George Soros

How can we curb 'fat cat' bosses' pay?

Can excessive salaries be curbed?

Where are Japan's entrepreneurs?

Could a new breed of entrepreneur jump start Japan?

Brave new world for EU dairy farmers

Farms vie for market share as EU milk quotas go

Is fibre key to connecting Africa?

Is fibre key to getting all of Africa online?

Women give tech sector wake-up call

Tech industry in the spotlight for sexism

Eurozone deflation eases in March

Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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