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Co-op Group votes through reforms

Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.

Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'

Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

Russian rouble falls to new low

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

India's growth hits two year high

India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.

Water bills plugged by regulator

Household water bills in England and Wales will go up less than the rising cost of living in the next five years, under proposals from regulator Ofwat.

House prices 'edge up in August'

House prices edged up by 0.8% in August, the Nationwide says, while the Land Registry reveals a big annual increase in London.

Brazil's economy enters recession

A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

Euro inflation nears five-year low

The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.

Official figures highlight bonus gap

Official figures show a widening divide between public and private sector bonus payments.

Japan's economy signals weakness

Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

Virgin Australia trebles losses

Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.

Google trials drone deliveries

Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

US economic growth revised upwards

The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

DVLA prints cut out and keep tax disc

Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs during the death throes of the paper system, because the DVLA has run out of perforated paper.

Students fall victim to phone scam

Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.

Lending to small businesses drops

Lending to small and medium-sized businesses via the government's Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) fell again in the second quarter of the year.

Energy firms 'to make lower margins'

Profit margins of large energy suppliers will be lower over the coming year compared with previous estimates, says the regulator Ofgem.

Women workers 'suffer wage squeeze'

The majority of women working part-time earn less than the minimum wage, according to the TUC.

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.

Pro-Yes business figures hit back

An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.

UK growth forecast upgraded by BCC

The UK economy will grow faster than expected this year and next, according to business lobby group the British Chambers of Commerce.

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

From mountaineer to tour operator

Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

As an increasing amounts of travellers visit Myanmar, a growing number of young entrepreneurs are setting up tourism sector companies.

Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan

Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.

England Women's Sevens turn pro

England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.


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