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Most UK profit warnings since 2008

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.

'Record number' of low-paid Britons

A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.

Used car buyers 'need more support'

Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Card firms 'fail' on rights advice

Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.

Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.

Ford profits fall on new truck costs

Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Hailo says Uber blocked investors

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

Standalone TSB picks up customers

Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'

The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.

Spirit Pubs rejects offer from C&C

Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.

Job centres to get digital makeover

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

Housing market in UK 'is cooling'

Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

China's property prices decline

China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.

New home building at seven-year high

Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

Future entrepreneurs are being cherry-picked using data analysis by a venture capital business looking to get to start-ups earlier than its competitors.

The king of discount voucher codes

How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.

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.

'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Caterham could miss United States GP

Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

World Cup ticket sales near 1m

A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.


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