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Rail workers to strike twice in June

Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.

Imports weigh on UK economic growth

The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.

Libor trader pledged 'humongous deal'

The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.

Mortgage approvals 'jumped' in April

There was a "significant pre-election jump" in the number of mortgage applications being approved, according to the High Street banks.

Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom

Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.

Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.

Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'

Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.

UK car production falls in April

UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.

Fifa's Blatter defies calls to quit

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells an emergency meeting he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.

B&Q owner Kingfisher bolsters FTSE

The FTSE 100 rises, with shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher rising after it says it is proceeding with its revamp plan "at pace".

Tate & Lyle profits fall amid revamp

Tate & Lyle reports a drop in full-year profits, as the company undergoes a major restructuring.

Poster family warns over stock images

A family whose image was used in a poster campaign by the group opposing gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland say they were "naive" about stock photography websites.

Parking fines make record profit

Scottish councils have made a record profit from parking charges and fines, figures from the RAC Foundation show.

VIDEO: Macau's casinos gamble on growth

Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.

VIDEO: Pressure mounts on Fifa's Blatter

Pressure mounts on Sepp Blatter to stand down as president of world football's governing body Fifa - in the wake of the corruption allegations around the organisation.

VIDEO: Canada's 'early adopter' looks back

Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, described as "an early adopter" because of the reforms he made while in office, talks about his successes and failures.

VIDEO: China's yuan may get reserve status

China's yuan may become a global reserve currency this year - Bank of America's Claudio Piron explains why that's important.

VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts

The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.

VIDEO: Cameron meets leaders for EU talks

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Netherlands and France at the start of an intense round of shuttle diplomacy.

VIDEO: China to boost navy's capability

China outlines a plan to boost the capability of its navy amid tension over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's computer coding classes

School children these days no longer just have to learn traditional subjects such as English, Maths or Sciences. They are also expected to acquire computer skills and in some cases, programming knowledge.

Fifa scandal 'a disaster' for sponsors

Are Fifa's sponsors being harmed by the continuing scandal?

Competition fever hits Brazil's bars

The serious business of serving bar snacks in Brazil

Russian gas industry looks east

Why Russian gas companies may turn to China

Why is 30 hours a week important?

Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?

Strike changes: what do they mean?

How tough will the new voting rules be?

How will the new Right to Buy work?

How will the new Right to Buy actually work?

Williams & Glyn relaunch assessed

The competition watchdog is to assess the impact of the relaunch of former Manchester bank Williams & Glyn on competition in the UK banking sector.

Rinehart loses family trust battle

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long-running legal battle.


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