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FTSE slips ahead of Greece vote

FTSE slips ahead of Greece vote

The London market opened slightly lower this morning as traders sat on their hands ahead of Greece's referendum over its eurozone bailout on Sunday.

Small firms told of pension duties

Small firms told of pension duties

A new drive to raise small companies' awareness of their duties to enrol employees into a pension scheme is being launched by the Government.

Stocks lower amid Greek uncertainty

Stocks lower amid Greek uncertainty

US stocks ended slightly lower as investors reacted to news that Greece's finances are deteriorating and a mixed report on the job market.

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

Oil giant BP said it had reached an 18.7 billion US dollar (£12 billion) legal settlement in the US to cover the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill that killed 11 workers five years ago.

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World has announced plans to launch up to 500 stores across the US under a tie-up with one of America's biggest telecoms firms.
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Builders lay foundations for growth

Builders lay foundations for growth

Britain's builders enjoyed a post-election bounce back last month as the construction sector grew at its fastest pace since February, according to new figures.
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House price rises slowing - survey

House price rises slowing - survey

House prices increased at their slowest annual pace in two years in June, with property values in Northern Ireland rising at a faster rate than those in London, Nationwide Building Society has reported.
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1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

The BBC is making big changes to its structure, cutting more than 1,000 jobs, and stripping out layers of management because of a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income as more people watch programmes online.
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Greek No vote would 'test' defences

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

A No vote in Sunday's referendum in Greece would "test" the defences established in the UK and Europe against financial instability spreading, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.
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Nestle to close pension scheme

Nestle to close pension scheme

Food giant Nestle has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme, sparking the threat of industrial action.
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