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Tesco profit claim investigated

Tesco profit claim investigated

The accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into a £263 million overstatement of profit expectations at Tesco.

B&Q owner sells China stake

B&Q owner sells China stake

B&Q owner Kingfisher is to sell a controlling stake in its loss-making China business for £140 million as it focuses on its core European market.

Jail term for forex rigging planned

Jail term for forex rigging planned

Traders caught rigging foreign exchange (forex) markets will face up to seven years behind bars under plans confirmed today by Chancellor George Osborne.

Airbus delivers wide-bodied plane

Airbus delivers wide-bodied plane

Plane-making company Airbus, whose aircraft's wings are made in the UK, has delivered the first of its new generation of wide-bodied planes.

Haynes vows to repair profits fall

Haynes vows to repair profits fall

Car manual firm Haynes Publishing has been hit by "extremely disappointing" trading after retailers ran down stocks to lower than usual levels.
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Top City bosses set for big bonuses

Top City bosses set for big bonuses

Senior City workers expect to see their bonuses increase by 21% this year - despite regulatory pressure to scale back big payouts, according to a new report.
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Oil stocks sustain FTSE rally

Oil stocks sustain FTSE rally

A pre-Christmas rally for London's FTSE 100 Index continued today after energy stocks rose on the back of a rebound for the price of oil.
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UK Japan Air crew reject pay offer

UK Japan Air crew reject pay offer

London-based cabin crew at Japan Airlines have rejected a pay offer, raising the threat of industrial action.
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Consumers buoyant for positive 2015

Consumers buoyant for positive 2015

Consumers' confidence in their financial situation has lifted to its highest levels in at least four years - boding well for a brightening economy in 2015, according to a report.
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Firms hiring but skills gap a worry

Firms hiring but skills gap a worry

Half of firms plan to hire more workers next year, but some jobs could remain unfilled because of skills shortages, a new study has shown.
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