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Millions have less than £100 in savings, study finds (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:16:24 GMT)
More than 16m people in the UK have savings of less than £100, a study by the Money Advice Service (MAS) finds.

Commerzbank plans to cut 9,600 jobs (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:14:58 GMT)
Germany's second-biggest lender, Commerzbank, plans to cut nearly 10,000 jobs and end dividend payments for the first time in a bid to save cash.

Price comparison sites to be probed by watchdog (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:56:45 GMT)
The Competition and Markets Authority plans to scrutinise the operation of price comparison websites, which allow consumers to compare products and services.

Oil prices ease on doubts about Opec production cuts (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:23:57 GMT)
The price of oil slips back in Thursday trading as traders question whether the output cut agreed by Opec will be binding.

Liam Fox predicts freer EU trade post-Brexit (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:32:52 GMT)
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the UK's trade with the European Union will be "at least as free" after Brexit as it is now.

Samsung in 'exploding washing machines' probe (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:14:30 GMT)
Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over "exploding" washing machines.

Capita's shares slump 30% on profit warning (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:47:53 GMT)
A profit warning from Capita, the company which operates the London congestion charge, prompts shares to plunge 30%

Alton Towers starts to see recovery in trade (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:32 GMT)
Alton Towers has started to see a recovery in trade, its owners Merlin Entertainment have said, following last year's crash on the Smiler rollercoaster.

Spotify 'in talks to take over Soundcloud' (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:26:22 GMT)
Music streaming company Spotify is reported to be in 'advanced talks' to take over rival Soundcloud.

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:58 GMT)
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.

Oil firms and miners boost FTSE 100 (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:18:20 GMT)
The London market rises nearly 1% in morning trading, lifted by a strong showing from oil and mining stocks.

Hinkley Point contract to be signed (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:43:26 GMT)
The government and French energy giant EDF are set to sign the key contract for the new £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Bidder 'hopeful' of Tata UK steelworks deal (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:41:41 GMT)
A bidder for three Tata UK steelworks hopes to reach a deal "within weeks", according to industry sources.

VW boss: Emissions scandal 'a huge mistake' (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:17:40 GMT)
Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of German car giant VW, says the firm made a 'huge mistake' in using technology in its diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests.

A turning point for India's insurance industry (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:18:26 GMT)
As one of India's largest insurance firms launches the country's biggest stock market listing in six years, the industry is at a turning point.

The rise and fall of the Blackberry handset (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:34:36 GMT)
Ten years ago Blackberries were the handset of choice for busy global business executives but now the company controls just 0.1% of the global smartphone market, so what went wrong?

Timeline: How did Blackberry get here? (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:12:31 GMT)
Blackberry is to end production of its handsets and will outsource development to partners. The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a look at its bumpy history.

For Sale: Metals you've never heard of (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:27:34 GMT)
Rhenium, zirconium, thallium - obscure metals trader Anthony Lipmann shows off his wares, but who would want to buy them?

The business of 'Muslim friendly' travel (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:43:16 GMT)
The Malaysian firm TripFez is a bit like TripAdvisor - except it is focussing on serving global Muslim travellers.

Anger in China over peer-to-peer lending losses (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:39:02 GMT)
Anger has been boiling over in China over the controversial practice known as peer-to-peer lending, with investors in one firm saying they have lost tens of millions.

Hyundai strike threatens car company's bottom line (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:38:18 GMT)
On Monday, nearly 50,000 unionised workers at Hyundai held their first nationwide strike in more than a decade, action that could hit the car company's bottom line.

Plans for 'flood risk' symbols on homes prove controversial (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:04:24 GMT)
The insurance industry publishes three "flood risk" symbols it would like estate agents in England and Wales to put on their property particulars

Airlines see sharp rise in unruly passengers, says industry group (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:49:33 GMT)
Reports of passengers being verbally abusive or refusing to follow cabin crew orders rose by 17% in 2015, according to an industry group.

An excuse to shop (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:25:34 GMT)
Tourists continue to flock to the UK after the Brexit vote, but could an exit from the EU have long-term ill-effects on tourism?

Thirsty business (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:09:19 GMT)
A look at continuing efforts to reduce the water and energy needed to cool the world's data centres.

Enter the dragon (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:33:49 GMT)
China's desire to become a footballing superpower could provide a big business opportunity for British firms and clubs.

Absent brands (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:14:33 GMT)
With big name brands like Ford, Volvo, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin staying away from this year's Paris Motor Show, should the organisers be getting worried?

Memory keepers (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:35:34 GMT)
The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.

Bras, bums and beauty (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:55:00 GMT)
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.

Third-party ownership (Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:58:30 GMT)
What is third-party ownership and why is it banned in football?

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