Category: Business

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China’s second quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9%

China’s economy grew at an annual rate of 6.9% between April and June according to official figures, slightly higher than ...

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Brexit: Hammond warns of UK investment uncertainty

Chancellor Philip Hammond has told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that businesses are holding off from investing in the UK ...

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Philip Morris ordered to compensate Australia

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation ...

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Tesla to build world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia

An Australian state will install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in a “historic” deal with electric car firm Tesla ...

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Baidu boss investigated for riding in self-driving car

The head of Chinese online search giant Baidu is being investigated, after riding in one of the firm’s driverless cars ...

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Samsung salvages Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone

Samsung is releasing a new phone using parts from its Galaxy Note 7, which was axed after a battery fault ...

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French energy giant Total to sign South Pars gas deal

Iran’s oil ministry says Total, the french energy giant, will on Monday sign a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop an Iranian ...

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Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers

The introduction of a written English language test for private hire drivers has been delayed after Uber won the right ...

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Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power ...

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Japanese Airbag-maker Takata files for bankruptcy

Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of ...