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RBS may face further action by financial regulator

The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the bank's treatment of some small business customers.

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Former HSBC banker found guilty of fraud in the US

US prosecutors said Mark Johnson defrauded Cairn Energy in a $3.5bn currency deal.

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Harvey Weinstein: Company faces civil rights inquiry

The investigation in New York follows sexual assault allegations made against Harvey Weinstein.

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UK to help CES tech start-ups after expo chief's criticism

The government will fund small firms to attend the tech expo after claims it did little last time.

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Amazon receives 200-plus headquarters proposals

Cities across North America are competing to be home to Amazon's next hub.

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I'll drink to that: Craft brewers pour their own pints

As the number of UK breweries returns to 1930s levels, micro-brewers are serving their own beers.

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PPI complaints rise 24% in six months, says FCA

The rise occurred even before the FCA announced a deadline for all PPI complaints.

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Bank of America's Merrill Lynch fined £35m by UK watchdog

Bank of America's Merrill Lynch is sanctioned for failing to report 69 million financial trades.

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Dr Martens sees rising revenues in east Asia

The British bootmaker sees a big revenue boost from stores in east Asia.

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TV tower firm Arqiva eyes £6bn UK listing

The UK's largest owner of broadcasting masts, Arqiva, plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.

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Brexit: Business lobby groups call for transition deal clarity

Britain's five biggest business lobby groups unite to call for swift action on transition plans.

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China lifts ban on stinky cheese

Import ban on Roquefort, Brie, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola and Stilton to be lifted immediately.

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Dividend payouts this year are on track for a record £94bn

Dividends are set to hit a new record this year, boosted by higher payouts from mining firms.

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Toshiba forecasts loss due to tax hit on chip sale

The Japanese firm agreed last month to sell its chip unit to cover heavy losses at its US nuclear unit.

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Chancellor told to freeze taxes in Budget

Philip Hammond is urged to help companies prepare for Brexit and not prioritise 'giveaways'.

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Spire shares soar on Mediclinic bid rejection

Private hospital chain Spire shares jump on news of a rejected bid from South Africa's Mediclinic.

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Nikkei hits new highs after Japan election

Investors bet on a continuation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.

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Genetic scientists work to save global banana industry

Scientists in Australia are using genetic engineering to try and save the world's banana industry.

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CEO Secrets: People matter more than I had ever thought

CEO Secrets: What a professional business advisor learnt from running his own firm.

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