Asos profits hit by fashion price-cutting

The online fashion giant says cutting prices to match rivals has not shifted more clothes.
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1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers

The bank and former employees are charged following an investigation of Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
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Energy firms SSE and Npower scrap merger plan

SSE says the new energy price cap was one factor behind the decision to scrap the deal.
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Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.
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Student loan change adds £12bn to deficit

A change in how student loans appear in the public finances will add pressure to cut tuition fees.
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Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

"Gig economy" workers will be better protected by a package of reforms, the government says.
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Nuisance call bosses face £500,000 fines

New rules will target directors of companies who make unsolicited calls to consumers.
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FCA under fire over Lloyds compensation scheme

A group representing small firms says there is no oversight of a scheme for fraud victims.
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HS2: MPs had 'enormously wrong' cost estimate, says whistleblower

A former HS2 boss says an early cost estimate MPs had was wrong by hundreds of millions of pounds.
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Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores amid a push into China

The British High Street store is struggling in the UK and wants to build its presence in China.
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Lord Sugar hires his Apprentice for 2018

Did swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon or nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth win?
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Bad weather hits Christmas shopping on the High Street

Icy temperatures and the lure of online shopping hit pre-Christmas retail sales.
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Restaurant insolvencies jump as diners stay at home

The number of businesses going bust surges as diners stay at home, new figures show.
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HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34

New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him.
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'If you can do something yourself, do it yourself'

Ariel Booker, co-founder of CanO Water, says many firms often spend money unnecessarily on things that won't help them.
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Brexit Basics: The single market explained

Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.
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How traffic lights became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how traffic lights became a million dollar idea.
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Branson: Hard Brexit would torpedo some Virgin firms

Sir Richard Branson has spoken out against a hard Brexit, warning it would be "an absolute disaster".
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo: The view from the edge of space

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.
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Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?

Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
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Love Islanders' Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad

Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?
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'The wrong investors can lead to meltdown'

Choose investors carefully as "the wrong ones can lead to meltdown", says CEO Nikolay Piriankov.
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'I gave myself two weeks to come up with a business idea'

How Payal Kadakia set up and built fitness class booking website ClassPass, which is now said to be worth $470m.
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What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?

What lessons can the we learn from the economic ructions suffered by New Zealand in 1973 when the UK joined the EEC?
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Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

The ONS is about to announce how it will treat student loans in the national accounts. Will it lead to changes in student finance?
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Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn't technology, it's regulation and public acceptance.
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Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who's the real winner - retailers or charity?
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Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food.
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'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

As the EU threatens to end Cambodia's tariff-free status, textile workers fear it could lead to factory closures and job losses.
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The Germans solving rising rents with people power

Living in gentrified areas of Munich is getting pricey - but these renters say they have the answer.
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The bar where your cash is worthless

As more firms around the world refuse to take cash, does this mean the end for notes and coins?
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Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...

What should you do when someone gets your name wrong in the professional sphere?
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Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada for allegedly breaking US sanctions against Iran.
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'I was divorced and missed having company'

Rupert Hunt created flat-sharing website SpareRoom - and then ended up needing to use it himself after his marriage ended.
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Vijay Mallya: India's most controversial businessman?

Once called the "King of Good Times" due to his extravagant lifestyle, Vijay Mallya has been embroiled in financial scandals since 2012.
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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.
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