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- Asian shares lower after Fed meeting
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:59:21 GMT
Asian shares headed mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was still on track to raise interest rates this year.
- Royal Mail chairman to step down
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:38:53 GMT
The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.
- Shell to cut investment by $15bn
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:31:02 GMT
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.
- Pace of house price growth slows
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:21:21 GMT
The UK housing market has slowed for the fifth month in row, with annual house price inflation falling to 6.8% in January, Nationwide says.
- VIDEO: How much tax should big firms pay?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:12:22 GMT
Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?
- Arrest made in murder investigation
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:07:07 GMT
A man is arrested after police launch a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body in Botanic Avenue in Belfast.
- Subtitles make live TV 'unwatchable'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:06:16 GMT
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.
- Japan probes new 'hostage recording'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:57:08 GMT
Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
- Snow causing 'hazardous conditions'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:54:25 GMT
Wintry weather is causing hazardous conditions across many roads in Scotland with "be prepared" warnings of heavy snow still in place.
- Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:51:02 GMT
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun as he feared for his security, a colleague says.