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BBC Business News

  • 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.

BBC News

  • 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.

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