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China's Factories Slowing, Surveys Show
SYDNEY, Australia - Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, surveys showed Monday, stoking speculation that further stimulus measures would be needed to prevent the economy from stumbling.
UK manufacturing activity at 14-month low  Financial Times
Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing  Business Standard
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'boris island' plan to be rejected
London Mayor Boris Johnson is expected to hear that his so-called Boris Island Thames Estuary airport plan has been officially rejected today.
A Blow for BoJo: 'Boris Island' to be Rejected by by the Airports ...  International Business Times UK
Sadly, the Government isn't about to land on an airport solution
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Star fund manager Neil Woodford dumps holding in HSBC as bank faces fines
One of Britain's most influential and best known fund managers has decided to sell his holding in HSBC due to fears it will be hit with huge fines.
UK fund star Woodford dumps HSBC on banking fine inflation fears  Reuters UK
Libor and FX Fixing: HSBC Stake Sold by Fund Manager Neil Woodford  International Business Times UK
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'We have to take our destiny in our hands': New Tesco chief Dave Lewis ...
The new boss of Tesco yesterday said the supermarket needed 'urgent' change to stem its decline. On his first day in the job Dave Lewis told staff 'we have to take our destiny in our hands' and warned of major reforms to all parts of the company.
Tesco's new man Dave Lewis should put customers first  The Independent
New Tesco chief pledges to address loss of market share  Financial Times
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Quindell 'to buy RAC out of car black box joint venture'
Quindell, the insurance claims processor, is to buy RAC out of its joint venture, according to reports. The London-listed firm will announce on Tuesday that it is taking control of Connected Car Solutions, a business set up in April to install �black box� tracking ...
Quindell Buys RAC Stake In Black Box Venture  Key 103 Manchester
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Scottish manufacturers report lowest orders in UK
Scottish manufacturers have reported the lowest orders and employment of any part of the UK over the last three months, according to a survey.
Optimism continues as growth slows in UK sector  Yorkshire Post
UK manufacturing growth slows as Europe stalls  Re:locate Magazine
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Happy with your bank? Complaints have fallen 42pc
The number of complaints against British banks fell by nearly 42pc in the first half of 2014, driven by a decline in the number of cases relating to the mis-selling of loan insurance, the Financial Ombudsman Service.
PPI Complaints to UK Financial Mediator Drop by 50%  Businessweek
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Fatberg 'as big as a Boeing 747'
IF you tip hot fat down your kitchen sink, poke food down the drain or put moistened towelettes down the toilet, this is what is likely to happen.
Fatberg the size of a jumbo jet strikes central London  Daily Mail
'Fatberg' the length of Boeing 747 blocks London sewer � takes four ...  Courier Mail
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Vacuum cleaner debate hots up
Mr Vacuum Cleaner has swept into the debate over the EU's import ban on high-wattage vacuum cleaners. James Brown, who runs the vacuum cleaner museum in Derbyshire, says a high wattage is no guarantee of good suction.
Fourfold rise in sales of super vacuums before new EU regulations  Daily Mail
Brits say 'EU sucks' over vacuum cleaner ban  NBC Montana
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Sports media business Perform soars after Access �700m bid
Shares in sports media business Perform rocketed by a quarter after a �700million bid for the group. The company, which distributes live sports videos and data, boasts TV sports presenter Gabby Logan as a director.
Blavatnik's Access bids to buy Perform  Daily Sabah
Len Blavatnik in �700m buyout bid for Perform  The Independent
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