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CBI boss: New levy may cause job losses

The head of the business lobby group the CBI warns of "significant" job losses as a result of the government's planned apprenticeship levy.

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Here are the 16 predictions Microsoft is making for 2016 - Business Insider


Business Insider

Here are the 16 predictions Microsoft is making for 2016
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Satya Nadella REUTERS/Robert GalbraithMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. Microsoft Research is the 1,000-strong arm of the company that deals ...

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Four-day shopping spree promises ?3bn sales record for UK retailers - The Guardian


The Guardian

Four-day shopping spree promises ?3bn sales record for UK retailers
The Guardian
Research analyst Experian, in conjunction with IMRG, the UK's industry association for online retailers, is predicting that online sales for Black Friday will hit ?1.07bn ? up 32% on last year and the first time internet sales will have exceeded ?1bn ...

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'Deep concern' over trade slowdown

A "deeply concerning" slowdown in trade, particularly with China, will lead to lower global economic growth this year, the OECD says.

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VIDEO: Indonesia to 'punish' firms over fires

Indonesia says it will punish companies found to be responsible for the forest fires which have caused a thick haze in the region

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