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Wesfarmers offers $706m for UK hardware business Homebase - ABC Online


ABC Online

Wesfarmers offers $706m for UK hardware business Homebase
ABC Online
If the takeover proceeds, Wesfarmers intends to invest in Homebase to create a new Bunnings-branded business over the next three-five years. The Australian conglomerate has extensive experience in hardware from its very successful Bunnings chain, but ...
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FTSE 'volatile' after China falls

Trading on the FTSE is jittery, with mining firms particularly volatile, after another day of sharp falls on China's stock market.

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ISIS threatens UK with suicide bombings - Business Standard


International Business Times

ISIS threatens UK with suicide bombings
Business Standard
... West Midlands police, said: "(We are) working hand-in-hand with counter- terrorism colleagues in London and security services to provide support to the French and Belgian investigations and of course to address any associated terrorism threat to ...
The ISIS ringleader of the Paris attacks has links with people in Birmingham ...Business Insider
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UK jobless total rises 10,000

Unemployment rose by 10,000 between May and July to 1.82 million, as basic earnings grew at the fastest rate since 2009.

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Egypt summon UK Ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial - Business Standard


Egypt summon UK Ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial
Business Standard
Egypt today summoned the British Ambassador here to object to his comments on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down three-year jail term to three Al Jazeera journalists, including two foreigners. The three Al-Jazeera journalists -- Canadian ...

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