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VIDEO: Why is Standard Chartered making cuts?

Standard Chartered, the Asia-focused UK bank, is to cut 15,000 jobs by 2018 and raise $5.1bn (?3.3bn) to create a "focused and well-capitalised" group.

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Unions hail blacklisting breakthrough

Trade unions have claimed a significant breakthrough in a long-running legal case over alleged blacklisting in the construction industry.

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The four-decade story of Glencore's explosive rise and fall - Business Insider


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The four-decade story of Glencore's explosive rise and fall
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The company's name doesn't give much away about what it does, and it's a relative newcomer to the public markets, listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2011. But it's important to understand what trouble at Glencore means because of the huge size of ...

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VIDEO: English plastic bag use... in numbers

As a new 5p charge on plastic bags rolls out in English supermarkets, BBC News takes a look at the numbers behind plastic bag use in England.

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