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BBC Business News
- Chinese stocks hit seven-year high
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:23:10 GMT
Mainland Chinese stocks hit fresh seven-year highs on Friday and notch up their biggest weekly gain in two months.
- Watchdog concerned by K-Y buy
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:16:36 GMT
Reckitt Benckiser's possible acquisition of the K-Y brand "could lead to higher prices for personal lubricants", says the UK's competition watchdog.
- Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:43:22 GMT
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.
- Vodafone leads FTSE 100 higher
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:32:38 GMT
Vodafone was the star performer on the FTSE 100 in early Friday trading, adding 2.8%, as the benchmark index made modest gains.
- Last Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:16:16 GMT
Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, after taking over ancient Palmyra.
- Alternative to adoption on the rise
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:15:31 GMT
The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
- Report into cover-up rape claims due
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:58:34 GMT
A review into how Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service handled allegations of rape and a cover-up will be published later.
- Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:33:56 GMT
Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.