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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.

BBC News

  • 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.

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