BBC News - Business 10 January 2018

UK manufacturing output at its highest for 10 years

Manufacturing records its seventh consecutive month of growth, while industrial output also rises.

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Coconut controversy: Shoppers query use of plastic wrapping

Sainsbury's boss agrees the wrapping on coconuts is "daft" - but its supplier says it is recyclable.

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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over data breach

The regulator says its £400,000 fine follows the discovery of rudimentary mistakes by the retailer.

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Lidl reveals record-breaking December

Sales were up 16% on the same period in 2016 while nine new UK stores opened during the month.

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Sainsbury's boss says food price rise should ease this year

The boss of Sainsbury's expects inflation in grocery prices to reduce in the next six to nine months.

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Govia Thameslink franchise 'not providing value for money'

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern passengers suffer the worst disruption in the UK, a report says.

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Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.

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Ofgem boss: I'm sorry for failing vulnerable consumers

Dermot Nolan is cross-examined by MPs investigating the government's plans to cap some energy bills.

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Greece bailout protesters storm ministry in strike dispute

Trade unionists lambast the Greek labour minister over plans to curb strikes.

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Brexit: Financial services pivotal to 'bespoke' deal

Unnecessary trade barriers will only harm Europe, Philip Hammond and David Davis say on German trip.

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Plastic bag charge: 5p levy could be extended in England

Corner shops could be told to charge shoppers for single-use carrier bags under new government plans.

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Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts

A company linked to the Chinese government will operate the service in China from 28 February.

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Chinese business chiefs pay £12,000 for dinner with David Cameron

Chinese business leaders are offered the chance to pay for dinner and a photo with the ex-PM.

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