BBC News - Business 26 February 2018

Move to cap 'rip-off' energy bills

A law to limit the cost of standard variable rate tariffs should be in place next winter.

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Can you predict a recession by looking at pregnancy rates?

Research from the US suggests a drop in conception rates could indicate a recession is on the way.

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Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy

The film studio co-founded by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has been unable to sell its assets.

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Carillion: Ex-finance chief 'dumped last of his shares'

The former finance chief of the collapse company sold his shares at the first possible moment, MPs say.

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Germany 'watchful' after Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler

Geely investment should not be a "gateway" for Chinese industrial policy interests, government says.

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Jeremy Corbyn backs permanent customs union after Brexit

The Labour leader announces a major shift in his party's policy on trade with the EU after Brexit.

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Primark sales hit by warm autumn weather

Milder weather than usual dented sales in October, but the fashion chain is upbeat about profit growth.

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Taiwan toilet paper panic: why is island caught short?

Island residents wipe shelves clean of the product as manufacturers warn of imminent price rises.

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Scotland to set 50p minimum unit price for alcohol

A minimum price per unit of alcohol will come into force in Scotland in May, with ministers recommending 50p.

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Are you sorry to see the end of the old-style £10 note?

On Thursday, the old-style £10 note will cease to be legal tender. Will we miss it?

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MWC 2018: Smartphone giants head to Barcelona

A showcase of the latest smartphones is taking place in Barcelona.

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