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Venezuelans confused as Maduro's economic plan starts

2018-08-20 13:43:00| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

A government plan to curb inflation comes into force but there is confusion about how it will work.

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Spinnova secures funding to accelerate pilot factory

2018-08-20 13:02:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

Finland-based fibre technology company Spinnova - which is working to develop what it describes as 'the world's most sustainable textile fibre' - has secured additional financing to secure the next phase in its growth, including ramping up production at its pilot factory.

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UK funding to research hazardous chemicals impact

2018-08-20 12:50:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has been awarded GBP6m (US$7.6m) to undertake research into the effects potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on habitats and wildlife.

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Countrywide scraps bosses' 20m bonus package

2018-08-20 12:40:30| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

A backlash from investors prompts the UK's largest estate agency to cancel a new incentive package.

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Walmart completes investment in India's Flipkart

2018-08-20 12:37:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

Retail behemoth Walmart has completed its majority stake acquisition in Indian e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.

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Jamie Oliver's 'jerk rice' accused of cultural appropriation

2018-08-20 12:12:12| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Labour MP Dawn Butler has criticised the chef, saying "this appropriation from Jamaica needs to stop".

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Energy switch firm in record Dragon deal

2018-08-20 12:06:40| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The co-founders of Look After My Bills are "delighted" after selling a 3% stake for 120,000.

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Apple 'pulls gambling apps from China App Store'

2018-08-20 10:32:04| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The reported removal of thousands of apps follows criticism by Chinese state media.

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Mulberry shares dive 30% on House of Fraser loss warning

2018-08-20 10:01:58| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The luxury handbag brand warns of tough trading and says House of Fraser's woes will cost it 3m.

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PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

2018-08-20 09:46:24| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The deal gives Pepsi a new way of reaching customers as sugary drinks become less popular.

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