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Lloyds cuts a further 3,000 jobs and doubles branch closure plan
Lloyds Banking Group says it will cut a further 3,000 jobs and close 200 more branches, even as it reports a doubling of pre-tax profits.

Turkish terror attacks weigh on Thomas Cook profits
Thomas Cook expects to miss full-year profit targets after terror attacks in Turkey sent holidaymakers elsewhere.

British Gas profits fall as it loses 400,000 customers
Profits at British Gas fell by 7% in the first half of the year as the business lost nearly 400,000 customers.

Ford profits fall as it warns on US economic risks
Carmaker giant Ford has reported weaker-than-expected second quarter profits, in the face of stagnant US sales and a tougher market in China.

Oracle buys cloud pioneer NetSuite for $9.3bn
Software giant Oracle announces it is buying NetSuite, a pioneer of the fast-growing world of cloud computing, in a deal worth $9.3bn.

Brexit risks for booming car manufacturing, says SMMT
UK car production jumps more than 10% year-on-year but future growth may be hit if unrestricted access to the European Union is not maintained, the industry warns.

James Bond studio Pinewood to be sold
Pinewood Group is set to sell its film and television studios, including the 007 stage, to a property investor for £323.3m

Hinkley Point set to get final investment approval from France's EDF
Investment in the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades is set to get final approval later on Thursday from the company financing most of the project.

Facebook profits beat expectations
Facebook announces another exceptional quarter of growth, with profit climbing 186% from this time last year.

Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales
Strong smartphone sales help Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years.

AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller remains under threat
AB InBev's planned £50bn takeover of rival brewer SABMiller remains under threat from the double threat of the Brexit vote and a UK court ruling.

GSK: UK still 'attractive' post Brexit as it invests £275m
GlaxoSmithKline is to invest £275m into its UK manufacturing sites, saying the country remains "an attractive location" despite the Brexit vote.

Air France warns of 'concern about France as a destination'
Air France-KLM warns there is "special concern about France as a destination" as recent terror attacks weighed on sales in the second quarter of the year.

McDonald's to create 5,000 UK jobs
McDonald's says it will create 5,000 new jobs by the end of next year, taking its total number of employees in the UK to 115,000.

Hermes UK hounding low-paid workers, MP claims
Labour MP Frank Field calls for an investigation into working practices of courier firm Hermes UK, accusing the company of "hounding" its workers.

ITV braces for Brexit as profits rise
ITV says it will need to cut costs to prepare for economic uncertainty sparked by the UK's decision to quit the EU.

What's your most boring job?
What's the most boring job you've ever had? How about sorting out nuts and bolts, waiting for plastic widgets on a production line - or manually deleting subscribers from a list?

The hostel for business start-ups
In the Indian city of Bangalore, a hostel has opened specifically aimed at young people trying to start their own company.

Postal deliveries: A drone's eye view
Drones delivering our shopping could become a reality across Britain, says the BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Westcott.

World’s last VCR maker presses stop and ejects
The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.

What's the 'social bank of mum and dad'?
For young people from poorer backgrounds trying to get work, it's often a case of who you know more than what you know, according to new research.

General Motors puts $1bn India plan on hold
General Motors puts on hold a planned $1bn (£800m) investment in India, as it reassesses its strategy in the country.

Hunting ground
The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.

Babytalk
Whether your children are problems or prodigies, is it damaging to your career to talk about them too much in the workplace?

Tumblr's tumble
Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.

Unhealthy interest?
Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

What is ARM?
ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.

George Osborne
George Osborne has only ever had one cabinet post, chancellor of the exchequer and has been in charge of the nation's finances since 2010. How will he be remembered?

What is Line?
You might not have heard of Line, but the Japanese equivalent of Whatsapp is set to go public. Here's what you need to know about the company.

'Ikea of Africa'
South Africa's Steinhoff International has bought the UK discount retailer Poundland. Once known as the "Ikea of Africa" it has branched out from furniture.

Driver wars
New ride-hailing app Juno thinks it can overtake Uber by putting drivers first, but the path to success is unlikely to be a smooth ride.

Bank in the hand
Financial technology - or fintech - companies are shaking up banking, but do we trust start-ups yet with all our cash?

Inside track
Few of us may have known about Libor before it hit the news in 2012 when Barclays was fined and its chief executive resigned - but it has affected most of our financial lives.

Earn as you snooze
As businesses become ever more concerned about the impact of sleep deprivation, one company is now paying its staff to get a good night's shut-eye.

Brits wanted
As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.

Staying home
Following the Brexit vote, overseas holidays have become more expensive for Britons as the pound has fallen - so will more of us be holidaying in the UK this summer?

'Reassurance needed'
UK companies and business organisations say action to shore up stability and confidence is needed following the EU referendum result.

Be yourself
Qantas boss Alan Joyce explains why it's important to be yourself at work, and the benefits of having a diverse range of people at the top.

Secret bars
A look at the growing number of bars and restaurants which actively try to hide their location, and how they are able to attract customers while managing to stay under the mainstream radar.

'With all due respect'
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green gives a consummate performance as he is grilled by MPs who are investigating the demise of the retailer.

British Home Truths
How has Sir Philip Green, once dubbed the 'King of the High Street', ended up being hauled in front of MPs to be questioned on his stewardship of BHS.

Arise Sir Philip
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green goes before MPs on Wednesday to answer questions about the chain's sale and collapse, here are the five questions he should answer.

Computers for comrades
How Polish entrepreneur Tomasz Czechowicz helped bring capitalism back to Poland as communism collapsed in Eastern Europe in 1989.

What's in a name?
Since the growth of the militant group known by some as Isis, has the name become too toxic for businesses to use?

Tata pension plans
The government wants to reduce pensions payable to steelworkers, to make Tata Steel UK more attractive to a buyer - but how much will they lose?

Race for BHS
The fate of ailing department store BHS is likely to be decided later on Thursday, with an announcement expected from administrators Duff & Phelps.

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