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Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt

Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.

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London shares buoyed by Wall Street

London’s benchmark index closes 1.2% higher on Friday, building on Thursday’s sharp rise.

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Belarus moves to protect currency

Belarus’s central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.

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Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

Special coins issued by Zimbabwe’s central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.

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Power firms to get £1bn to stay open

Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

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Companies face ‘bloodbath’ in Russia

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a “bloodbath” because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

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VIDEO: India’s labour reforms anger unions

Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.

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VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage

For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.

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Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC story

Apple has said it is “deeply offended” by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

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Nigeria in new bid to defend naira

Nigeria’s central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.