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SFA rejects Ashley’s Gers stake hike

The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley’s request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.

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French jobless total at new record

The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.

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UK productivity shows small rise

UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.

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Takata president quits amid criticism

The boss of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is to step down, amid widespread criticism of how the company handled recent safety crises.

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BAE wins $1.2bn US Army contract

Defence giant BAE Systems is to supply the US Army with a fleet of armoured vehicles, in a contract reportedly worth $1.2bn.

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Christmas Day sees 2.9% at work

About 863,000 people were working on Christmas Day 2012 – 2.9% of the UK’s total workforce – according to the most up-to-date figures.

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VIDEO: Can reporter work mistletoe magic?

The BBC’s Steph McGovern surprises shoppers while reporting on Christmas sales.

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VIDEO: The vintage car investment boom

The market for vintage cars is booming as wealthy investors seek more unusual places to invest their money.

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The business of cathedrals

How the places of worship mix prayer with finance

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The year in business: 2014

Falling oil prices and questions over the euro