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Australia energy firm AGL exits CSG mining business
…will no longer be a core business", AGL announced on Thursday. The company will abandon projects in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, absorbing an expected pre-tax write off of A$795m…


NEC in Birmingham celebrates 40 years of business
…Paul Thandi said new developments in the West Midlands could lead to further growth. The group was sold by Birmingham City Council to privately-owned Lloyds Banking Group's private equity business


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'Suspicious package' delivered to Lancashire business
…Bomb disposal experts were called to a suspected suspicious package delivered to a business in a Lancashire village. Police were called to reports of a suspicious package at Cellmark Forensic…


Government to shut Sheffield business office
…Nearly 250 jobs have been put at risk after the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced it will close its office in Sheffield. The department, which employs 247 staff, said… operating…


Great Tapestry of Scotland's Tweedbank business case examined
…The Scottish government has been asked to look at the business case for building a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Borders. Scottish Borders Council has agreed to… risky' "In my…


Tories offer prime cuts in business rates for small firms
…Supermarkets and other big businesses could face higher business rates under a Welsh Conservative government, with a tax cut for smaller companies. The Tories propose changing how rates are calculated…


Faringdon Business Park owner fined for illegal waste
…A company has been fined £20,000 for allowing illegal waste activities on an Oxfordshire business park. The Environment Agency said Tapecrown Ltd allowed waste to be stored, treated and burnt… at…


Letter from Africa: Why rat poison is big business in Nigeria
…need to be destroyed," he said, referencing images from the aftermath of Islamist militant bombings. Divine Chemicals was already in the business of rat poison before the insurgency began, but…


Rouhani arrives in Paris as Iran drums up business with France
… Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in France for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy. Mr Rouhani is expected to secure valuable trade deals following the…