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Earnings rise fastest for the low-paid, says ONS
Earnings have risen fastest among the lowest paid due to higher minimum wage levels, figures suggest.

Tata sacking: Cyrus Mistry was 'lame duck' chairman
Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry attacks the firm and warns it faces the risk of huge writedowns.

Lloyds sets aside extra £1bn for PPI mis-selling
Lloyds sets aside a further £1bn to pay compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance.

GlaxoSmithKline sees profit surge on weak pound
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline saw profits surge in the third quarter, aided by the recent fall in sterling.

Coke sales continue to lose their fizz
Coca-Cola's global sales slide 7% to $10.6bn in the three months to September as consumers keep the lid on carbonated drinks.

Vodafone fined £4.6m by Ofcom for breaking customer rules
Vodafone is fined £4.6m by regulator Ofcom for breaking consumer protection rules.

Clydesdale confirms Williams & Glyn offer
Clydesdale Bank confirms it has made an offer for Williams & Glyn, the banking business that RBS failed to sell to Santander.

Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says
The World Economic Forum estimates that globally women work 39 more days a year than men when unpaid labour is factored in.

Nintendo profits hit despite Pokemon Go popularity
The popularity of Pokemon Go fails to stop Nintendo from issuing a profit warning, which it blames on poor Wii U sales and a strong yen.

Cashing in small pensions 'more popular'
More retirees cash in their pension pots, but the amount they typically withdraw falls to about £10,000.

Emerging markets boost Banco Santander
Spanish bank Santander reports a rise in net profit in the third quarter compared with a year ago, helped by its performance in emerging markets in Latin America.

Flybe chief executive Saad Hammad quits
Flybe chief executive Saad Hammad steps down unexpectedly after three years in the role.

300 jobs at risk at online bike retailer
The online bike retailer WiggleCRC is planning to cut around 300 jobs at the former Chain Reaction's plant in County Antrim

FTSE 100 lower as mining shares slide
London's leading share index falls, dragged lower by weak mining stocks.