Aveva warns oil rout to hit revenues

Almost half of software maker’s sales come from oil and gas sector

Breakfast room belvidereplace

Belvidere Place, Broadstairs

Atmospheric dining near a spruced up seaside town

Andreessen to invest $58m in TransferWise

London start-up holds competitive bid process for backers

Foreign Currency including Euros, Yen, Dollars
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Currency moves blamed for profit warnings

Competition on the rise as companies adjust to growth environment

Technology does not possess divine right

Silicon Valley needs to engage with democratic governments

WANdisco launches $25m cash call

Tech group needs cash to tap demand for big data

The Shazam Entertainment Ltd. logo sits on a wall as an employee uses a smartphone in this arranged photo at the company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, July 26, 2013. Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB has invested $40 million in the London-based company behind the software with more than 70 million active users every month. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shazam valued at $1bn after funding round

Music discovery app continues push towards IPO

Tories pledge £300m for start-up loans

Party aims to push employment level to top of G7 table if elected

^BCancer cell division.^b Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of two prostate cancer cells in the final stage of cell division (cytokinesis). During this stage the cells' cytoplasm divides. Here the cells are joined by a thin cytoplasmic bridge. Cancer cells divide rapidly in a chaotic, uncontrolled manner. They may clump to form tumours, which invade and destroy surrounding tissues. Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland of the male reproductive system, located below the bladder. It can cause difficulty in passing urine and an increased need to urinate. Magnification unknown.
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Healthcare: Counting the cost of cancer

The cost of new drugs is pushing health budgets to the limit

Openrach engineer laying broadband cables
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Rural companies warn of broadband snags

Federation of Small Businesses fears ‘two-speed online economy’

Barbour warehouse workers to end strike

UK clothing group reaches deal with union over shifts and pay

Fat Face enjoys strong Christmas trading

Fashion retailer ignores Black Friday and delays start of sales

Pharma group Redx aims for £80m listing

Liverpool biotech backed by City Link owner eyes Aim

Harsh Black Friday lessons for retailers

Shops that did not join the stampede to discount fare better

Ice-battery fridge set to boost vaccines

Welsh start-up makes appliance that can run without electricity

Christmas discounting hits Majestic

Shares in wine retailer slide as analysts cut profit forecasts

Virtual assistants juggle family and work

Instead of full-time PAs, offices turn to home-based VAs

Rangers rebuffs Sarver takeover approach

Proposal from US businessman ‘does not adequately value’ club

City Link assets sold to rival DX Group

Administrators sell plant and machinery to City Link’s former MD

Rangers receives takeover approach

Offer would pit Phoenix Suns owner against Mike Ashley

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