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Spinvox bought by Nuance for £64m
Voice-to-text company Spinvox has been bought by speech recognition firm Nuance.
UK house prices up for sixth month
House prices in England and Wales rose for the sixth month in a row in November, the Land Registry says.
France to rethink carbon tax plan
A new carbon tax that was supposed to go into effect in France at New Year is struck down, in a blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy.
London firm to bid for West Ham
London-based financial company Intermarket confirms that it will make a takeover bid for West Ham United.
Chelsea now 'virtually debt-free'
Chelsea Football Club says it is now "virtually debt-free" after turning most of its liabilities into equity.
Shell oil case set to go to court
A Dutch court rules it has the authority to hear a case brought by Nigerian farmers against Royal Dutch Shell.
Monarch hits back at Paddy Power
Monarch Airlines hits back at bookmaker Paddy Power for running a book claiming it could be the next carrier to collapse.
Firms move production back to UK
Manufacturers are moving production back to the UK amid concerns about quality and higher freight costs, a report says.
China invests in Canada oil sands
Asia's largest oil company, PetroChina, agrees to buy a 60% stake in two planned Canadian oil sands projects for $1.7bn.
French public debt hits new high
France's public debt rises to a new high of 76% after additional state spending during the downturn, figures show.
Japan Airlines shares fall 24%
Japan Airlines' shares plunge to another new low on growing worries the carrier will file for bankruptcy.
Banks 'must lend more' next year
There should be more competition in the banking sector with more lending by non-UK banks to small firms, a business group says.
How selling virtual goods makes billions
Will 2010 will be the year for 3D technology?
The crisis can't just be blamed on derivatives
Why flat owners should extend or buy their leases
A property expert says flat owners should buy or extend their leases if they have less than 80 years to run.
How stock market falls have forced an investor rethink
London firms raise record £82.5bn
Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have raised a record £82.5bn from share issues in 2009.
Lehman administrators repay $11bn
Administrators of the bust investment bank Lehman Brothers announce plans to repay $11bn in assets.
Nokia turns up heat on Apple
Nokia ramps up its legal fight against Apple, claiming that almost all of its products infringe its patents.