19 April 2014 Last updated at 02:49

Giorgio Armani settles tax disputeModels present a creation from the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week, 24 February

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.


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The body representing electrical contractors urges CBI Scotland to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.

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People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

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