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Euro falls sharply on Syriza victory
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:52:30 GMT

The euro dipped to an 11-year low after the anti-austerity party Syriza's victory in the Greek elections.

BHS takeover approaches considered
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:21 GMT

Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches".

Aer Lingus 'to accept' new IAG bid
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:30 GMT

Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.

Specialist unit 'nets 60% more tax'
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:00:03 GMT

A specialist tax avoidance and evasion unit targeting UK residents earning more than £150,000 collected 60% more revenue last year.

India and US seal nuclear deal
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:03:40 GMT

India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.

Goldman Sachs urges UK to stay in EU
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:10:56 GMT

The president of Goldman Sachs says Britain should stay in the EU to ensure London remains a "great financial capital of the world".

ECB warns over 'weakened' EU project
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:34:47 GMT

A top official at the European Central Bank warns that unemployment and low growth are undermining the European Union.

Concern over pension advice service
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:37:40 GMT

A leading pensions expert says the government's new pension advice service will not be properly staffed by the launch date of 6 April.

Ukraine bailout 'credibility' boost
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:39:09 GMT

Ukraine's new finance minister Natalie Jaresko says a proposed bailout package from the International Monetary Fund will be "sufficient to rebuild credibility" in the country's economy.

Saxo Bank faces £70m Swiss losses
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:29:34 GMT

Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations

Li Ka-shing set to buy O2 for £10bn
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:12:34 GMT

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).

Carney: Tech firms' tax 'very small'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:09:49 GMT

The amount of tax paid by some technology firms is "very small" relative to their returns, the governor of the Bank of England says.

Deal fever fuels sharp FTSE 100 rise
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:07:07 GMT

Blue-chip index posts biggest weekly gain since 2011 in the wake of ECB stimulus and a £10bn takeover offer for O2.

Apple's Tim Cook salary up over 40%
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:52 GMT

Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company.

Pound at new high against euro
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:51:52 GMT

Investors respond to Mario Draghi's plan to revive flagging eurozone economies by selling the euro, pushing sterling to a seven-year high.

What next for Saudi oil policy?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:19:03 GMT

BBC economics correspondent, Andrew Walker, with his assessment of what a new ruler in Saudi Arabia will mean for oil policy.

Energy firm price cuts are 'token'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:27:15 GMT

Energy firms are being accused of "token price cuts" and failing to pass on larger savings to their customers.

Economist chooses first female editor
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:10:14 GMT

The influential 172-year-old publication sells 1.6m print copies a week

Tootsie Roll boss dies at age of 95
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:35:05 GMT

Tootsie Roll chief executive Melvin Gordon dies at the age of 95 after leading the US confectionery firm for more than five decades.

Benefits cuts 'cost families £489'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:27:38 GMT

Coalition austerity changes to taxes and benefits have cost the average UK household £489 a year, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Car-buying spree boosts borrowing
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:23:53 GMT

Consumer borrowing hit a near seven-year high in November, mainly as a result of new car sales, Bank of England figures show.

Royal Mail Christmas parcels up 4%
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:06:09 GMT

Royal Mail says it delivered 120 million parcels during December, a rise of 4% on a year earlier.

South Korea growth hits six year low
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:34:00 GMT

Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.

Chinese manufacturing growth stalls
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:28:02 GMT

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second consecutive month, according to a preliminary survey on Friday.

Eurozone growth picks up, survey says
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:29:46 GMT

A key survey of eurozone business activity reached a five month high in January, but firms are cutting prices at their fastest rate in five years.

Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01:17 GMT

Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.

The inspiration behind a bike light
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:39:56 GMT

How UK entrepreneur Emily Brooke was inspired to develop a new bicycle light, the Blaze Laserlight, which as the name suggests, projects a laser onto the road.

The woes of Fukushima's sake brewers
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:17:26 GMT

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, sales of sake from the region have plummeted, with radiation fears putting off Japanese consumers and China banning their import.

Real stay top of football rich list
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:11:40 GMT

Real Madrid again tops the Deloitte football money league, but English Premier League clubs take eight of the top 20 spots.

Olympic cities 'must allow' women
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:22:50 GMT

The head of the International Olympic Committee says any country bidding to host the Games must make a commitment to "non-discrimination".

King confident over Rangers role
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:47:01 GMT

Dave King insists his tax history in South Africa will not preclude him from becoming a director of Rangers.

VIDEO: How to build a popular car website
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:05:28 GMT

Datshiane Navanayagam meets Adam Ebrahim, founder and boss of popular car enthusiasts website Car Throttle.

VIDEO: Goodbye gadgets: SkyMall files for bankruptcy
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:44:28 GMT

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.

VIDEO: Who would you put on a banknote?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:14:53 GMT

BBC Breakfast asks members of the public whose face they would like to see on Bank of England notes.

VIDEO: Carney welcomes ECB stimulus
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:50:56 GMT

The governor of the Bank of England welcomes the European Central Bank's decision to roll-out a €1.1 trillion (£834bn) stimulus package.

VIDEO: Davos focus turns to climate change
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:34:27 GMT

Climate change poses huge potential risks to global economies and will be high on the agenda at Davos.

VIDEO: Osborne against 'major tax rises'
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:47:43 GMT

Chancellor George Osborne has rejected claims that "major tax rises" are needed to fund the UK's public services.

VIDEO: Kenyan media: Is it profitable?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:48:28 GMT

With 20 privately-owned television stations and over 370 radio stations, Kenya's media industry is vibrant but not necessarily lucrative.

VIDEO: Botswana's first youth radio station
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:10:33 GMT

Founder of Yarona FM, Percy Raditladi, talks about the rise of the radio station and its plans for the future.

Whatever happened to the future?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:18 GMT

Whatever happened to the future of transport?

The petrol head and his hit car website
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:22 GMT

The young car fan whose website is a growing hit with petrolheads

The man with 26 million students
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:55 GMT

The young entrepreneur tackling the 'skills gap'

Davos 2015: In Pictures
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:49:58 GMT

Queues, snowmen and CEOs

The pitfalls of trying to find a decent savings rate
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:30:32 GMT

Can things get any worse for beleaguered savers?

The man who wants to add O2 to Three
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:40:42 GMT

Li Ka-shing: The man who wants to add O2 to Three

Regret apps: Delete the embarrassing
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:04 GMT

The business of taking back embarrassing messages

VIDEO: The Business of Tennis - Men v Women
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:01:58 GMT

Have women tennis players smashed the gender pay gap?

Swiss fear hangover as ECB injects cash
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:17:51 GMT

Swiss fear long hangover as ECB injects cash

Ellen MacArthur's circular economy
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:06:21 GMT

Why Ellen MacArthur is still going around in circles

What is quantitative easing?
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:56:26 GMT

What exactly is it and how does it work?

Targeting employment or unemployment
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:18:44 GMT

Why Mr Cameron is targeting employment

Cyber attacks worry Davos elites
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:03:50 GMT

Cyber attacks worry Davos elites