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Labour warns over pension charges
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:54 GMT

Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.

China rate cut spurs global markets
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:13 GMT

A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs

RBS admits error in stress test data
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:05:14 GMT

State-backed bank Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) says a data error means it only just passed a European stress test of its balance sheet.

Aviva and Friends Life discuss merger
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:33:16 GMT

Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.

Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:49:38 GMT

Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:03:57 GMT

American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:27:31 GMT

James Dyson tells the BBC it's important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.

HSBC under investigation in France
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:07:59 GMT

HSBC's Swiss-based private banking arm confirms it has been placed under formal investigation in France, days after being accused of tax fraud by Belgium authorities.

Treasury revises debt recovery plans
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:14:48 GMT

Taxpayers will have longer to appeal before HM Revenue and Customs can raid their bank accounts for unpaid taxes, under revised plans released by the Treasury.

Malaysia to end fuel subsidies
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:01:08 GMT

Malaysia plans to end petrol and diesel subsidies from December in an attempt to save billions of dollars and reduce its fiscal deficit.

Sotheby's chief executive steps down
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:14:16 GMT

The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

China rate cut lifts mining shares
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:04:33 GMT

News of an interest rate cut in China sends shares in mining companies higher, boosting the FTSE 100.

JJB Sports boss guilty of £1m fraud
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:27:41 GMT

The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, is convicted of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.

UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:45:53 GMT

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.

Uber in Singapore taxi app regulation
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:54:49 GMT

Singapore plans to regulate third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber by capping fees and limiting them to use only licensed vehicles and drivers.

Holy trademark! Batman v Valencia
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:29:23 GMT

La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:22:18 GMT

A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

More IT glitches for RBS customers
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:10 GMT

Some Royal Bank of Scotland customers suffer from problems using cards in stores and at cash machines, the day after the bank was fined £56m for its 2012 IT meltdown.

Gender pay gap shrinks to record low
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:31:41 GMT

The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.

RBS fined £56m over computer failure
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:53:26 GMT

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.

UK retail sales rise 0.8% in October
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:50:32 GMT

UK retail sales rise 0.8% October compared with September, and is 4.3% up on October 2013, according to official figures.

China's factory activity stagnates
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:15:47 GMT

Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.

Fed in easy decision to end stimulus
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:42:15 GMT

Despite turmoil in emerging markets, the US Federal Reserve reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, latest minutes reveal.

UAE's female fashion designers
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:10:46 GMT

As more Emirati women enter the private sector, a growing number are going into fashion design, reports Verity Ratcliffe from Dubai.

Afghan businesses hope for change
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:17:16 GMT

The new government in Afghanistan says it wants to make it easier to do business in the country - but will things change?

Ex-convict turned chef cooks up social change
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:19:01 GMT

A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.

Scala to assess 'corruption' reports
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:41:11 GMT

The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate reports into alleged World Cup corruption.

Premier League faces TV rights probe
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:47:50 GMT

Ofcom opens an investigation into how the Premier League sells live TV media rights for its football matches following a complaint from Virgin Media.

Manchester United sees revenues fall
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:01:45 GMT

Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 9.9% to £88.7m for the three months to the end of September.

VIDEO: Gebrselassie: From track to business
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:29:05 GMT

How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.

VIDEO: 'Creating Google' for Myanmar
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:39 GMT

Chief executive Rahul Batra explains his ambitions for the Burmese search engine Bindez.

VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:18:51 GMT

The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.

VIDEO: India's online shopping revolution
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:45:59 GMT

The e-commerce industry in India is accelerating rapidly, but some worry the supply chain may not keep up with demand.

VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:37:29 GMT

The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:32:32 GMT

Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

VIDEO: Myanmar: Investment will create jobs
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:59:53 GMT

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.

VIDEO: Philippines' Aquino on business hurdles
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:56:55 GMT

The Philippines economy is performing well but challenges remain. The country's president tells us his plans to tackle red tape in the business environment and poverty.

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:00:16 GMT

Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom

The Christmas 0% credit card rush
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:00:08 GMT

Are 0% interest credit card deals a good idea?

Scandal strains Brazil's giant Petrobras
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:32:01 GMT

The mammoth corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's oil colossus Petrobras

Why is Formula 1 in crisis?
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:21:28 GMT

What are the root causes of F1's financial troubles?

Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:29:06 GMT

Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

Crowd investing opens up high finance
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:34:20 GMT

How crowd investment platforms are shaking up start-up land

China's increasing demands for gas
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:22:34 GMT

China's growing demand for Turkmenistan's gas

How McDonald's conquered India
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:51:45 GMT

How McDonald's changed its menu to succeed in India

Child labour laws: A step back for advancing Bolivia?
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:07:22 GMT

Are child labour laws a step back for advancing Bolivia?

How much is everything in the UK worth?
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:58:21 GMT

What would you get if you sold everything in the UK?