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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:20 GMT
Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs
Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:06 GMT
Shares rise in London on 'No' vote
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:27 GMT
Prada profit hit by fall in sales
The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:07 GMT
Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:41 GMT
South Sudan dismays investors
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:50 GMT
WPP moves into Mongolia
A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:14:29 GMT
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:12:01 GMT
Rents 'rising faster than inflation'
The cost of renting a home in England and Wales rose faster than inflation in the year to August, climbing 2.4%, according to a survey.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:52:10 GMT
Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a target to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:46 GMT
Phones 4U 'rescue' attempt fails
A group of bondholders in the collapsed retail chain, Phones 4U, have failed in an 11th-hour plan to rescue the company.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:03:18 GMT
Clash over car tax disc changes
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:09:52 GMT
Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:43:34 GMT
ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:08:22 GMT
Airlines' luggage surcharges 'legal'
Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to customers checking-in their luggage, a court rules.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:04 GMT
'Thousands lie' on motor cover forms
A total of 180,675 fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected by the industry last year, a trade body says.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:45:58 GMT
Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:31:51 GMT
Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:04:33 GMT
Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:06:23 GMT
Bank 'tops customer service ratings'
Online bank First Direct has topped a customer service league compiled by consumer group Which?, with Npower ranked bottom.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:35 GMT
Irish economy bounces back strongly
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:59:57 GMT
India and China sign landmark deals
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:38:42 GMT
US Fed to end stimulus in October
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:28:02 GMT
The PoW who built a $180m business
A profile of Everett Alvarez, the former US Navy pilot, who spent eight and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, before a successful career in government and business.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:28 GMT
Africa's first education tablet
Ivorian Coast entrepreneur Thierry N'Doufou talks about how he developed a tablet computer which he wants to be used by all school children in the country.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:02:10 GMT
How to be a big fish in a small pond
Singaporean businessman Kenny Yap says he aims to be the world's biggest tropical fish exporters: "I like being a big fish in a small pond," he tells the BBC.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:06 GMT
Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:26:46 GMT
US firm assessing offer for Tottenham
US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:16:16 GMT
Man United predicts fall in profit
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:15:51 GMT
VIDEO: Alibaba shares begin trading in NY
Shares in Alibaba, the Chinese online retailer, have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:03:40 GMT
VIDEO: Pound and shares rise on 'No' vote
The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:40:23 GMT
VIDEO: Kenya's blooming flower industry
Despite a temporary slump in the market, Kenya's flower sector delivered $500m in sales in 2013.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:58 GMT
VIDEO: GSK receives record fine in China
Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is fined $490m (£297m) after being found guilt of bribery by a Chinese court.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:06 GMT
VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:17:17 GMT
VIDEO: Post-Westgate: Kenya's security push
One year after armed members of Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on the new methods being used to train security guards.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:16 GMT
AUDIO: Lord Hill objections 'barrel-scraping'
MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:49:25 GMT
VIDEO: Job figures 'very encouraging'
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said the latest unemployment figures are "very encouraging".

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:39 GMT
'No' vote to alter tax and benefits
How 'No' vote will alter Scottish tax and benefits

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:41:14 GMT
Jack Ma: The man behind Alibaba
The man behind China's internet giant Alibaba

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:11:32 GMT
Kenyan security industry grows post-Westgate
Kenya's security sector grows in aftermath of Westgate attack

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:04:56 GMT
India's farmers turn to technology
India's farmers turn to tech to cope with climate change

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:03:11 GMT
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:42:15 GMT
Glimpse at the High Street 2020
How will we shop in 2020?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:20:37 GMT
Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi

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