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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:10 GMT
IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:28 GMT
Barclays challenges US fraud case
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:33:05 GMT
GM profits hit by recall problems
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:13:20 GMT
Banks face tougher accounting rules
Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:02:39 GMT
Register 'fails to stop cold calls'
Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:06 GMT
Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:20:38 GMT
UK retail sales continue to grow
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:59 GMT
Alstom charged with corruption
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:09 GMT
Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs
More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:58:56 GMT
Carbon concerns over wood burning
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:03 GMT
'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:44:28 GMT
Standard Chartered board backs execs
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:11:43 GMT
'Act now' on tax credit renewal
Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:32 GMT
Spanish unemployment below 25%
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:30:29 GMT
Bigger payout for power cut victims
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:43 GMT
Websites frozen in pension campaign
Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:34:08 GMT
European Central Bank website hacked
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:55:59 GMT
LG Electronics sees big profit jump
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:55 GMT
Herbalife dodges "death blow"
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman fails to land his promised "death blow" on diet shake company, Herbalife.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:16:49 GMT
British holidaymakers return to Spain
The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:13:31 GMT
Watchdog launches full energy probe
The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:10 GMT
Young adults face housing squeeze
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:29:26 GMT
Disability benefits flaws 'grave'
Parts of the disability benefits system require a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:34:56 GMT
China manufacturing growth speeds up
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:02 GMT
IMF forecasts lower US growth
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:13:04 GMT
South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:50:25 GMT
A company born out of frustration
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:24:38 GMT
Akubra: Keeping it in the family
Akubra has been run by one family for five generations and their handsome felt hats, which are made with rabbit fur, are very much a part of Australia's national identity.

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:34:10 GMT
Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur
Aged just eight, Michal Stencl knew he wanted to be a computer programmer - now he runs a firm selling one of world's most popular apps.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:51:52 GMT
Labour considers sport betting levy
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:28:30 GMT
Real Madrid 'most valuable team'
Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:13:21 GMT
Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil
Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:43 GMT
VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:26:17 GMT
VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power
Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:33 GMT
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:24:26 GMT
VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:28:06 GMT
VIDEO: Facebook profits surge on mobile ads
Facebook has reported a 138% jump in net income in the second quarter on booming advertising revenue.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:49:34 GMT
VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:29:35 GMT
VIDEO: Saudi Arabian stock market opens up
Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:56:06 GMT
VIDEO: Questions over flight path oversight
The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has raised questions over how flight paths are regulated.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:08 GMT
The rise of solo dining
The restaurants that love solo diners

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:57 GMT
From an orphanage to entrepreneur
From living in an orphanage to a self-made millionaire

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:45 GMT
Germany and Russia's contradictory relationship
Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:44:04 GMT
Digesting China's latest food scare
Digesting China's latest food scandal

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:51 GMT
How many Greek legends were really true?
How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:02 GMT
Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?
How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching

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