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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:02 GMT
Banks may be forced to boost reserves
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT
US shares close at record levels
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT
Former Android boss leaves Google
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:16:49 GMT
Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT
BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:50 GMT
RBS reserves £400m for currency probe
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:50:23 GMT
FTSE up on bank news and Japan move
The FTSE 100 rises more than 1% as investors breathed a sigh of relief over Bank of England plans for capital reserves and welcomed news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT
Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:49:14 GMT
BA owner raises profit forecast
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, raises its profit forecast after it reports a 30% increase in third-quarter profits.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:49 GMT
Sony reports loss of $1.2bn
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT
Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:55:34 GMT
ANZ bank announces record profit
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:33:20 GMT
Starbucks sales disappoint investors
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:19:33 GMT
Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:43:59 GMT
Tesco ATM promises 'free erections'
There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:24:55 GMT
Housing market 'losing momentum'
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:55 GMT
Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:05:37 GMT
Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:38 GMT
US posts better-than-expected growth
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:28:18 GMT
US Fed ends QE stimulus programme
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:31:31 GMT
Singapore 'best place for business'
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:52 GMT
Change in China for family succession
Chinese entrepreneurs have typically chosen family members as their successors, but that tradition is now shifting.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:19:12 GMT
Australia's flexible small firms
A growing number of Australian small firms are allowing their staff to work flexibly and are offering unusual benefits, saying it improves both morale and productivity.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:02:27 GMT
The man who built a chocolate empire
Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell explains how he created a corporate mints provider which he transformed into a chocolate empire.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:32 GMT
NFL could give UK 'more than £100m'
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:19:33 GMT
Hearts 'will adopt living wage'
Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:02:42 GMT
'Prize money gap needs to be closed'
Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:41:47 GMT
VIDEO: Contactless payment 'security flaw'
Researchers claim they have found a security flaw with Visa contactless payment cards.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:19:39 GMT
VIDEO: 'I don't know what my destiny is'
A day in the life of Ismael Diabate, an economic migrant stranded in the Moroccan capital of Rabat.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:07 GMT
VIDEO: Morocco's offshore oil dispute
US oil company Kosmos Energy is to begin drilling off the coast of Western Sahara - a disputed territory claimed by both the Moroccan government and separatists from the indigenous Saharawi people.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:23:42 GMT
VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:27:11 GMT
VIDEO: Can Indian consumers shop for less?
The BBC's Yogita Limaye asks if ordinary people are witnessing a real change in the cost of living due to slowing inflation.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:58 GMT
VIDEO: Is data the next frontier in Africa?
With the vast majority of people choosing mobile phones over fixed lines, is data the next logical focus for Africa's telecommunications business?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:42:52 GMT
VIDEO: Philippines tourism shrugs off warning
Ramon Jimenez, the Philippines' tourism secretary, says a drop in numbers from China is not a major concern because of growing visits from other countries.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:49:14 GMT
VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:09:43 GMT
Global tax rules 'need tightening'
Global tax rules 'need tightening'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT
The metal detectors saving marriages
The metal detectorists saving marriages

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:13:29 GMT
What are Remploy workers doing now?
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:42 GMT
Colorado considers fracking's future
Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:08 GMT
Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:42:35 GMT
Has quantitative easing worked?
Has the US Federal Reserve's QE policy worked?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:17 GMT
Giant Samsung struggles at the top
Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?

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