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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:44 GMT
Tesco shares slump on profits error
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:43 GMT
Amazon reports increased losses
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:29:59 GMT
Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:51:27 GMT
Lorry tax take bigger than expected
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:59:21 GMT
Japan court backs pregnant woman
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:18:39 GMT
New North Sea oil field discovered
Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:36 GMT
Nokia back in profit as sales rise
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:03 GMT
UK retail sales fall in September
UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:27:40 GMT
Housing market in UK 'is cooling'
Mortgage activity dropped in September compared with a year ago signalling a UK housing market that is "continuing to cool", banks have said.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:08 GMT
'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:55:56 GMT
FTSE ends up despite Tesco slump
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index recovers early losses to close up 18.46 points, or 0.3%, at 6,418.19, despite 6.6% fall in Tesco shares.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:08:00 GMT
Pension plan for regular job movers
Thousands of people who move jobs regularly will no longer be pushed into cashing in or moving their workplace pension, under government plans.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:12:19 GMT
Debenhams profits tumble 24.8%
Annual profits at Debenhams have fallen 24.8%, reflecting the impact on sales of last year's warm winter weather.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:18:52 GMT
UK car production hits six-year high
UK car manufacturing in the first nine months of the year hit a six-year high, despite a dip in production last month.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:16:48 GMT
Foxtons shares fall on house warning
Shares in Foxtons plunge 15% after the estate agent warns that the London's property market is cooling.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:44 GMT
Worries for those denied payday loans
The fate of people turned down for payday loans owing to stricter regulations on the industry has prompted polarised debate.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:38:28 GMT
Car insurance premiums 'creeping up'
UK car insurance premiums have risen for the first time in more than two years, with further rises predicted.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:24 GMT
New home building at seven-year high
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:52 GMT
South Africa growth forecast slashed
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:06:24 GMT
Japan's exports jump in September
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:26:34 GMT
The king of discount voucher codes
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:19:15 GMT
The Chinese tycoon who loves animals
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:08:26 GMT
Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:57:51 GMT
India suspend tours to West Indies
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:20:54 GMT
Games helped city hotel rates rise
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:01:18 GMT
Ticket prices outstrip cost of living
The BBC Price of Football study finds some ticket prices in English football rising at almost twice the rate of the cost of living.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT
VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:37:13 GMT
VIDEO: Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?
As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:21:08 GMT
VIDEO: More powers 'would boost UK cities'
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:11:05 GMT
VIDEO: Don't crash: How to grow fast safely
Leadership expert Steve Tappin talks to Chinese bosses about the dos and don'ts of managing a firm which is growing very quickly.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:22:01 GMT
VIDEO: Payday lenders hit back at critics
Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:43:24 GMT
VIDEO: Tesco scandal highlights supplier ties
As Tesco prepares to give an update on Wednesday into the accounting scandal that stunned the city earlier this month, the BBC's Emma Simpson examines the relationship between suppliers and supermarkets.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:16:23 GMT
VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the north
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:55:31 GMT
VIDEO: Diwali sees Asia retail sales spike
The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:09 GMT
China's billionaires' club
A peek inside the richest club in China

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:09:10 GMT
The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres
Renting a cubicle for a power nap

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:12:28 GMT
Tesco's next move: Expert views
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:51 GMT
How to manage a fast-growing firm
The risks facing firms that grow too fast

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:25 GMT
India's love affair with gold set to deepen
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:48:00 GMT
Supermarket supplies: The hidden world
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:01 GMT
Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:14 GMT
Debt campaigners tear up student loans
The people who buy and then cancel student debt

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