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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 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 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 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 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 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 14:40:26 GMT
Wall Street joins in global rally
US stocks track gains seen in Europe and Asia that had been triggered by Japan's surprise move to step up its stimulus measures.

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 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 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 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 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.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:01 GMT
Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:34 GMT
Barclays sets aside £500m in probe
Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.

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?

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".

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:25 GMT
VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:16:26 GMT
VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:06:57 GMT
VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds
BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:09:35 GMT
VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:29:48 GMT
VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

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.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:04:15 GMT
Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:18:11 GMT
Fed set to end US stimulus programme
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:41:52 GMT
Chiquita banana firm in Brazil deal
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:35:25 GMT
Diageo puts investment plans on ice
The biggest firm in Scotch whisky production, Diageo, is reviewing its investment plans due to weakened demand around the world.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:27:45 GMT
Total profits hit by lower oil price
French oil firm Total reports a 2% fall in third quarter profits because of falling oil prices.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:26:54 GMT
Deutsche Bank in 92m-euro loss
Deutsche Bank swings to a loss in the third quarter because of higher legal costs to settle investigations.

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%.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:33:03 GMT
Iranian investment scene 'improving'
As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:56:26 GMT
Oil prices slide on IEA report
Global oil prices fall further after the International Energy Agency reports higher output and cuts its forecast for growth in demand.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10:27 GMT
Thai court rejects UK activist case
A Thai court dismisses a criminal defamation case against a British labour activist who criticised conditions in the food industry.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:06:43 GMT
Nintendo surprises with earnings
Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats market expectations to post net income of 14.3bn yen in the April-to-September period.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:49:08 GMT
Alibaba founder tops China rich list
The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is China's richest person with a fortune of $19.5bn (£12bn), according to Forbes Media.

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.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:20 GMT
Can an app cure anxiety and stress?
Stress and anxiety are the modern epidemic - but what if a simple app could make it all go away?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:53 GMT
Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures
US tech start ups are 'burning' cash at alarmingly high rates, and some experts are warning that innovation could suffer

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:05:17 GMT
Connecting India's offline millions
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.

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, 22 Oct 2014 23:09:10 GMT
The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres
A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:51 GMT
How to manage a fast-growing firm
China's top bosses explain the dos and don'ts of managing a fast-growing company.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT
US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:18:57 GMT
Peugeot sales and revenues rise
PSA Peugeot Citroen's turnaround plan appears to be making progress, with the troubled French carmaker announcing better sales and revenues.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT
Audi claims self-drive speed record
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:08 GMT
Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:42:35 GMT
Has quantitative easing worked?
Has quantitative easing worked?

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

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

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

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:19:12 GMT
Australia's flexible small firms
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working

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

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:52 GMT
Change in China for family succession
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:30:22 GMT
Where do billionaires go to university?
Where do the super-rich go to university?

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