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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:51:12 GMT
US bank in record $16.7bn settlement
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misrepresenting the quality of loans sold to investors.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:55:51 GMT
Russia widens McDonald's food probe
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:32:09 GMT
Eurozone growth slows in August
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:25:11 GMT
Ten days left to hoover up a cleaner
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only ten days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:47:23 GMT
Australian winemaker reports a loss
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:42:25 GMT
HP's sales inch up but profit falls
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:34:32 GMT
Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:29 GMT
Macy's settles racial profiling cases
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:28 GMT
Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:05 GMT
Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:06 GMT
Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:04 GMT
Standard Chartered fined in US
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:22 GMT
Downgrade hits South African banks
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:59:19 GMT
China fines 12 Japan car parts firms
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:43 GMT
Bank of England split over rate rise
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:29:52 GMT
Former Microsoft boss leaves firm
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:10 GMT
VIDEO: The beer hunter of Mauritius
Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:09:10 GMT
VIDEO: The Aussie surfer turned entrepreneur
Matt Grainger explains how he has managed to turn his passion for surfing into a profitable business.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:27:21 GMT
VIDEO: Kenya looks to avoid oil tax tangles
Kenya's government wants to take advantage of lucrative deals for exploiting new oil deposits and mining, but wants to avoid legal tangles.

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:31:47 GMT
VIDEO: Going global with Xhosa designs
One South African designer is taking his Xhosa traditions and creating an international business.

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:35:26 GMT
VIDEO: How extreme sports led to a foldable drone
How two extreme sports fan created a million dollar start-up making foldable drones.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:25:46 GMT
VIDEO: Are social media adverts worth it?
Is it worth all the time and effort to build a social media presence for your brand? Two experts discuss the issue.

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:35:42 GMT
VIDEO: India's factory law plans questioned
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:02:39 GMT
VIDEO: Doubt hangs over US trade treaty
A US-Africa trade treaty helps to support jobs in a number of African countries, but there are concerns about its future.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:47 GMT
Cast of South African soap sacked
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:51:20 GMT
Calvin Harris earns more than Jay Z
Calvin Harris is still the world's top-earning DJ according to Forbes magazine.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:59:09 GMT
Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:04:19 GMT
Dollar shops in three-way tussle
A takeover battle involving US dollar stores becomes a three-way fight after Dollar General unveils a $9.7bn bid for a rival chain.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:56:06 GMT
Buffett's Berkshire shares hit record
Shares in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway top $200,000 for the first time, valuing the firm at an estimated $326bn.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:41:55 GMT
Russian ban fuels food price rises
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:57:37 GMT
Norway's Statoil in Russian deal
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:12:04 GMT
EU compensates fruit and veg growers
The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:45:28 GMT
Oil prices dip to nine-month low
Global oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices.

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:42:29 GMT
Ramaphosa heckled at Marikana probe
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is heckled at an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by police in Marikana in 2012.

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:39:27 GMT
Central bank to run S Africa's Abil
South Africa's central bank steps in temporarily to run troubled lender African Bank Investments Limited (Abil), which says it needs $800m to survive.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:39:12 GMT
BHP Billiton unveils $14bn demerger
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:18:57 GMT
China says Mercedes fixed prices
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:41:21 GMT
OCBC to raise $2.7bn in rights issue
Southeast Asia's second-largest lender, OCBC, plans to raise $2.7bn (£1.6bn) in a rights issue to help fund its purchase of Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:00 GMT
2014 Games track goes to Grangemouth
The 2014 Commonwealth Games athletics track at Hampden Park is to be lifted and moved to Grangemouth Stadium.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:58:46 GMT
Pirates chairman appeals for support
Cornish Pirates chairman Ian Connell appeals to his side's fans to do their part to help the club's finances.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:21 GMT
Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:45 GMT
Windows XP upgrade proves tricky
Cost, complications and computer code clashes have afflicted firms that have migrated away from the ageing Windows XP operating system.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:29:34 GMT
Smartphone stress: Are you a victim?
As internet-enabled smartphones proliferate, are they liberating us from the 9-to-5 or shackling us to new stressful ways of working?

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:35:50 GMT
Quantum computers to crack the world
What will happen if quantum computers become widely used? Can we wave goodbye to our modern, digitally enhanced world?

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:10:08 GMT
Riding a business wave in the surf
The BBC's Phil Mercer meets Matt Grainger, who has succeeded in combining his hobby with earning a living, by starting a surf business on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:58:36 GMT
How to crack the US market
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:07:30 GMT
A love of rugs that led to the stars
Christopher Sharp explains how his rug collecting hobby led to a multi-million pound business with a star-studded client list.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:44:44 GMT
UK car production rises in July
More than 130,000 cars were made in the UK last month, a rise of 2.8% compared with last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:56:27 GMT
Google cars 'designed to speed'
Google's driverless cars are programmed to occasionally exceed speed limits by up to 10mph, says the project's lead engineer.

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:45:22 GMT
Jaguar Land Rover boosts Tata profit
Tata Motors reports a big jump in profits thanks to strong sales at its Jaguar Land Rover business.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:41:33 GMT
Bank of England gives 'reassurance' on Scottish independence vote
Fears raised over currency union and deposit flight

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:46:39 GMT
EU tackles crises in Iraq and Ukraine
The EU agrees action to contain conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:03:00 GMT
The economic impact of Ebola
Ebola crisis has serious financial effect on West Africa

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:01:51 GMT
Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:03:37 GMT
'Our economic system doesn't work'
Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:49 GMT
The man 'behind a million babies'
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:29:20 GMT
India struggles to attract tourists
Why India is struggling to attract tourists

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:40:23 GMT
Swiss sanctions dilemma over Russia
EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:26:53 GMT
The island that kids learn to leave
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:16 GMT
Brewing a beer revolution in Africa
Starting a beer revolution in Africa

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