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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:59 GMT
Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:18 GMT
McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:03:13 GMT
Obama urges action over tax scheme
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

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 22:18:16 GMT
Ghana protests over rising prices
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:34:50 GMT
SA to block land sales to foreigners
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

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 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 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 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 13:07:59 GMT
Qualcomm disputes China phone sales
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.

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 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.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:29 GMT
Google quizzed over deleted links
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

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.

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.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:17 GMT
VIDEO: Goods held in port for wealthy client
Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:38 GMT
VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'
Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:59:04 GMT
VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?
Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:03:14 GMT
VIDEO: Akubra hats: Keeping it in the family
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akubra.

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:31:37 GMT
VIDEO: Creating a world class sat-nav firm
How Michal Stencl created one of the world's biggest sat-nav companies in Slovakia.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:51:23 GMT
VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:03:37 GMT
VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

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.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:08 GMT
Boeing profits from sales boost
US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:01:16 GMT
Shipment warning hits Harley-Davidson
Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:17:23 GMT
Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed
US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).

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 10:41:59 GMT
Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.

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.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:52:19 GMT
Emirates finalises $56bn 777X order
US plane maker Boeing and Emirates Airline finalise a $56bn deal for 150 new 777X mini-jumbo jets.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:18:33 GMT
SABMiller to sell Tsogo Sun stake
Global brewing giant SABMiller announces plans to sell its stake in a leading African hotel and casino chain Tsogo Sun.

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:00:38 GMT
SA strike forces GM plant closure
General Motors halts production at its South African operations because of the strike by the country's National Union of Metalworkers.

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.

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 09:02:11 GMT
China detains five over meat scandal
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

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.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:02 GMT
Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers who threaten the continent's wildlife tourism industry.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:22:32 GMT
African countries adopt hi-tech tourism
Africa's tourism industry is booming thanks to resurgent national economies, rising visitor numbers and more effective use of technology.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:02:51 GMT
Joining up Ghana's healthcare to save lives
Mothers and babies in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than anywhere else in the world - can text messaging make a difference?

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.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:35:27 GMT
Bentley set for record sales in 2014
Luxury carmaker Bentley says it is on course for record sales in 2014 after a 23% increase in deliveries in the first half of the year.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:02:04 GMT
Vauxhall announces 550 new jobs
Car manufacturer Vauxhall announces the creation of 550 new jobs at two factories.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:06:35 GMT
GM recalls another 8.4 million cars
Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 8.4 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.

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

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:23:17 GMT
Why markets fear Argentina's debt crisis
If Argentina defaults on its debts again?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT
Senegal’s cattle rustlers challenged
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:05 GMT
Business gurus answer your questions
Business gurus reply to your questions

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

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:12:48 GMT
Winners and losers from a strong pound
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

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 14:13:45 GMT
Germany and Russia's contradictory relationship
Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany

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