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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:13 GMT
US economic growth surges by 4%
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:18 GMT
Argentina hours away from default
No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:24:29 GMT
Airbus says plane market 'strong'
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:07 GMT
Nintendo posts loss despite Mario
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:46:00 GMT
Fastest growth in Spain since 2007
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT
Twitter shares surge on user growth
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:27 GMT
Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal
Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:25:59 GMT
Amazon pledges $2bn India investment
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:49:45 GMT
AIB returns to profit after bail out
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:10:34 GMT
Japan output falls most since 2011
Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:01:35 GMT
Barclays sees profits fall by 7%
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT
New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:20 GMT
Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:29:28 GMT
BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:51:06 GMT
Airbus cancels Skymark contract
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:20 GMT
Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:06:24 GMT
VIDEO: Sami reindeer herders object to iron mine
The Sami reindeer herders of Sweden say a proposed iron ore mine will ruin their way of life.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:59:33 GMT
VIDEO: Making money out of social media
Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:03:23 GMT
VIDEO: Taiwan firms struggle with succession
Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:13 GMT
VIDEO: The handbag firm begun 'by mistake'
Nina Lekhi says she started her handbag company, Baggit 'by mistake'. It is a 'mistake' that is now one of India's most well-known brands and is worth some $150m.

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:25 GMT
VIDEO: 'Many people told us we were crazy'
How two sisters decided to bring back traditional wheat-growing and baking in the middle of a Spanish desert.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:32 GMT
VIDEO: Senegal farmers get cow tracker tech
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa comes at a huge economic and human cost. In rural Senegal, tracking cows using mobile phone tech could help.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:40:11 GMT
VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging
'If you want to be a good blogger, your passion should be for your art and your blog,' says Malini Agarwal.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:39:20 GMT
VIDEO: Can Tunisia stamp out smuggling?
High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:22:34 GMT
Hollywood rallies to save celluloid
Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT
Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT
Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:13:05 GMT
India's Flipkart raises record $1bn
India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:55:49 GMT
Microsoft in China anti-trust probe
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

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.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:39:11 GMT
World Cup ads boost ITV profits
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:11:29 GMT
Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT
LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT
Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa causes huge financial and human damage, but new mobile phone technology is helping farmers to fight back.

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.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:05 GMT
Business gurus answer your questions
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:08 GMT
The rise of solo dining
With a growing number of people going out for meals on their own, restaurants are increasingly seeking to appeal more to solo diners, reports Barbara Balfour.

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.

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.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:43 GMT
Argentina in denial over debt dispute
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:24:50 GMT
Russia sanctions: Who will be hurt the most?
Which side will be hurt most?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:28 GMT
The reindeer herders battling a mine
The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine in northern Sweden

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:27 GMT
The tech firm helping a tough area
The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:18 GMT
Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:03:15 GMT
The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm
How did Michael Jackson help inspire a handbag firm?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:53 GMT
Nollywood finds its global audience online
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:16 GMT
The bakery in the middle of a desert
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT
Germany's super-shy super-rich
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?

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