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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:35:03 GMT
Swiss economy stalls as EU slows
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:45:08 GMT
Mining tax repealed by Australia
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:14:02 GMT
Japan wage growth surges in July
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:57:12 GMT
Uber banned across Germany by court
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:59:13 GMT
Aston Martin appoints new chief
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:27:20 GMT
Dollar General raises bid for rival
Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:54 GMT
UK construction growth surges
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:28:14 GMT
Obama renews minimum wage push
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:48:26 GMT
Premier League clubs' spending spree
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:37 GMT
Water stress 'may curtail fracking'
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:38 GMT
UK activist's Thailand trial begins
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:13:50 GMT
Russia and China launch gas pipeline
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:44:25 GMT
Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:34 GMT
Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:42:56 GMT
Brown issues warning over UK debt
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:06:15 GMT
VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food
As food prices in the US increase, more people are looking for sources of free food - including other people's garbage. The BBC went dumpster diving with "freegans" in New York City.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:54:44 GMT
VIDEO: Lesotho's water is 'liquid gold'
Could the water resources in Lesotho pull its people out of poverty? Lerato Mbele reports.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:27:56 GMT
VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain
Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:18 GMT
VIDEO: Cleaning up waste in Mali
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:13:12 GMT
VIDEO: What next for worker pay in Asia?
A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:20:03 GMT
VIDEO: Is video gaming a spectator sport?
Video game fans descend on Coventry for the UK's biggest gaming festival but is watching others play really a spectator sport?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:11:38 GMT
VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop
Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:52:09 GMT
VIDEO: From mountaineer to tour operator
Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:01:07 GMT
High-powered hairdryers under threat
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT
The etiquette of reclining seats on flights
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:17:55 GMT
Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:23 GMT
Google trials drone deliveries
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:57 GMT
US economic growth revised upwards
The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:06:04 GMT
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:00:37 GMT
Barclays sells Spanish businesses
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:22 GMT
EU widens aid to dairy exporters
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:26:58 GMT
Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:22:04 GMT
South Africa economy avoids recession
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

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.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:05 GMT
China factory growth misses forecast
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:11:54 GMT
Japan's economy signals weakness
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:41:26 GMT
Virgin Australia trebles losses
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:56:51 GMT
Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan
Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:03:37 GMT
England Women's Sevens turn pro
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:24:55 GMT
Villa appoint Fox as chief executive
Aston Villa name Tom Fox as the Premier League club's new chief executive, replacing Paul Faulkner, who left in July.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:03:09 GMT
Could your clothing save your life?
Clothing embedded with high-tech sensors that can detect epilepsy, breast cancer, a heart attack and monitor your general health and well-being - could your wardrobe save your life?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10:12 GMT
Galileo: We know where you are
With the planned launch of two spacecraft aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana, Europe is pushing ahead with its Galileo network of navigation satellites.

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, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:19 GMT
Georgian wines toast EU sales boost
With the European Union ending import tariffs on Georgian products from 1 September, the country's winemakers and farmers are hopeful of increasing their exports to the EU.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT
Tunisia's first video games boss
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:02:37 GMT
Cleaning up Mali's rubbish
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:24:10 GMT
Russia to start car scrappage scheme
Russia says it will introduce a new scrappage scheme worth 10bn roubles to try to boost flagging car sales.

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.

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.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:06:13 GMT
Saving America’s honeybees
Can America's honeybees be saved?

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:11:03 GMT
The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:19:16 GMT
Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:33:49 GMT
Vacuum cleaner debate hots up
How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:23:44 GMT
Smile please, but hold your breath
Smile please, but hold your breath

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:02:57 GMT
How do you break up an 'old lady'?
How do you safely scrap an 'old lady'?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:38:23 GMT
World War One: Industrial innovation and suspicion
What industry learned from World War One

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:33:44 GMT
Has the humble password had its day?
What new technologies can reliably establish our identities?

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