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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT
UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:29 GMT
Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:26 GMT
Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:58 GMT
Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT
Hailo says Uber blocked investors
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:10:05 GMT
Ford profits fall on new truck costs
Ford reports a sharp fall in profits, largely due to the cost of developing its new F-150 pickup truck.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT
Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:28:57 GMT
Qantas back on track to profit
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:37 GMT
China's property prices decline
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:39:03 GMT
Asian shares mixed on firm earnings
Asian shares were mixed on Friday after US markets closed higher on strong company results that boosted investor sentiment.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:44 GMT
Tesco shares slump on profits error
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:43 GMT
Amazon reports increased losses
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT
Job centres to get digital makeover
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:29:59 GMT
Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:59:21 GMT
Japan court backs pregnant woman
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

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.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:37:45 GMT
VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:27:53 GMT
AUDIO: Whither the global economy?
US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:40:34 GMT
VIDEO: Inside Huawei's anechoic chamber
The BBC's Linda Yueh has a look inside Chinese technology giant Huawei's anechoic chamber, during a tour of their headquarters.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:54:12 GMT
VIDEO: Will robots replace humans?
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:28:01 GMT
VIDEO: Can Google Glass be addictive?
Scientists say they have treated a man for internet addiction disorder, allegedly brought on by over use of Google Glass - Rory Cellan-Jones gives his reaction.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:05:03 GMT
VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:54:23 GMT
VIDEO: Designed In China: The facts
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:42 GMT
Boeing raises annual profit forecast
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT
Microsoft smartphones to drop Nokia
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm's mobile devices unit.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21:31 GMT
McDonald's and Coke see profits fall
McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:21:06 GMT
Glaxo shares up as profits beat hopes
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:51:58 GMT
Total names new heads after boss dies
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

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, 22 Oct 2014 09:06:24 GMT
Japan's exports jump in September
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:20:21 GMT
China growth slows to five-year low
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:21:24 GMT
Australia's Medibank plans share sale
Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:58 GMT
'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:07 GMT
Caterham could miss United States GP
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:04 GMT
World Cup ticket sales near 1m
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.

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.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:05:17 GMT
The world's fastest ambulance
The world's fastest ambulance, the world's speediest border, a fully functional mobile courtroom - the UAE's smart government technology on show at Gitex.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:57:39 GMT
When does an app need regulating?
Healthcare apps and consumer devices seem to be springing up everywhere. But are they all properly regulated? And should you care?

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:26:34 GMT
The king of discount voucher codes
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:19:15 GMT
The Chinese tycoon who loves animals
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:08:26 GMT
Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

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.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:49:29 GMT
Froth gone from UK recovery
The UK recovery has past its peak

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:55:15 GMT
Rule of law v rule of Party
China wants to overhaul its massive legal system

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:25:44 GMT
Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil
Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:09 GMT
China's billionaires' club
A peek inside the richest club in China

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:53 GMT
Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:09:10 GMT
The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres
Renting a cubicle for a power nap

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:51 GMT
How to manage a fast-growing firm
The risks facing firms that grow too fast

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:25 GMT
India's love affair with gold set to deepen
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:12:28 GMT
Tesco's next move: Expert views
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:14 GMT
Debt campaigners tear up student loans
The people who buy and then cancel student debt

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:37:24 GMT
Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:48:00 GMT
Supermarket supplies: The hidden world
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

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