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NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
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The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
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European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
IBM's supercomputer Watson is being made available to businesses to answer tricky questions.
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
The eurozone inflation rate held steady at 0.4% in August, slightly higher than the original estimate of 0.3%, revised Eurostat figures show.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.
US consumer prices fell in August for the first time since April 2013, Labor Department figures show.
The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.
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Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.
Britain faces a battle over Europe