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Adidas shares up on Reebok reports

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:14
Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.

Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

Mon, 2014-10-20 06:23
The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.

Nikkei jumps as Asian shares rally

Mon, 2014-10-20 05:40
Asian shares bounce back after Wall Street's rally on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei index recording its biggest daily rise since June 2013.

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Mon, 2014-10-20 03:30
Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul

Australia's Medibank plans share sale

Mon, 2014-10-20 03:21
Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.

Sugar cane offers sweet prospects

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:36
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible

The king of discount voucher codes

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:26
The man who has made millions from money off vouchers

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:21
Why being brilliant is not enough at work

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:04
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

Germany 'must increase investment'

Sun, 2014-10-19 10:36
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

The element that causes arguments

Sat, 2014-10-18 19:59
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing

Clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Sat, 2014-10-18 17:44
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.

Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:58
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.

Wall Street shrugs off growth fears

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:43
US shares open sharply higher in Friday trading in a partial recovery from the week's losses.

Shares rally in Europe and the US

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:32
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.

Yellen warns on growing inequality

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:04
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.

ECB's rows over help for Cyprus Bank

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:57
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.

Rolls-Royce warns of falling revenue

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:09
Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.

Games helped city hotel rates rise

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:20
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Morgan Stanley profits surge 87%

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:58
US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.