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Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

Thu, 2014-10-30 05:34
Asian stocks are mixed after the US Federal Reserve confirms the end of its bond-buying stimulus programme.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Thu, 2014-10-30 00:48
Microsoft unveils its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

Wed, 2014-10-29 22:15
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Has quantitative easing worked?

Wed, 2014-10-29 20:42
Has the US Federal Reserve's QE policy worked?

Samsung profit lowest in three years

Wed, 2014-10-29 20:29
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

Wall Street lower after Fed statement

Wed, 2014-10-29 18:19
Wall Street's three main indexes finish lower after the US Federal Reserve ends its stimulus programme and keeps interest rates on hold.

Baidu misses profit predictions

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:52
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.

Australia's flexible small firms

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:19
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working

Change in China for family succession

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:04
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession

VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:04
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:28
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

Qualifications scandal divides South Africa

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:44
Qualifications scandal divides South Africa

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:04
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.

Tesco in criminal fraud probe

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:40
The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.

High Australian real estate prices lead to bubble fears

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:30
Why owning a home may be out of reach

Diageo puts investment plans on ice

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:35
The biggest firm in Scotch whisky production, Diageo, is reviewing its investment plans due to weakened demand around the world.

Nintendo surprises with earnings

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:06
Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats market expectations to post net income of 14.3bn yen in the April-to-September period.

Fed set to end US stimulus programme

Wed, 2014-10-29 09:18
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.

End of QE is whimper not bang

Wed, 2014-10-29 07:38
End of QE is whimper not bang

Heathrow expects faster growth

Wed, 2014-10-29 07:22
The UK's largest airport, Heathrow, reports higher sales and says it expects passenger numbers to grow at a faster rate.