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Tesco's next move: Expert views

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:12
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?

The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:09
Renting a cubicle for a power nap

KPMG and FSA criticised over Co-op

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:01
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.

How to manage a fast-growing firm

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:11
The risks facing firms that grow too fast

India's love affair with gold set to deepen

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:11
Why India's love affair with gold is deepening

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

Wed, 2014-10-22 13:44
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'.

South Africa growth forecast slashed

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:15
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.

Boeing raises annual profit forecast

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:51
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.

Microsoft smartphones to drop Nokia

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:44
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm's mobile devices unit.

Glaxo shares up as profits beat hopes

Wed, 2014-10-22 08:21
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.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:57
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.

Total names new heads after boss dies

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:51
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.

Homebase accelerates store closures

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:50
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.

Supermarket supplies: The hidden world

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:48
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:13
The people who buy and then cancel student debt

Pound falls on Bank meeting minutes

Wed, 2014-10-22 06:35
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.

Heineken blames sales drop on rain

Wed, 2014-10-22 06:19
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.

Peugeot sales and revenues rise

Wed, 2014-10-22 06:18
PSA Peugeot Citroen's turnaround plan appears to be making progress, with the troubled French carmaker announcing better sales and revenues.

Asian shares track Wall Street gains

Wed, 2014-10-22 05:31
Shares in Asia rise, with Japan's Nikkei index up more than 2%, as markets track gains seen in the US and Europe on Tuesday.

Japan's exports jump in September

Wed, 2014-10-22 05:06
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.