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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:20
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

The growing threat to our recovery

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:17
The threat to our recovery

Mining tax repealed by Australia

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:45
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.

Water stress 'may curtail fracking'

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:36
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

Brown issues warning over UK debt

Tue, 2014-09-02 01:42
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Japan wage growth surges in July

Mon, 2014-09-01 23:14
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Premier League clubs' spending spree

Mon, 2014-09-01 21:48
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:33
How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:19
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:11
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Saving America’s honeybees

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:06
The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees

Obama renews minimum wage push

Mon, 2014-09-01 17:28
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks

Mon, 2014-09-01 08:44
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Mon, 2014-09-01 08:13
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.

Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

Mon, 2014-09-01 06:25
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:45
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:19
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.

Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:06
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.

Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:17
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).

China factory growth misses forecast

Sun, 2014-08-31 22:13
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.