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Standard Chartered board backs execs

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:44
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.

Barclays challenges US fraud case

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:35
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

GM profits hit by recall problems

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:33
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:22
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:07
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.

Alstom charged with corruption

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:21
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Spanish unemployment below 25%

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:07
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.

Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

Thu, 2014-07-24 06:41
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.

European Central Bank website hacked

Thu, 2014-07-24 05:34
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

UK retail sales continue to grow

Thu, 2014-07-24 05:20
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

LG Electronics sees big profit jump

Thu, 2014-07-24 04:55
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

Thu, 2014-07-24 04:13
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Labour considers sport betting levy

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:51
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

China manufacturing growth speeds up

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:34
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:18
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.

The rise of solo dining

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:00
The restaurants that love solo diners

Facebook reports surge in profits

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:21
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Digesting China's latest food scare

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:44
Digesting China's latest food scandal

Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:25
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:56
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.