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Obama urges action over tax scheme

Thu, 2014-07-24 20:03
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

Business gurus answer your questions

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:13
Business gurus reply to your questions

Winners and losers from a strong pound

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:12
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:11
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

Ghana protests over rising prices

Thu, 2014-07-24 18:18
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

Thu, 2014-07-24 17:49
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:34
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Google quizzed over deleted links

Thu, 2014-07-24 14:56
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Banks face tougher accounting rules

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:13
Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.

IMF lowers global growth forecast

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:50
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

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).