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Putin wants say in Moldova-EU trade

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:17
Russia's President Vladimir Putin tells Moldova that it must take account of Russia's interests before developing closer trade ties with the EU.

UK trade deficit narrows in August

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:36
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.

Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:19
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".

VIDEO: Designed In China: The facts

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:54
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products

Asia extends global share slide

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:46
Asian shares fall back, following big losses on Wall Street, as concerns about the health of the global economy worry investors.

Former China mining head extradited

Fri, 2014-10-10 02:44
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.

Lego 'won't renew' Shell contract

Fri, 2014-10-10 01:40
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.

Symantec to split in two companies

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:18
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.

'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:34
Dell's head of packaging, Oliver Campbell, is a man on a mission. Under his tenure the company has introduced innovative eco-friendly packing - including plastic bags made from air.

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.

Global growth fears hit US shares

Thu, 2014-10-09 18:46
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.

Global growth worries hit US stocks

Thu, 2014-10-09 17:02
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends US stocks plunging, with the Dow Jones suffering its worst losses of 2014.

Icahn urges Apple to boost buybacks

Thu, 2014-10-09 11:46
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn urges Apple to buy back even more of its shares, to boost the company's stock price, which Mr Icahn says is undervalued.

UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:43
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

Osborne: Eurozone woes will hit UK

Thu, 2014-10-09 08:44
Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.

BAE Systems set to cut 440 UK jobs

Thu, 2014-10-09 06:39
Defence giant BAE Systems is set to cut 440 management jobs across the UK, more than half of which will be in Lancashire.

Chancellor warns of UK slowdown

Thu, 2014-10-09 06:19
Mr Osborne warns UK is not immune from the eurozone

Asia shares rise on US Fed minutes

Thu, 2014-10-09 05:48
Asian markets climb after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve policy meeting reduce fears of an early interest rate increase.

German exports in sharp August fall

Thu, 2014-10-09 05:36
As German exports fall sharply in August - the largest monthly drop in five years - fears grow that the economy is on the brink of recession.

Why is Britain issuing debt denominated in renminbi?

Thu, 2014-10-09 05:02
Why is Britain issuing debt denominated in renminbi?