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Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:58
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.

Wall Street shrugs off growth fears

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:43
US shares open sharply higher in Friday trading in a partial recovery from the week's losses.

Shares rally in Europe and the US

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:32
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.

Yellen warns on growing inequality

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:04
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.

ECB's rows over help for Cyprus Bank

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:57
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.

Rolls-Royce warns of falling revenue

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:09
Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.

Games helped city hotel rates rise

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:20
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Morgan Stanley profits surge 87%

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:58
US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.

Can Huawei become China's first global brand?

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:41
Can Huawei be China's first global brand?

AUDIO: Whither the global economy?

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:27
US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets

Is Europe's economic motor stalling?

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:21
Where did it all go wrong for Europe's biggest economy?

Virgin Money delays market flotation

Fri, 2014-10-17 07:43
Virgin Money delays its planned October stock market flotation until investor sentiment improves.

'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:33
Russians put a brave face on the ban on Western food, but some businesses are suffering, Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.

The agony and ecstasy of UK recovery

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:12
The prospect of an interest rate rise before the general election has receded sharply.

Jimmy Choo shares rise after float

Fri, 2014-10-17 05:35
Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.

Asian shares trade mixed on US data

Fri, 2014-10-17 05:02
Asian shares were mixed in trading on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.

Virgin Australia buys out Tigerair

Fri, 2014-10-17 02:49
Virgin Australia will buyout loss-making budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54), the airline said on Friday.

Falling oil prices: Winners and losers

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?

The world's fastest ambulance

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
The world's fastest ambulance, the world's speediest border, a fully functional mobile courtroom - the UAE's smart government technology on show at Gitex.

VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:05
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.