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Melua admits being 'clueless' on tax

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:49
Katie Melua admits she was "clueless and inexperienced" when she was advised to sign up to a tax avoidance scheme known as Liberty.

The Brics: Building a new bank

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:37
Would a new Brics bank really rival the World Bank?

Royal Mail sale 'lost taxpayers £1bn'

Fri, 2014-07-11 05:55
Taxpayers may have lost out on around £1bn in undervalued Royal Mail shares and assets, a committee of MPs says.

Infosys sees quarterly profits rise

Fri, 2014-07-11 05:14
Infosys, India's second-largest IT services firm, reports a 21% increase in quarterly profit and maintains its revenue growth forecast.

The end of the record collection?

Fri, 2014-07-11 03:25
Will streaming services revolutionise the music industry ?

Church of England cuts Wonga ties

Thu, 2014-07-10 22:48
The Church of England says it no longer has any investment in payday lender Wonga, ending an embarrassment to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Ivory Coast stallholders turn to digital marketplace

Thu, 2014-07-10 19:00
Online marketplaces are giving Ivory Coast stallholders a new platform on which to sell their goods, potentially increasing customer numbers and profits.

Is this Italy's Mark Zuckerberg?

Thu, 2014-07-10 19:00
Can 22-year-old Matteo Achilli take his recruitment company global?

Head of Fifa partner 'flees arrest'

Thu, 2014-07-10 17:36
Ray Whelan, head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has evaded arrest in Brazil over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Rio police say.

New combat jet's UK debut cancelled

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:36
The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.

VIDEO: Ivory Coast stallholders go digital

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:36
Online marketplaces are giving Ivory Coast stallholders a new platform on which to sell their goods, potentially increasing customer numbers and profits.

US sues Amazon over app spending

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:27
The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.

Public sector strikes held across UK

Thu, 2014-07-10 13:16
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in strikes across the UK as part of a co-ordinated day of action by public service unions.

Markets hit by Portuguese bank fears

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:04
Stock markets in Europe and the US fall sharply over concerns about the health of one of Portugal's biggest banks.

North Sea oil revenue 'to fall'

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:45
The OBR predicts dwindling revenue from North Sea oil will increase the pressure on government finances over the coming decades, but the Scottish government dismisses the figures as "nonsense".

Bitcoin investment fund approved

Thu, 2014-07-10 10:44
A regulated Bitcoin investment fund overcomes anonymity concerns about the virtual currency, says its director.

M&S finance boss leaves for Tesco

Thu, 2014-07-10 08:51
Marks and Spencer's chief financial officer Alan Stewart will leave the High Street retailer to join supermarket giant Tesco.

VIDEO: 'The Italian Mark Zuckerberg'

Thu, 2014-07-10 08:18
Matteo Achilli is taking his recruitment company global, while he is still at university.

India unveils 'budget for growth'

Thu, 2014-07-10 07:40
India's new government promises to bring back higher growth, with a budget including more infrastructure spending and a goods and services tax.

Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thu, 2014-07-10 07:11
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month, and keeps its quantitative easing programme at £375bn.