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Michael Bloomberg is knighted

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:28
Michael Bloomberg, founder of the eponymous financial information firm Bloomberg and former New York Mayor, has been given an honorary knighthood.

HK back at work as protests dwindle

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:04
Hundreds of people remain camped on the streets of Hong Kong, but civil servants are able to return to work as protester numbers dwindle.

HP to split into two companies

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:41
Hewlett-Packard is to split into two companies, separating its computer and printer business from its corporate hardware and services operations.

The working people struggling to eat

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:26
Why are three million households struggling to make ends meet?

UK services sector growth 'slowing'

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:43
Growth in the UK services sector eases to a three-month low in September amid suggestions that the recovery may be "losing its legs".

Virgin Atlantic axes domestic service

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:17
Virgin Atlantic will stop operating Little Red, its UK flight network service in September 2015 - two and a half years after its inaugural flights.

John Galliano returns to fashion

Mon, 2014-10-06 06:50
British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.

UK new car sales hit 10-year high

Mon, 2014-10-06 06:11
New UK car sales had their strongest September in ten years, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show.

German factory orders fall in August

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:13
German factory orders fall in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, according to economy ministry data.

World Bank cuts Chinese outlook

Mon, 2014-10-06 02:57
The World Bank cuts China's growth forecast for the next three years as the world's second largest economy tackles structural reforms.

Asia markets rebound on US jobs data

Mon, 2014-10-06 01:57
Asian markets rebound on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data for September and a rally in the dollar.

Yahoo 'set to invest in Snapchat'

Mon, 2014-10-06 01:46
Yahoo is reportedly close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at $10bn.

Is inequality the enemy of growth?

Mon, 2014-10-06 01:39
Is inequality the enemy of growth?

VIDEO: Would you wear this to work?

Sun, 2014-10-05 19:12
Japanese design student Tomomi Sayuda explains why she has built a frivolous helmet for playing games, in honour of her late father.

The death of the weekly shop

Sun, 2014-10-05 18:59
The end of the weekly shop?

Buyers 'pay extra' for scenic homes

Sun, 2014-10-05 18:56
Homebuyers pay an average premium of £125,000 to live in some of the country's most scenic locations, according to new research

A Burmese migrant battles the odds

Sun, 2014-10-05 15:09
A Burmese migrant battles the odds to set up his own mushroom cultivation business in Thailand.

VIDEO: A Burmese migrant's tale of success

Sun, 2014-10-05 15:05
The tale of a Burmese migrant in Thailand, who battled against the odds to become a rare success story.

Gross 'exuberant' to leave managing

Sun, 2014-10-05 05:33
In his first interview since leaving Pimco, former boss Bill Gross says he is 'uniquely exuberant' at leaving management responsibilities behind.

VIDEO: Intern invents 'smart' wheelchair

Sat, 2014-10-04 19:00
A 20-year-old summer intern at chip giant Intel has created an internet-connected wheelchair that could save lives.