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Japan's Pioneer sells unit to KKR

Tue, 2014-09-16 23:30
Japan's Pioneer restructures and sells its DJ equipment unit to US private equity firm KKR in a $550m deal.

The PoW who built a $180m business

Tue, 2014-09-16 19:28
A profile of Everett Alvarez, the former US Navy pilot, who spent eight and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, before a successful career in government and business.

VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films

Tue, 2014-09-16 19:16
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.

Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship

Tue, 2014-09-16 19:05
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.

Nasa picks astronaut ship designs

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:42
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.

Global firms 'need new tax rules'

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:27
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The end of Atlantic City's hot streak

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:47
Atlantic City's long hot streak comes to an end

Russians urged 'don't panic'

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:33
Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:45
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:10
Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.

Judge overturns Uber ban in Germany

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:50
A German judge has overturned a temporary injunction which banned Uber from operating one of its services in the country.

German investor confidence falls

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:44
Investor sentiment in Germany fall for the ninth month in a row as conflict in Ukraine and weak economic growth in the eurozone undermine confidence, a survey suggests.

Economists can't tell Scots how to vote

Tue, 2014-09-16 05:29
What Ireland says about Scotland's economic prospects

Typhoon Kalmaegi hits southern China

Tue, 2014-09-16 03:26
Tens of thousands of Chinese are evacuated as Typhoon Kalmaegi lands in Hainan province, after barrelling past the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Asos shares fall 14% on poor outlook

Tue, 2014-09-16 03:24
Shares in online fashion firm Asos fall 14% in early trading after it downgraded its profit forecast for the coming financial year.

What makes a global top 10 university?

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:39
What are the world's best universities?

How is the referendum affecting markets?

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:06
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?

Africa's first education tablet

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:01
Ivorian Coast entrepreneur Thierry N'Doufou talks about how he developed a tablet computer which he wants to be used by all school children in the country.

VIDEO: Ivory Coast's homegrown tablet

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:01
How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.

Build your Martian dream home

Mon, 2014-09-15 19:00
Technology designed to build houses on Mars could also let us 3D print our own dream homes in less than 24 hours