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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.

UK trade deficit widens in May

Thu, 2014-07-10 07:09
The UK's trade deficit widened in May, pushed up by aircraft imports, official data from the Office for National Statistics shows.

Google to fund European start-ups

Thu, 2014-07-10 06:58
Google is launching a venture capital fund to invest in promising European technology companies.

Why Coe is set to win BBC race

Thu, 2014-07-10 06:38
Why Lord Coe is likely to be next chairman of the BBC Trust

Warm weather lifts Primark sales

Thu, 2014-07-10 05:01
Revenues at the budget fashion retailer Primark have grown sharply thanks to new stores and warmer weather, owner Associated British Foods says.

India's hard budget choices

Thu, 2014-07-10 04:29
India's finance minister is planning to revitalise the economy.

Burberry warns of exchange rate hit

Thu, 2014-07-10 03:31
Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, announces a strong rise in sales but warns that profits could be hit by unfavourable exchange rates.

Malaysian banks in mega-merger talks

Thu, 2014-07-10 03:30
Three of Malaysia's biggest lenders are in talks about a possible merger that would create the country's biggest banking group.

China trade surplus narrows in June

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:24
China's trade surplus narrows to $32bn (£18bn) in June after the pace of exports slowed and imports increased.

American Apparel agrees rescue deal

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:19
US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.

What's in a name?

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
How important is it for a new business to pick a really good name? Kabir Chibber takes a closer look at the issue.

South Sudan economy 'in intensive care'

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
War-torn South Sudan's oil-rich economy on the edge of collapse

Google Glass controlled by brainwave

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.

HMRC loses Rangers tax case appeal

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:19
HM Revenue and Customs loses its appeal over Rangers use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) - the so-called "Big Tax Case".

Fed plans to end stimulus in October

Wed, 2014-07-09 14:45
The Federal Reserve plans to end its stimulus programme in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, meeting minutes released on Wednesday reveal.

Sainsbury's against longer Sundays

Wed, 2014-07-09 14:31
Sainsbury's former chief executive Justin King tells the BBC that the company is against relaxing Sunday trading rules.

US teens trail global peers in money matters

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:56
US teens trail Chinese in financial literacy test

Reforms shake up Mexico telecoms

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:11
Reforms to Mexico's telecoms market are forcing a break-up of Carlos Slim's America Movil empire.

Greek workers hold 24-hour strike

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:02
Public sector workers in Greece hold a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals, prisons and tax offices affected.