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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:20
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

The growing threat to our recovery

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:17
The threat to our recovery

China’s property conundrum

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:10
China’s property conundrum

Mining tax repealed by Australia

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:45
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.

Water stress 'may curtail fracking'

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:36
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.

Brown issues warning over UK debt

Tue, 2014-09-02 01:42
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Japan wage growth surges in July

Mon, 2014-09-01 23:14
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Premier League clubs' spending spree

Mon, 2014-09-01 21:48
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:33
How to beat new EU rules on vacuum cleaners.

Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:19
Microsoft's decision to end support for its Windows XP operating system has caused problems for companies big and small. Here are some of your experiences.

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:11
How three students took advantage of a strike by lecturers to create a massive online job site in Nigeria and beyond.

Saving America’s honeybees

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:06
The Honey Queens fighting to save America's bees

Obama renews minimum wage push

Mon, 2014-09-01 17:28
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks

Mon, 2014-09-01 08:44
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Mon, 2014-09-01 08:13
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.

Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

Mon, 2014-09-01 06:25
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:45
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:19
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.

Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:06
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.

Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:17
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m).