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Air France strike boosts Easyjet

Fri, 2014-10-03 03:32
Easyjet shares rise after the airline raises its annual profit forecast, thanks to a strong end to its financial year and the impact of the Air France strike.

HK protests 'cost retailers millions'

Thu, 2014-10-02 21:33
Hong Kong's protests may have cost retailers more than $2bn Hong Kong dollars (£175,7m), ANZ bank estimates as China bans travel permits from mainland.

JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

Thu, 2014-10-02 20:00
JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.

Toyota plans for a fuel cell future

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:03
Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again

US craft beer makers turn to British hops

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:03
Thirst for US craft beer boosts exports of British hops

Senegal's expats go online to buy rams

Thu, 2014-10-02 19:02
Meet the ecommerce start-up that lets Senegalese thousands of miles from home send provisions to their loved ones at home - including the all-important Tabaski ram

Wonga to write off £220m of loans

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:29
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.

Oil price falls to two-year low

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:17
Global oil prices fall to their lowest level in more than two years after Saudi Arabia cut its official selling price.

Abercrombie in discrimination suit

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:54
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will appear before the US Supreme Court accused of discriminating against a Muslim teenager for wearing a headscarf.

Buffett: Tesco shares 'huge mistake'

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:37
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has described his decision to invest in Tesco as a "huge mistake", with the share price at an 11-year low.

Fiat boss adds to EU car market gloom

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:33
Sergio Marchionne, the head of Fiat-Chrysler car group, says Ford's profit warning this week has sent shockwaves through the industry.

Ashley takes stake in Rangers to 9%

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:55
Mike Ashley is confirmed as the buyer of 4.26m shares in Rangers International Football Club, taking his stake to almost 9%.

VIDEO: What can you do in a green phone box?

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:43
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

ECB to start asset buying programme

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:38
The European Central Bank says it will start its asset buying programme later this month as it keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05%.

Angry Birds maker to cut 130 jobs

Thu, 2014-10-02 08:53
The Finnish maker of hit mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, accounting for 16% of its workforce.

Ukraine GDP 'to shrink 8% this year'

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:07
Ukraine's economy is likely to suffer more than previously predicted because of the conflict in the east of the country, the World Bank has said.

Asian markets join global slide

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:57
Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.

Virgin Money announces float plan

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:17
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

Argentina bank governor resigns

Thu, 2014-10-02 02:30
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

Wed, 2014-10-01 23:48
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.