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The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.
UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
How extreme sports inspired a million dollar start-up making a flying camera to capture all the action.
How two extreme sports fan created a million dollar start-up making foldable drones.
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung
Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.
Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
The US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends service.
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.
A US-Africa trade treaty helps to support jobs in a number of African countries, but there are concerns about its future.
More than 900 authors make a public appeal to Amazon to end a bitter publishing dispute that they say has been "hurting" writers and readers.
More than a million properties in the UK now have superfast broadband speeds following a government-backed rollout, says the culture secretary.
Caroline Hepker asked Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales if he is concerned that the majority of contributors are Western men.
How easy is it to fake a good bottle of wine?
Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional seeks to take control of crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines for a "complete overhaul".
China's anti-monopoly investigation into foreign car manufacturers spreads to Toyota as authorities probe the Japanese company's Lexus brand.
A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
A survey of Asian businesses by HSBC finds that there are too many free trade agreements and they are too complicated.