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Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

Wed, 2014-10-15 19:22
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.

Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops

Wed, 2014-10-15 19:08
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

The zoo where humans are enclosed

Wed, 2014-10-15 19:01
Zoos where animals roam free

EBay lowers 2014 sales estimates

Wed, 2014-10-15 17:24
EBay said sales for 2014 won't meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought.

Global shares slide on growth fears

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:38
Global shares fall sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.

The Chinese tycoon who loves animals

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:19
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

US growth pace 'modest to moderate'

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:49
The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.

Tata Steel to sell some UK plants

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:10
Tata Steel says it is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs 6,500 people in the UK and Europe.

Germanwings pilots to strike

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:35
Pilots at Lufthansa's low cost airline Germanwings are to stage a 12-hour strike on Thursday in a row over retirement policies at the company.

Uber's tax affairs referred to HMRC

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:19
Taxi service Uber's corporate and tax affairs have been referred to HMRC by London's taxi and minicab regulator Transport for London.

UK unemployment falls below 2m

Wed, 2014-10-15 10:29
UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008.

VIDEO: Can Google Glass be addictive?

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:28
Scientists say they have treated a man for internet addiction disorder, allegedly brought on by over use of Google Glass - Rory Cellan-Jones gives his reaction.

Bank of America sees profits dive

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:10
Bank of America reports a big drop in profits due to a multi-billion dollar settlement with US authorities.

IndiGo signs record deal with Airbus

Wed, 2014-10-15 06:39
Indian budget airline IndiGo signs an agreement to buy 250 A320neo aircraft from Airbus in what is thought to be the largest number of jets sold by the European firm in a single order.

Qualcomm agrees $2.5bn CSR takeover

Wed, 2014-10-15 06:33
US chipmaker Qualcomm agrees a cash deal to buy UK counterpart CSR for $2.5bn.

Freezing eggs: Should companies pay?

Wed, 2014-10-15 06:20
Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?

Asian shares up despite China data

Wed, 2014-10-15 05:31
Asian shares rise despite weak inflation data from China suggesting the economy is slowing.

Tech firms help workers freeze eggs

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:58
Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered an additional perk: they can have their eggs frozen.

Toyota to recall 1.75 million cars

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:10
Japanese carmaker Toyota issues a recall of 1.75 million cars worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues.

Costco enters China with Alibaba

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:07
US warehouse retailer Costco is opening an online store in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba's Tmall website.