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Australian winemaker in bidding war

Mon, 2014-08-11 00:23
The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.

Firms' hiring plans at 16-year high

Sun, 2014-08-10 19:03
UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.

A flying camera for extreme sport fans

Sun, 2014-08-10 18:35
How extreme sports inspired a million dollar start-up making a flying camera to capture all the action.

VIDEO: How extreme sports led to a foldable drone

Sun, 2014-08-10 18:35
How two extreme sports fan created a million dollar start-up making foldable drones.

Samsung faces Asian mobile rivals

Sun, 2014-08-10 14:59
Xiaomi and Micromax outsell global giant Samsung

UK firms hurt by Russian import ban

Sun, 2014-08-10 08:43
Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.

Markets rattled by air strike fears

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:23
Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.

Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:11
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

China jails British GSK investigator

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:33
A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.

Authority bans US flights over Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:03
The US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends service.

VIDEO: India's factory law plans questioned

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:35
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

VIDEO: Doubt hangs over US trade treaty

Fri, 2014-08-08 07:02
A US-Africa trade treaty helps to support jobs in a number of African countries, but there are concerns about its future.

Authors rally in Amazon dispute

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:48
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.

One million on 'superfast broadband'

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:28
More than a million properties in the UK now have superfast broadband speeds following a government-backed rollout, says the culture secretary.

VIDEO: Wikipedia's gender imbalance

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:22
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 commit wine fraud?

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:05
How easy is it to fake a good bottle of wine?

Malaysia Airlines in state 'takeover'

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:34
Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional seeks to take control of crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines for a "complete overhaul".

China car probe spreads to Toyota

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:12
China's anti-monopoly investigation into foreign car manufacturers spreads to Toyota as authorities probe the Japanese company's Lexus brand.

China trial for GSK investigator

Fri, 2014-08-08 03:26
A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.

VIDEO: 'Too many' Asian trade agreements

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:24
A survey of Asian businesses by HSBC finds that there are too many free trade agreements and they are too complicated.