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Dutch firm wins ScotRail franchise

Wed, 2014-10-08 11:49
Dutch rail operator Abellio wins the contract to run Scottish rail services from the start of April 2015, but Union leaders hit out at the announcement.

Low interest rates 'risk' to economy

Wed, 2014-10-08 11:30
A new IMF report warns that there are risks to global financial stability that could derail the economic recovery.

VIDEO: US independent bookshops fight back

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:48
Despite the growth of internet retail, some independent bookshops in the US are seeing an increase in popularity, reports the BBC's Victoria Fritz.

The West’s failure to pre-empt Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:32
The West’s failure to pre-empt Ebola

'More positive mood' at budget talks

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:29
The Northern Ireland Executive's latest talks on its budget crisis were more positive than previous meetings, a source tells the BBC.

ATM hack 'gives out wads of cash'

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:28
Interpol issues a warning as a flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash is discovered.

Cigarette staff in shock at closure

Wed, 2014-10-08 06:59
Staff at JTI Gallaher cigarette plant in County Antrim are given time off to absorb the news that all 877 jobs are to be lost.

Nokia to mothball India mobile plant

Wed, 2014-10-08 06:50
Nokia plans to suspend production at its mobile phone factory in India because of a dispute with the country's tax authorities.

Asia shares slump after IMF forecast

Wed, 2014-10-08 04:17
Asian markets headed lower, following Wall Street's cue, after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts.

World Bank executive gives up bonus

Wed, 2014-10-08 03:17
The World Bank chief financial officer is giving up part of his bonus after an uproar over cost-cutting measures at the lender.

Ashley bids to oust Rangers chief

Wed, 2014-10-08 02:54
Newcastle Utd owner Mike Ashley calls for an extraordinary meeting of Rangers in a bid to oust their chief executive.

Flipkart sorry for sale glitches

Wed, 2014-10-08 02:12
India's biggest online retailer Flipkart apologises to customers for glitches during Monday's 'Big Billion Day' sale.

Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

Tue, 2014-10-07 23:49
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.

Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

Tue, 2014-10-07 22:37
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.

Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

Tue, 2014-10-07 21:08
A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.

KFC owner Yum cuts profit outlook

Tue, 2014-10-07 20:42
Yum Brands, the US owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, cuts its full-year profit forecast after a food scare hurt its sales in China.

Grow your own tiny forest on the web

Tue, 2014-10-07 20:17
Everyone loves trees, but do we need forests in our cities and in our offices? One man thinks so and is busy planting them.

Tech giants debate extremism action

Tue, 2014-10-07 19:19
A "private" dinner between tech firms and government officials from across the EU is to take place in Luxembourg on Wednesday.

Heating buildings using computers

Tue, 2014-10-07 19:13
Using the heat produced from computers to warm buildings

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

Tue, 2014-10-07 19:11
The most compassionate 24 hours in the world