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A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging goods in German stores.
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The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
Chancellor George Osborne announces plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK.
The BBC learns that leading retailers are planning a joint warning of higher business costs should Scotland become independent as the war of words heats up.
US retail sales rose by 0.6% in August, compared with the previous month, driven by car purchases, the US Commerce Department says.
US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
In a landmark initiative to help the poor, the Indian government has launched a plan to provide every household with a bank account.
The boss of Emirates tells the BBC the airline would have avoided flying over Ukraine if it had been told high-altitude missiles were in the area.
New EU sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine go into force, with Moscow warning of retaliation.
The non-executive chairman of insurance giant Aviva will become the chairman of Barclays Bank from April next year.
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
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Argentina's Congress passes a bill designed to defy a US court ruling that pushed the country into default in July
RBS confirms it will relocate its registered headquarters to London if Scotland votes for independence next week, but says it has no intention to move jobs or operations.