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Warm weather hits sales at Next

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:11
Next says the recent warm weather has slowed sales growth and adds it might have to cut its profit forecast if the warm spell continues.

eBay to split off PayPal business

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:00
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Ticket ballot for World Cup games

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:37
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tue, 2014-09-30 10:36
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:50
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:32
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

L'Oreal halts travel to Hong Kong

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:23
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:08
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Eurozone inflation near five-year low

Tue, 2014-09-30 07:11
Eurozone inflation slipped again in September, with prices rising at their slowest rate in nearly five years.

In pictures: The lure of gold

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:42
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

Asian markets fall on factory data

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:34
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index falls 1% after data shows industrial output unexpectedly fell in August.

Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:34
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.

UK second quarter growth revised up

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:27
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.

Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:27
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.

RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:29
State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.

Netflix to release full-length film

Tue, 2014-09-30 02:51
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:42
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

Modi meets Obama at White House

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:11
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday evening, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.

Coding for cannabis cash

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:03
The marijuana industry holds its first-ever hackathon in the hopes of transforming a once underground, low-tech industry.

Croatia and the EU - what's changed?

Mon, 2014-09-29 18:52
One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund