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Oldest tennis firm still got its swing

Tue, 2014-07-01 19:00
A profile of Eric Babolat, the boss of French firm Babolat, the world's oldest tennis company, and how he has grown the business.

Wall Street Market Report

Tue, 2014-07-01 17:28
The Dow and S&P close at fresh all-time highs as upbeat manufacturing data from China and the US boosts investors' confidence.

What do you do with millions of extra graduates?

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:00
What will China and India do with millions more graduates?

Sky Blues reject fans' rent offer

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:13
Coventry City Football Club rejects an offer by a supporters' group which fans say would have meant it could return to to the Ricoh Arena.

Brazil's currency marks 20 years

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:43
Brazil's currency, the real, that helped end decades of rampant inflation, reaches its 20th anniversary, as the country struggles with an anaemic economy.

Pound lifted by UK factory survey

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:24
The pound hits a near six-year high against the US dollar after a survey suggests the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for seven months in June.

Engineering strike hits South Africa

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:15
Unions says more than 200,000 engineering and metal workers in South Africa have gone on strike, with marches taking place in six major cities across the country.

L'Oreal settles US advertising case

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:10
The cosmetics company, L'Oreal, agrees to settle a case with US regulators over charges of deceptive advertising.

Kenya's buses to go cashless

Tue, 2014-07-01 07:11
Kenya tells its "matatu" buses to switch to cashless fares in order to tackle corruption, but relaxes its strict deadline for the changeover.

Slight fall in eurozone unemployment

Tue, 2014-07-01 06:59
The number of people unemployed in the eurozone dipped slightly in May, but not by enough to dent the unemployment rate.

BNP Paribas to pay $9bn to US

Tue, 2014-07-01 06:17
France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.

GM recalls another 8.4 million cars

Tue, 2014-07-01 04:06
Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 8.4 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

Mon, 2014-06-30 21:50
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace for six months in June, adding to signs that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

Japanese business sentiment dips

Mon, 2014-06-30 21:22
Japanese business sentiment has worsened in the three months to June, but is likely to recover in the coming months, the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey shows.

Bank turmoil adds to Bulgaria crisis

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:35
Bulgaria tries to calm banking jitters

VIDEO: Dropbox founder explains his success

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:17
Dropbox founder Drew Houston explains how he came up with the idea for the firm.

What's behind GSK's China scandal?

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:12
Sex tape gives new twist to GSK China probe

Hong Kong tensions rise over 'parallel traders'

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:02
Hong Kong tensions rise over 'parallel traders'

Africa mobile boom powers innovation

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:02
The growing adoption of mobile phones in Africa is giving people access to valuable information, communications and services, but many challenges remain.

Alan Mulally's Ford legacy

Mon, 2014-06-30 19:02
How Alan Mulally steered Ford back to success