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A profile of Eric Babolat, the boss of French firm Babolat, the world's oldest tennis company, and how he has grown the business.
The Dow and S&P close at fresh all-time highs as upbeat manufacturing data from China and the US boosts investors' confidence.
What will China and India do with millions more graduates?
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, the real, that helped end decades of rampant inflation, reaches its 20th anniversary, as the country struggles with an anaemic economy.
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.
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.
The cosmetics company, L'Oreal, agrees to settle a case with US regulators over charges of deceptive advertising.
Kenya tells its "matatu" buses to switch to cashless fares in order to tackle corruption, but relaxes its strict deadline for the changeover.
The number of people unemployed in the eurozone dipped slightly in May, but not by enough to dent the unemployment rate.
France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.
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'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 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.
Bulgaria tries to calm banking jitters
Dropbox founder Drew Houston explains how he came up with the idea for the firm.
Sex tape gives new twist to GSK China probe
Hong Kong tensions rise over 'parallel traders'
The growing adoption of mobile phones in Africa is giving people access to valuable information, communications and services, but many challenges remain.
How Alan Mulally steered Ford back to success