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Fed rejects Citi share buyback plan

Wed, 2014-03-26 18:48
The US Federal Reserve rejects plans by Citigroup to buy back shares and boost dividends for shareholders.

Airbus to supply 70 jets to China

Wed, 2014-03-26 16:28
China signs a deal to buy 70 planes from the Europe's Airbus, reviving an order that has been on hold due an EU tax dispute.

Ukraine agrees to 50% gas price hike

Wed, 2014-03-26 16:21
Ukraine's interim government says it will raise gas prices for domestic consumers by 50% in an effort to secure an IMF aid package.

VIDEO: SB.TV founder Jamal's business tips

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:42
SB.TV founder and multi-millionaire Jamal Edwards talks to School Reporters from the Paddington Academy about his business success.

Lloyds stake sale raises £4.2bn

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:06
The government sells a second block of its shares in Lloyds Banking Group overnight raising £4.2bn - prompting a 5% fall in the share price.

Facebook buys virtual reality firm

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:02
Facebook announces it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company specialising in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).

China rare earth caps 'break rules'

Wed, 2014-03-26 14:57
China's caps on exports of rare earth elements break global trade rules, the World Trade Organization rules.

Candy Crush firm shares fall on debut

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:05
Shares in King Digital, the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, fall as much as 15% on their debut at the New York Stock Exchange.

VIDEO: Inside mobile quality testing lab

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:21
Linda Yueh has been granted rare access to a lab where mobile phones are put through various stress tests to check they meet quality standards.

'More women' on UK company boards

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:48
A "culture change" has taken place at top UK companies, with more women getting boardroom positions, a report says.

BoE in China currency clearing deal

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:32
The Bank of England and the People's Bank of China agree a plan to make London a hub for Chinese currency clearing and settlement.

Murdoch sons climb father's empire

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:31
Rupert Murdoch appoints his two sons, Lachlan and James, to top roles within News Corporation and 21st Century Fox.

China's ZTE posts £133m profit

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:02
Telecoms company ZTE makes a net profit of 1.36bn yuan (£133m) in 2013 due to 4G product development and partnerships with international operators, the Chinese company says.

Standard Life Investments buys Ignis

Wed, 2014-03-26 06:45
Standard Life shares jump as the Edinburgh-based pensions and insurance firm buys fund manager Ignis Asset Management for £390m.

VIDEO: US jobseekers blame themselves for failing

Wed, 2014-03-26 06:06
Jobseekers in Florida and Virginia talk to the BBC about whether they regard being out of work as a personal failing.

BP refinery leaks oil into US lake

Wed, 2014-03-26 03:15
BP's biggest refinery in the US spills crude oil into Lake Michigan after a malfunction but regulators say the leak has been contained.

Is Shenzhen the new Silicon Valley?

Wed, 2014-03-26 01:43
Is Shenzhen the new Silicon Valley?

Intel buys into wearable technology

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:21
US chipmaker Intel steps up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.

Are we staring at a tech stock bubble?

Tue, 2014-03-25 22:12
Another tech firm, another multi-billion dollar valuation.

Le Tour spectator hubs confirmed

Tue, 2014-03-25 21:16
Organisers of the opening stages of the Tour de France confirm the locations of 17 free spectator hubs for the UK legs of the cycling race.