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Doing business the Chinese way

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:18
The secret to doing business in China

US markets cheer Fed minutes

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:11
US markets rise sharply after minutes from the September meeting of the Federal Reserve indicate that US central bankers are wary of raising rates too soon.

VIDEO: The mystery of China's 'guanxi'

Wed, 2014-10-08 14:52
Relationships, or "guanxi", are a crucial part of doing business in China, but it is often misunderstood. Are Westerners right to think of it as something potentially corrupt?

Strike to cost Air France 500m euros

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:08
Air France estimates that last month's two-week pilots strike will cost it about €500m (£393m) in lost revenue, as its shares fall 2.5%.

Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:34
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.

Dutch firm wins ScotRail franchise

Wed, 2014-10-08 11:49
Dutch rail operator Abellio wins the contract to run Scottish rail services from the start of April 2015, but Union leaders hit out at the announcement.

Low interest rates 'risk' to economy

Wed, 2014-10-08 11:30
A new IMF report warns that there are risks to global financial stability that could derail the economic recovery.

VIDEO: US independent bookshops fight back

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:48
Despite the growth of internet retail, some independent bookshops in the US are seeing an increase in popularity, reports the BBC's Victoria Fritz.

The West’s failure to pre-empt Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:32
The West’s failure to pre-empt Ebola

'More positive mood' at budget talks

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:29
The Northern Ireland Executive's latest talks on its budget crisis were more positive than previous meetings, a source tells the BBC.

ATM hack 'gives out wads of cash'

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:28
Interpol issues a warning as a flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash is discovered.

Cigarette staff in shock at closure

Wed, 2014-10-08 06:59
Staff at JTI Gallaher cigarette plant in County Antrim are given time off to absorb the news that all 877 jobs are to be lost.

Nokia to mothball India mobile plant

Wed, 2014-10-08 06:50
Nokia plans to suspend production at its mobile phone factory in India because of a dispute with the country's tax authorities.

Asia shares slump after IMF forecast

Wed, 2014-10-08 04:17
Asian markets headed lower, following Wall Street's cue, after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts.

World Bank executive gives up bonus

Wed, 2014-10-08 03:17
The World Bank chief financial officer is giving up part of his bonus after an uproar over cost-cutting measures at the lender.

Ashley bids to oust Rangers chief

Wed, 2014-10-08 02:54
Newcastle Utd owner Mike Ashley calls for an extraordinary meeting of Rangers in a bid to oust their chief executive.

Flipkart sorry for sale glitches

Wed, 2014-10-08 02:12
India's biggest online retailer Flipkart apologises to customers for glitches during Monday's 'Big Billion Day' sale.

Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

Tue, 2014-10-07 23:49
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.

Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

Tue, 2014-10-07 22:37
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.

Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

Tue, 2014-10-07 21:08
A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.