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Alibaba IPO: Chairman Ma's China

Mon, 2014-09-08 17:54
The brains behind China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba

Can Indian football take on cricket?

Mon, 2014-09-08 16:02
Can Indian Super League football take on cricket?

Pound falls on independence poll

Mon, 2014-09-08 15:14
The pound has fallen in response to a YouGov poll showing a narrow lead for Scottish independence for the first time.

Ryanair buys 100 Boeing planes

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:54
Budget airline, Ryanair, agrees an order valued at $10.4bn for 100 new Boeing aircraft, with an option for further 100.

VIDEO: Russia warning to EU over sanctions

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:15
Moscow threatens to ban EU flights over Russian airspace in retaliation for further European Union sanctions.

Ex-US envoy in money-laundering case

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:46
Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say.

EU sanctions defy Russia warning

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:20
The EU says new sanctions against Russia should be adopted shortly and take effect on Tuesday, despite a Kremlin warning of retaliation.

VIDEO: Why Scots poll is affecting the pound

Mon, 2014-09-08 08:55
The pound has fallen to its lowest level in 10 months amid uncertainty about Scotland's future within the UK.

RBS starts share sale of US arm

Mon, 2014-09-08 07:59
The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.

GM announces hands-free Cadillac

Mon, 2014-09-08 07:37
General Motors has announced that by 2016, some of its Cadillacs will incorporate self-driving functions.

Britain 'becoming like Downton Abbey'

Mon, 2014-09-08 05:36
The leader of Britain's trade union movement warns of a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".

Japanese economy contracts 1.8%

Mon, 2014-09-08 04:37
Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.

Rogue trader Kerviel out of jail

Mon, 2014-09-08 03:13
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag.

Electrolux in $3.3bn deal with GE

Mon, 2014-09-08 03:03
Two of the biggest names in household appliances, Electrolux and General Electric, strike a $3.3bn (£2bn) deal.

VIDEO: Malaysia tourism hit by air disaster

Mon, 2014-09-08 02:56
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 six months ago has had a negative impact on the country's once-thriving tourism industry.

China's exports beat forecasts

Mon, 2014-09-08 02:14
China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.

Economy at heart of Brazil election

Sun, 2014-09-07 19:02
Economy at heart of Brazil's presidential election battle

Fifa World Cup 'hits the poorest hardest'

Sun, 2014-09-07 19:00
The other side of major football tournaments

Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

Sun, 2014-09-07 15:00
Joanna Wei set up educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.

VIDEO: Hi-tech education for Chinese children

Sun, 2014-09-07 14:53
Joanna Wei talks about her educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.