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Daimler 'assisting China' in probe

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:52
The German car giant Daimler says it is helping the Chinese authorities with a probe, following reports that Chinese investigators visited its Shanghai office.

World Bank launches $200m Ebola fund

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:47
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: 'Buildings contribute to growth'

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:53
The BBC's Rico Hizon hears why buildings - such as airports and hotels - are so important in calculating GDP.

LinkedIn in $6m labour settlement

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:42
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.

Death in the digital age

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:17
Death is a big business, so tech companies are trying to muscle in with a variety of services to disrupt this most traditional of sectors.

Should there be a business covenant?

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:14
Should there be a business covenant?

The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:02
Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang explains how his start-up firm is aiming to take on US giants Pixar and Dreamworks.

VIDEO: A disabled model in a 'perfect' world

Mon, 2014-08-04 18:32
The latest advert for disability charity Scope stars model Jack Eyers who has a prosthetic leg. He spoke the BBC about attitudes to disability in modelling world.

China food scandal hurts McDonalds

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:03
The fast-food chain McDonalds says a food scare in China and Japan is having a "significant negative impact" on sales in the region.

African leaders gather for US summit

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:36
Delegates are gathering in Washington DC for the largest-ever summit of African leaders in the US, although the Ebola virus forces some to cancel.

Australian wine firm is bid target

Mon, 2014-08-04 10:42
US private equity giant KKR launches a renewed $3.4bn Australian dollar takeover bid for Australian winemaker Treasury Wines Estates.

Russians stranded as tour firm fails

Mon, 2014-08-04 09:40
As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android

Mon, 2014-08-04 08:25
Microsoft sues Samsung for the first time, in a dispute over patent fees the US firm says it is owed relating to Android.

Ghana to seek help from IMF

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:16
Ghana says it will seek financial help from the International Monetary Fund to help strengthen the West African nation's currency.

Australia to deliver 'best' Games

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:13
Australia promise to build on the "standout" Glasgow 2014 and deliver the "best" Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Li Ka-Shing mulls air firm stake

Mon, 2014-08-04 06:23
Asia's richest man, Li Ka-Shing, is looking to buy into Irish aircraft leasing firm Awas in a deal potentially worth up to $5bn.

HSBC half-yearly profits fall by 12%

Mon, 2014-08-04 05:57
HSBC profits fall by 12% in the first half of the year, as the bank says it paid out $234m to cover the cost of "customer redress".

India bank head arrested over bribery

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:28
Indian police arrest the chairman of state-run Syndicate bank, Sudhir Kumar Jain, and several others over allegations of bribery.

Portugal unveils bank rescue plan

Sun, 2014-08-03 20:51
The Bank of Portugal unveils a plan to rescue the troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, splitting it into two, with a cash injection for the "good bank".

How to slack off successfully at work

Sun, 2014-08-03 20:01
How to get away with doing nothing at work