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Carney calls for ethics in banking

Tue, 2014-05-27 15:08
Bankers need to recognise their social responsibility, and see their profession as a vocation, says the governor of the Bank of England.

Spotify latest to be hit by hack

Tue, 2014-05-27 14:21
Music-streaming service Spotify becomes the latest high-profile technology company to be hit by a security breach.

LG unveils laser-focus smartphone

Tue, 2014-05-27 13:58
LG unveils the first smartphone to use a laser beam to help it focus in dim light conditions and to lock onto fast-moving objects.

SFA contacted over match-fixing threat

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:28
The National Crime Agency contacts the SFA regarding a match-fixing threat over Scotland's game with Nigeria.

US house price growth slows down

Tue, 2014-05-27 11:30
Growth in US house prices slows down, as bank lending standards tighten and student loan debt discourages buyers.

VIDEO: Oil workers film tornado escape

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:45
A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, in the US.

IMF warns banking reform is too slow

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:40
Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make sufficient progress, the head of the IMF has warned.

Lloyds Bank announces TSB flotation

Tue, 2014-05-27 08:42
Lloyds announces plans to float a 25% stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.

Mining slump hits South African GDP

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:39
South Africa's economy shrank by 0.6% in the first three months of the year, the worst quarterly performance in five years, official data shows.

UK mortgage approvals fall again

Tue, 2014-05-27 06:25
The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.

Mining giants sign $20bn Guinea deal

Tue, 2014-05-27 05:37
Rio Tinto, Chinalco and the International Finance Corporation sign a $20bn deal to develop Guinea's iron ore deposits.