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Valeant to improve Botox firm bid

Tue, 2014-05-13 13:25
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Ecclestone 'paid banker $44m bribe'

Tue, 2014-05-13 11:24
A jailed German banker tells a court in Germany that Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone gave him a $44m (£26m) bribe to facilitate a business deal.

US retail growth slows in April

Tue, 2014-05-13 10:32
US retail sales grew by just 0.1% in April, figures from the Commerce Department show, as consumers cut back on purchases of electronics and furniture.

Court backs 'right to be forgotten'

Tue, 2014-05-13 08:40
A top EU court rules Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in an important test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".

Australia to halve budget deficit

Tue, 2014-05-13 08:37
Australia's government aims to nearly halve its budget deficit over the next year through tough spending cuts and tax increases.

Airbus orders slump but profit rises

Tue, 2014-05-13 07:18
Europe's largest aerospace group Airbus says orders for its jets dropped sharply in the first quarter of the year, but profits nearly doubled.

Why fixing China could hurt the West

Tue, 2014-05-13 06:04
Why fixing China could hurt the West

Heathrow and Gatwick unveil plans

Tue, 2014-05-13 04:44
Heathrow and Gatwick airports both unveil revised expansion plans as they attempt to secure permission to build the UK's next runway.