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Alibaba invests $215m in US chat app

Thu, 2014-03-20 16:01
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $215m (£130m) in the US-based free mobile messaging service Tango.

Blatter questioned over World Cups

Thu, 2014-03-20 14:12
Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his Uefa equal Michel Platini are among 13 officials interviewed over 2018 and 2022 World Cup decisions.

BBC agrees Women's Super League deal

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:44
The BBC agrees a new deal with the Football Association to broadcast live radio commentary of women's football in 2014.

US shares up despite Fed worries

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:18
US markets rise a day after the Federal Reserve hinted it might raise interest rates as soon as 2015.

Appeal over women's sport coverage

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:49
Former Olympic cycling champion Nicole Cooke calls on the BBC to give the same amount of coverage to women's sport as it does to men's.

Russia 'closes Ukraine factory'

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:03
Russian authorities have taken over a confectionery factory, owned by Ukrainian firm Roshen, in the southern Russian city of Lipetsk, Kiev says.

Trader fined for rigging bond market

Thu, 2014-03-20 08:02
A trader is fined more than £660,000 and banned from the industry for rigging the UK bond market at the Bank of England's expense.

Message apps hit China Mobile profit

Thu, 2014-03-20 07:01
China Mobile has suffered its first fall in profits in 14 years as Tencent Holding's mobile messaging app service WeChat ate into its revenues.

Mulberry boss quits after profit slump

Thu, 2014-03-20 05:48
Mulberry chief executive Bruno Guillon quits following a profit warning at the luxury handbag firm.

Hitachi to move rail business to UK

Thu, 2014-03-20 05:09
Japanese electronics firm Hitachi - the manufacturer of the first bullet trains - announces it will move its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom.

New Zealand economy grows by 2.7%

Thu, 2014-03-20 04:20
New Zealand's economy grew 2.7% last year official figures show, making it one of the fastest growing nations in the developed world.

Giro NI roads get Italian thumbs up

Thu, 2014-03-20 02:51
The organisers of the Giro d'Italia cycle race approve the planned course for May's event in Northern Ireland after examining more than 200 miles of roads.

US Fed hints at rate rise in 2015

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:53
The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hints that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015.

Flappy Bird to return, says creator

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:14
Addictive mobile game Flappy Bird will return to Apple's app store, confirms creator Dong Nguyen, but without setting a specific date.

Tencent shares drop on earnings miss

Wed, 2014-03-19 22:35
Shares in China internet giant Tencent drop more than 4% in early trading before recovering after the firm reports slowing growth in its messaging app, WeChat.

Yellen's Fed: the end of cheap cash

Wed, 2014-03-19 21:43
The end of cheap cash at the US Federal Reserve

Cyprus 'still recovering' a year on

Wed, 2014-03-19 20:19
'We are still trying to recover from the repercussions'

Ethiopia's thriving fashion designers

Wed, 2014-03-19 20:15
A growing number of Ethiopian fashion designers are using traditional materials and methods to produce clothes they hope to sell internationally.

Larry Page on Google's smart future

Wed, 2014-03-19 20:04
Larry Page has been talking about privacy, government surveillance and Google's robotic future at the Ted conference.

New £1 coin to curb counterfeits

Wed, 2014-03-19 16:32
A new £1 coin, modelled on the old threepenny bit, is to be introduced in 2017 to combat counterfeiting.