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Berlin bans Uber on 'safety grounds'

Thu, 2014-08-14 07:23
Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.

Jackson video premiered on Twitter

Thu, 2014-08-14 07:09
The video for the latest Michael Jackson single is premiered on Twitter as the social network outlines plans to make money from clips on its service.

Mexico energy reform divides opinion

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:27
Mexico's energy reform divides opinion

UK exports to EU 'dead in the water'

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:20
The UK's economic recovery is unlikely to be export driven as its biggest trading partner is "dead in the water", a Bank of England policymaker has said.

Fans to stage ticket-price march

Thu, 2014-08-14 03:45
The Football Supporters' Federation march on the Premier League's headquarters to highlight the high price of tickets.

Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit

Wed, 2014-08-13 23:42
The world's biggest maker of personal computers, Lenovo, sees a 23% jump in net profit as laptop sales outperform industry average.

The 'Prince of Pot' returns

Wed, 2014-08-13 18:00
A Canadian cannabis exile returns

How to crack the US market

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:58
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.

Mexico gives Pemex most oil reserves

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:43
The Mexican government grants national oil firm Pemex the rights to 83% of the country's proven and probable oil reserves, as part of a broad energy overhaul.

Scudamore still favours '39th game'

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:11
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is still in favour of overseas games, and says the clubs are too.

Macy's cuts its sales forecasts

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:35
US department store chain Macy's cuts its full-year sales forecasts to make up for first-quarter losses, when bad weather kept shoppers away.

Amazon launches credit-card reader

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:10
Amazon launches a credit and debit card reader for tablets and smartphones that poses a challenge to Square and PayPal.

Bank of England gives 'reassurance' on Scottish independence vote

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:41
Mark Carney moves after fears over currency union

Bank of England cuts wage forecast

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:31
The Bank of England cuts its forecast for average wage growth in half, predicting average wages to rise by 1.25% this year.

UK jobless rate nears six-year low

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:18
The UK unemployment rate falls to 6.4% in the three months to June, close to a six-year low but wage growth is the slowest on record.

Surprise fall in eurozone production

Wed, 2014-08-13 09:03
Eurozone industrial production falls unexpectedly in June, adding to signs that the region's economy is struggling.

Oil prices dip to nine-month low

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:45
Global oil prices have fallen to their lowest level in nine months, despite fears that conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq would inflate prices.

Security firm G4S back in profit

Wed, 2014-08-13 04:16
Security firm G4S reports a pre-tax profit of £85m for the six months to the end of June, compared with a loss of £94m a year earlier.

China data raises doubts over growth

Wed, 2014-08-13 03:22
China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the expansion is at a slower pace from the previous month.

Candy Crush maker reduces forecasts

Wed, 2014-08-13 02:56
The makers of mobile game Candy Crush Saga reduce their 2014 forecast after lower-than-expected second-quarter results.