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Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

Sun, 2014-06-22 17:43
Chinese megastar Li Na on life as a global tennis brand

Argentina ad rebukes 'vulture funds'

Sun, 2014-06-22 15:34
The Argentine government publishes an advert in US newspapers denouncing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in favour of hedge fund investors holding its defaulted bonds.

Amazon to offer station collection

Sun, 2014-06-22 05:59
Amazon customers will be able to collect parcels from railway stations under a deal struck with click-and-collect venture Doddle.

Alstom board votes to accepts GE bid

Sat, 2014-06-21 21:14
The board of French rail and energy group Alstom votes to accept a $17bn offer from General Electric, in what could be GE's biggest ever acquisition.

China and Greece sign major deals

Sat, 2014-06-21 18:11
China and Greece sign business deals worth about $5bn (£2.94bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit, in areas including airports and shipping.

Wall Street Market Report

Fri, 2014-06-20 16:49
Wall Street Market Report

TSB share sale values bank at £1.3bn

Fri, 2014-06-20 15:40
Lloyds Banking Group has increased the amount of TSB shares it is selling as a result of strong investor demand for the stock market listing,

Argentina wants talks with creditors

Fri, 2014-06-20 15:35
Argentina's president says her government will negotiate with all its creditors, reversing a decision not to talk to hedge fund investors.

Shell in Nigeria judgement

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:56
Anglo-Dutch oil giant shell is braced to pay up to £30m in compensation after two oil spills in Nigeria, but lawyers for the communities affected say the company has a responsibility to protects its pipelines from thieves.

GE front-runner for Alstom takeover

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:39
The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.

VIDEO: Making gelato into big business

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:58
How two friends, an economist and a former wine maker, started a thriving Italian gelato business.

Bulgarian bank rescued by state

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:40
Bulgaria's central bank takes control of one of the country's biggest lenders and warns depositors to stay calm.

VIDEO: Reviving India's only Chinatown

Fri, 2014-06-20 10:54
Yogita Limaye visits Chinatown in Calcutta to find out what has driven people away and whether they could ever be tempted to return.

Football match-fixing trio jailed

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:51
Two businessmen and a footballer convicted of plotting to fix the results of football matches by bribery, are jailed.

VIDEO: Making music: Zimbabwe's mbira

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:52
Albert Chimedza, director of the Mbira Centre in Zimbabwe, speaks to the BBC about the business of making the mbira - a traditional African instrument.

Shire shares soar on rejected bid

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:30
Shares in British pharmaceutical firm Shire soar as much as 13% after the company rejects a £27bn takeover bid from US drug giant AbbVie.

Oil price around nine-month high

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:11
Violence in Iraq has sent oil prices close to a nine-month high of $115 per barrel.

Sainsbury's in discount store tie-up

Fri, 2014-06-20 05:43
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl by entering into a joint venture with Danish discount grocery chain Netto.

American Apparel coup lifts shares

Fri, 2014-06-20 05:36
Shares in American Apparel rise sharply after the clothing firm's board voted to oust its controversial founder and chief executive Dov Charney.

Android and Windows add 'kill switch'

Fri, 2014-06-20 04:56
Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.