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Monarch staff agree to 30% pay cut

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:46
Travel firm Monarch says its staff have agreed to pay cuts of up to 30% to secure the future of the airline.

Samsung ends laptop sales in Europe

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:08
Samsung is to stop selling laptops in Europe despite reports that demand for portable PCs is rising in mature markets.

India coal scandal permits scrapped

Wed, 2014-09-24 10:10
India's top court scraps almost all coal mining permits awarded since 1993 in a corruption scandal which has cost the country tens of billions of dollars.

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

Wed, 2014-09-24 10:00
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

Pimco fund probed by US authorities

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:31
An investment fund run by financial giant Pimco, is being investigated over allegations that managers inflated returns.

Tesco being monitored by regulator

Wed, 2014-09-24 07:33
Tesco is being monitored by the UK's accountancy watchdog, following Monday's admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

Cricket club launches retail bond

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:53
Investors are being invited to put money into Lancashire County Cricket Club in the latest launch of a retail bond, although risks are involved.

German business confidence worsens

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:24
Europe's largest economy shows further signs of fragility, as a key indicator of German business confidence falls for a fifth successive month.

Car insurance market faces overhaul

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:13
Exclusive pricing deals between motor insurers and price comparison websites will be banned, the Competition and Markets Authority has said.

Dr Dre's $620m tops hip-hop rich list

Wed, 2014-09-24 03:01
Thanks to Apple's Beats buyout, Dr Dre has the highest yearly earnings of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes.

Asia Market Report

Wed, 2014-09-24 01:47
Asian markets experience a mixed trading day as Middle East tensions cap investors' appetite for risk.

Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout

Tue, 2014-09-23 21:05
US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.

RBS cuts price in Citizens sale

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:24
Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.

Google's top 20 university searches

Tue, 2014-09-23 19:00
Google reveals the top 20 most searched for universities

Why Vanity Fair covers business stories

Tue, 2014-09-23 19:00
Why glossy magazine Vanity Fair started to cover business stories

Setting up business with a stranger

Tue, 2014-09-23 19:00
Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.

Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:53
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".

Air France pilots protest in Paris

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:35
Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.

Anfield stadium expansion approved

Tue, 2014-09-23 11:58
Liverpool FC is given permission to increase Anfield's capacity from 45,000 to about 59,000 as part of a £100m expansion plan.

Sir Richard Broadbent in the frame

Tue, 2014-09-23 10:05
Chairman faces questions as the retailer’s problems mount.