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LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:11
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:03
Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".

Nollywood finds its global audience online

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:01
Nigeria's film industry is now equal to 1.4% of GDP, and is set to grow even bigger as online video brings it to international audiences.

VIDEO: The handbag firm begun 'by mistake'

Mon, 2014-07-28 19:01
Nina Lekhi says she started her handbag company, Baggit 'by mistake'. It is a 'mistake' that is now one of India's most well-known brands and is worth some $150m.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Mon, 2014-07-28 18:22
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.

Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

Mon, 2014-07-28 16:25
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.

Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Mon, 2014-07-28 14:54
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.

Strike ends in South Africa

Mon, 2014-07-28 14:01
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:24
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.

Fifa widens ban for Ghanaian Edusei

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:35
Former Ghana international Mark Edusei has a suspension for match-fixing imposed in Italy extended to a global ban by Fifa.

Ryanair raises profit forecasts

Mon, 2014-07-28 03:11
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.

Germany's super-shy super-rich

Sun, 2014-07-27 19:31
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?

The bakery in the middle of a desert

Sun, 2014-07-27 19:01
Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.

VIDEO: 'Many people told us we were crazy'

Sun, 2014-07-27 19:00
How two sisters decided to bring back traditional wheat-growing and baking in the middle of a Spanish desert.

Sharp falls in China property market

Sun, 2014-07-27 16:45
Sharp falls in China's property market

Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit

Sun, 2014-07-27 07:24
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.

US firm withdraws Mothercare offer

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:04
US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.

RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Fri, 2014-07-25 13:23
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

Fri, 2014-07-25 13:14
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:10
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.