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'No' vote to alter tax and benefits

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:00
How 'No' vote will alter Scottish tax and benefits

Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

Fri, 2014-09-19 08:51
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.

VIDEO: Kenya's blooming flower industry

Fri, 2014-09-19 07:40
Despite a temporary slump in the market, Kenya's flower sector delivered $500m in sales in 2013.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Fri, 2014-09-19 06:28
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Scottish vote and uncertainty

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:13
Scottish vote and uncertainty

Alibaba sets share price at $68

Thu, 2014-09-18 20:52
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Kenyan security industry grows post-Westgate

Thu, 2014-09-18 20:11
Kenya's security sector grows in aftermath of Westgate attack

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

Thu, 2014-09-18 19:14
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

Jack Ma: The man behind Alibaba

Thu, 2014-09-18 17:41
The man behind China's internet giant Alibaba

Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:52
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a target to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.

India's farmers turn to technology

Thu, 2014-09-18 15:04
Farmers in the northern India state of Haryana are using technology to mitigate the impact of climate change.

VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:00
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

India and China sign landmark deals

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:59
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.

Irish economy bounces back strongly

Thu, 2014-09-18 10:03
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.

ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:43
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.

Russia to extend media controls

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:16
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.

Alibaba set to announce share price

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:34
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:21
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:09
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.

Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Thu, 2014-09-18 05:17
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.