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'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:45
Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:42
Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:21
McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Apple results help to lift US markets

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:18
US markets open higher after well-received results from Apple and other companies help to lift shares.

India suspend tours to West Indies

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:57
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Audi claims self-drive speed record

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:29
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Lufthansa strike declared legal

Tue, 2014-10-21 06:44
German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.

Tesco's sales fall faster than rivals

Tue, 2014-10-21 06:24
Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as upmarket rival Waitrose.

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Tue, 2014-10-21 05:28
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Public borrowing rises in September

Tue, 2014-10-21 05:19
Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.

Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

Tue, 2014-10-21 05:15
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.

Asia stocks fall after China data

Tue, 2014-10-21 04:31
Many Asian markets end the day lower after data shows China's economy growing at its slowest pace in more than five years.

Amazon agrees e-book pricing deal

Tue, 2014-10-21 03:40
Online retailer Amazon reaches a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster over the pricing of e-books.

The UK's current-account Achilles' heel

Tue, 2014-10-21 02:14
The UK 's record current-account deficit

China growth slows to five-year low

Mon, 2014-10-20 23:20
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Connecting India's offline millions

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:05
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:26
US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.

Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings

Mon, 2014-10-20 16:32
Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Singapore's charity in a mansion

Mon, 2014-10-20 14:09
Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:37
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.