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EU widens aid to dairy exporters

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:46
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.

Pro-Yes business figures hit back

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:36
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for Scottish independence “has been made”.

Germanwings pilots set to strike

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:04
Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.

VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:27
Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.

Deutsche Bank in mis-reporting fine

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:12
Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.

FBI probes JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:40
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.

UK growth forecast upgraded by BCC

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:29
The UK economy will grow faster than expected this year and next, according to business lobby group the British Chambers of Commerce.

Strike disrupts Argentine capital

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:24
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.

Georgian wines toast EU sales boost

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:57
With the European Union ending import tariffs on Georgian products from 1 September, the country's winemakers and farmers are hopeful of increasing their exports to the EU.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:47
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

Billabong upbeat despite more losses

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:36
Australian surfwear firm Billbabong reports another annual loss but says its turnaround plan "is gaining traction".

Qantas reports record annual loss

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:24
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

Millions knocked offline in US

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:09
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

Philippines sees economy pick up

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:31
The Philippine economy grew faster than expected in the three months to June, expanding by 6.4% from a year earlier.

France's jobless total rises again

Wed, 2014-08-27 17:01
The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, as PM Manuel Valls promises business leaders to speed up reform.

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:53
Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

HP recalls million of power cords

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:27
HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:46
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:17
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.

Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:13
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.