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JPMorgan posts sharp fall in profits

Fri, 2014-04-11 11:13
US banking giant JPMorgan has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it has blamed on its mortgage business.

Ukraine-Russia gas row: Red bills and red rags

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:23
Red bills and red rags in Russia's dispute with Ukraine

BMW recalls 156,000 motors in US

Fri, 2014-04-11 09:13
German luxury carmaker BMW will recall 156,000 vehicles in the US to check for defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.

Student debt crushes home-buying dream

Fri, 2014-04-11 08:40
Student loans trap US graduates dreaming of home ownership

UK construction output shrinks 2.8%

Fri, 2014-04-11 05:25
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.

Court accepts $1.8bn SAC plea

Fri, 2014-04-11 05:06
A US court accepts a $1.8bn (£1.07bn) settlement for insider trading by US hedge fund group SAC Capital Advisors.

Scotch whisky exports stagnate

Fri, 2014-04-11 04:05
Scotch whisky exports remained flat last year, as sales were hit by slowing demand in China and other emerging markets.

US tech sell-off spreads to Asia

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:28
Asian markets end Friday's session lower as investors take their cue from the US market and dump technology stocks.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Expert views

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:23
Samsung's latest smartphone swings in

Co-op Bank confirms £1.3bn losses

Fri, 2014-04-11 02:59
The Co-operative Bank has confirmed it has made a loss of £1.3bn for 2013 and said it will not pay out £5m to former executives.

Japan approves new energy plan

Fri, 2014-04-11 02:27
The Japanese government approves an energy plan that backs the use of nuclear power, despite public anxiety after the Fukushima disaster.

US condemns Russia gas warnings

Fri, 2014-04-11 00:46
The US accuses Russia of using gas supplies to try to control Ukraine, as Nato defends the accuracy of satellite images of Russian troops near the border.

Fast Retailing sees lower profit

Thu, 2014-04-10 21:44
Shares of Japan's Fast Retailing tumble in Tokyo trade after the company revises down its full year profit forecasts due to sluggish sales at home.

UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'

Thu, 2014-04-10 19:06
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

Powering up firms with hi-tech cash

Thu, 2014-04-10 19:01
New technologies are enabling small businesses to raise finance from a growing number of alternative sources, breaking the traditional stranglehold of the banks.

Growth 'not enough' to end poverty

Thu, 2014-04-10 17:07
The World Bank urges countries to allocate more resources to the extreme poor because economic growth alone is not enough to end poverty.

VIDEO: Student debt crushes home-buying dreams

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:36
Student debt has risen dramatically in the US, which leaves many recent university graduates unable to buy their first home. The BBC talks to one family trapped in a "vicious cycle" of debt.

European Rugby Cup gets go-ahead

Thu, 2014-04-10 15:12
A new European Rugby Champions Cup to replace the Heineken Cup is given the go-ahead and will start in the 2014-2015 season.

Icahn drops eBay call to sell PayPal

Thu, 2014-04-10 15:05
Activist investor Carl Icahn drops his call for e-commerce giant eBay to sell its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.

Putin warns Europe of gas shortages

Thu, 2014-04-10 14:51
Russia warns European leaders that a gas dispute with Ukraine is now "critical", as pro-Russian activists defy Ukrainian forces.