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Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

Wed, 2014-08-27 09:56
Clothes firm sorry over 'Holocaust T-shirt'

How Norway avoided the 'curse of oil'

Wed, 2014-08-27 09:52
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:51
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:24
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

Chile launches its biggest wind farm

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:26
Energy-hungry Chile launches its biggest wind farm

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:05
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.

Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways

Wed, 2014-08-27 04:39
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.

VIDEO: What next for worker pay in Asia?

Wed, 2014-08-27 02:13
A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.

Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).

The etiquette of reclining seats on flights

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:11
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.

Tunisia's first video games boss

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries

Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 2014-08-26 17:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.

Wall Street market report

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:34
US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time.

Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

South Africa economy avoids recession

Tue, 2014-08-26 11:22
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

China probes executives at VW unit

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:53
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".

US house price growth slows in June

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:24
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.

France and the shadow of the euro

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:09
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis

Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:26
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.