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VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:40
'If you want to be a good blogger, your passion should be for your art and your blog,' says Malini Agarwal.

VIDEO: Can Tunisia stamp out smuggling?

Fri, 2014-07-25 06:39
High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.

BSkyB – James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:50
BSkyB move to create a pan-European giant could be part of a bigger project

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

Thu, 2014-07-24 21:36
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.

Obama urges action over tax scheme

Thu, 2014-07-24 20:03
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

Business gurus answer your questions

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:13
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.

Winners and losers from a strong pound

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:12
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:11
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa causes huge financial and human damage, but new mobile phone technology is helping farmers to fight back.

VIDEO: Senegal farmers get cow tracker tech

Thu, 2014-07-24 19:11
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa comes at a huge economic and human cost. In rural Senegal, tracking cows using mobile phone tech could help.

Ghana protests over rising prices

Thu, 2014-07-24 18:18
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

Thu, 2014-07-24 17:49
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:34
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Google quizzed over deleted links

Thu, 2014-07-24 14:56
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Banks face tougher accounting rules

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:13
Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.

IMF lowers global growth forecast

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:50
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

Standard Chartered board backs execs

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:44
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.

Barclays challenges US fraud case

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:35
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

GM profits hit by recall problems

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:33
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:22
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:07
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.