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VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India

Mon, 2014-10-27 20:09
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

Mon, 2014-10-27 20:02
Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

Can an app cure anxiety and stress?

Mon, 2014-10-27 20:00
Stress and anxiety are the modern epidemic - but what if a simple app could make it all go away?

Twitter grows users but shares slide

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:07
Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter.

VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:06
BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.

Hundreds of redundancies for airline

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:50
Staff at Monarch airlines agree to 700 redundancies and pay cuts of up to 30% as part of a deal to save the Luton-based company.

India tackles poverty through business

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:07
Turning flowers into paint to tackle poverty in India

Italian bank hit by stress tests

Mon, 2014-10-27 14:49
Trading in shares of Italy's Monte dei Paschi is suspended twice after sharp falls in reaction to its poor performance in official stress tests.

France in new deficit cut pledge

Mon, 2014-10-27 12:01
France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.

Parish denies Palace takeover claims

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:38
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says he is open to a change of ownership, but denies a takeover is imminent.

German ex-banker guilty of bribery

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:02
The former boss of Germany's BayernLB bank gets a suspended jail term for having bribed Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider in 2007.

Chiquita banana firm in Brazil deal

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:41
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.

German business mood dips again

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:02
German business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in almost two years, a survey suggests, raising concerns about the strength of Europe's largest economy.

Marussia F1 team in administration

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:00
Marussia have become the second F1 team to be placed in administration in less than a week, it is confirmed.

Designed in China - coming to a store near you?

Mon, 2014-10-27 07:10
Designed in China - coming to a store near you?

Asian shares mixed on ECB bank tests

Mon, 2014-10-27 05:04
Asian stocks close mixed after most of Europe's largest banks pass a stress test aimed at checking the strength of the region's financial system.

Eurozone solves yesterday's problem

Mon, 2014-10-27 04:54
Eurozone solves yesterday's problem

ANZ shares suspended on profit error

Mon, 2014-10-27 04:33
Shares of ANZ are suspended from trade after the lender accidentally publishes part of its full-year profit results, which are due on Friday.

Widodo cabinet sparks mixed reaction

Mon, 2014-10-27 03:43
Indonesia's new cabinet holds its first meeting, as President Joko Widodo's choice of ministers receives mixed reaction.

HK shares hit by Stock Connect delay

Sun, 2014-10-26 23:34
Shares of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing tumble to a six-month low after a landmark scheme to connect it with Shanghai's stock market is delayed.