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Clothes firm sorry over 'Holocaust T-shirt'
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
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.
Energy-hungry Chile launches its biggest wind farm
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.
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.
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 posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time.
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
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's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
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.