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Minecraft and Microsoft: What now?

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:16
Microsoft now needs to woo Minecraft gamers

Air France warns disruption to rise

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:46
Air France has warned that disruption will get worse as a week-long strike by its pilots continues.

Uganda predicts bigger coffee crop

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:01
Uganda's coffee farmers are looking forward to a bigger harvest of beans this year thanks to more rain

Business urges post-referendum unity

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:39
A leading Scottish business group calls for the country to unite "to drive Scotland forward", whatever the referendum result.

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:10
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

OECD sees global economy held back

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:27
A slow recovery among nations using the euro is holding back the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.

Branson in fresh warning on Scottish independence

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:56
Branson's concern over Scottish independence

Thai tuna firm nets Norwegian rival

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:05
The world's biggest producer of canned tuna, Thai Union Frozen Products, is buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar for an undisclosed sum.

Heineken rejects SABMiller offer

Mon, 2014-09-15 05:54
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has rejected a takeover offer from SABMiller saying the proposal is "non-actionable".

Sinopec sells stake for $17.5bn

Mon, 2014-09-15 04:45
Sinopec strikes a deal with 25 local and foreign investors to sell 30% of its retail arm in a deal valued at $17.5bn.

First Android One smartphones launch

Mon, 2014-09-15 04:16
The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.

VIDEO: What is Alibaba? In 60 seconds

Mon, 2014-09-15 04:12
Your 60-second primer on Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant set to float on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest technology listings ever.

Novo Banco names new chief executive

Sun, 2014-09-14 16:20
Novo Banco, the "good bank" created from troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) names Eduardo Stock da Cunha its new chief executive.

How to be a big fish in a small pond

Sun, 2014-09-14 15:02
Singaporean businessman Kenny Yap says he aims to be the world's biggest tropical fish exporters: "I like being a big fish in a small pond," he tells the BBC.

VIDEO: 'Kenny the Fish' swims to the top

Sun, 2014-09-14 15:02
Qian Hu Corporation is one of the biggest exporters of tropical fish in the world but its success has sometimes been an upstream struggle.

What exactly is Alibaba?

Sun, 2014-09-14 15:01
Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant

Leaders stress Scots vote will stand

Sun, 2014-09-14 14:50
Alex Salmond says the independence referendum is "a once in a generation opportunity" while Alistair Darling says there would be "no way back".

Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods

Sun, 2014-09-14 10:00
A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging goods in German stores.

Hand baggage: The best airlines

Fri, 2014-09-12 17:23
The best and worst airlines for hand baggage

HSBC settles with US regulators

Fri, 2014-09-12 17:10
The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.