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The firm that makes Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels biscuits is sold to a Canadian pension fund for £350m.
Is it right to waste helium on children's balloons?
One of the UAE's first female commercial pilots Shaima Rashed of Etihad Airways speaks to the BBC.
A money-making machine that exploits rounding errors in currency exchanges in favour of bank customers has been built by a security researcher.
Directors' pay at the UK's top businesses rises 14% in a year thanks to a huge jump in share-based incentives, says a pay research company.
More than 150,000 people have signed up to smaller energy firms since the beginning of October, the BBC has learned.
Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant begin removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
High levels of benefits for the unemployed do not lead to a lack of motivation to find work, a Europe-wide study has found.
Trading in Air New Zealand's shares is halted after the country's government says it will sell a 20% stake in the airline.
Environmental groups sharply criticise the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.
The foreigners trying to make it in India's film industry
A profile of Alan Trefler, the chess master who runs Pegasystems, the multimillion-dollar US software group.
Qatar's construction sector is rife with abuse, warns Amnesty International, as work is about to begin on Fifa World Cup 2022 stadiums.
The Dubai Airshow has begun with Boeing and Airbus both unveiling a string of new orders.
US plane maker Boeing, and European rival Airbus, see strong sales on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Air Show hosts the global aerospace industry
Jeremy Howell reports on the science of growing crops in the desert conditions of the Middle East.
An ex-director of the Brazilian state-run bank Banco do Brasil convicted in a major corruption trial flees the country to escape a jail sentence.
Glasgow 2014 will be a "catalyst" for growth, regeneration and healthy lifestyles, Scotland's sports minister tells Commonwealth heads.