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Barclays sees profits fall by 7%

Wed, 2014-07-30 06:01
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.

World Cup ads boost ITV profits

Wed, 2014-07-30 05:39
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

Wed, 2014-07-30 05:03
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

Wed, 2014-07-30 04:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Amazon pledges $2bn India investment

Wed, 2014-07-30 03:25
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.

VIDEO: Taiwan firms struggle with succession

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:03
Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.

VIDEO: Airlines 'don't make enough money'

Tue, 2014-07-29 23:39
As well as the aviation disasters of recent months, airlines are being affected by aggressive competition and economic uncertainty.

Japan output falls most since 2011

Tue, 2014-07-29 23:10
Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.

The tech firm helping a tough area

Tue, 2014-07-29 19:13
A profile of technology firm Zendesk and its boss Mikkel Svane, and why the company is helping to lead the regeneration of one of San Francisco's toughest neighbourhoods.

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory

Tue, 2014-07-29 19:13
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory

VIDEO: Sami reindeer herders object to iron mine

Tue, 2014-07-29 19:06
The Sami reindeer herders of Sweden say a proposed iron ore mine will ruin their way of life.

Twitter shares surge on user growth

Tue, 2014-07-29 16:48
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

Tue, 2014-07-29 14:13
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.

UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:38
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:29
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:11
Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:47
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

India's Flipkart raises record $1bn

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:13
India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.

Airbus cancels Skymark contract

Tue, 2014-07-29 08:51
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Tue, 2014-07-29 07:53
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.