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Battery technology playing catch-up

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:10
Advances in battery technology have been few and far between over the decades, but some recent innovations promise more power for our energy-hungry gadgets.

Baby gadgets pose risk of paranoia

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:07
A growing number of start-ups offering baby-related gadgets are coming to market - but could the tech end up stressing out parents?

Can India get a taste for craft beer?

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:04
A relatively young and well-travelled population is fuelling the growth of craft beers in India. But can they capture a bigger market share?

Verizon and Netflix in streaming row

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:16
US giant Verizon issues Netflix with a "cease and desist" letter after the streaming video service told consumers Verizon was behind slow connections.

Wall Street Market Report

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:56
Wall Street Market Report

GM accepts 'troubling' recall report

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:44
GM accepts the findings of a "brutally tough, deeply troubling" report into recalls of its Chevrolet Cobalt over ignition problems which have been linked to 13 deaths.

The ECB's toolbox

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:04
Will the ECB's policies defeat the spectre of deflation?

TSB boss defends £1.6m salary

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:28
The boss of the new High Street Bank TSB has defended his own salary, after announcing a new "fair and simple" approach to bonuses.

ECB imposes negative interest rate

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:46
The European Central Bank introduces a negative interest rate of 0.1% on deposits to try to encourage banks to lend more to companies in the eurozone.

Asos shares fall 30% on profit alert

Thu, 2014-06-05 05:54
Shares in online fashion retailer Asos plunge 30% after it issues its second profit warning in three months.

China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:59
French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.

'Emotional robot' launches in Japan

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:25
Japanese firm Softbank unveils "Pepper", a robot which it says can read human emotions and which is due to go on sale to the public next year.

Alibaba buys Chinese football stake

Thu, 2014-06-05 02:23
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club for a reported 1.2 billion yuan ($192m; £114m)

ECB set for rate cut to boost growth

Thu, 2014-06-05 02:13
The European Central Bank is widely predicted to slash its interest rates on Thursday, as the economic recovery in the eurozone continues to be lacklustre

Sterling agrees to Clippers sale

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:16
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agrees to sell the team for $2bn (£1.2bn) and drop his lawsuit against the league, his lawyer says.

Business jargon: Squaring the circle

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:15
Why business jargon is business poison

Small retailers looking abroad

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:11
As a growing number of small retailers seek international sales, what are the issues they face when seeking international sales?

Premier League revenues break £3bn

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:08
Premier League clubs' revenues broke through the £3bn mark in the recent 2013-14 season, say analysts Deloitte.

Taiwan's answer to Google Glass

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:01
The Asian underdog taking on Google Glass

VIDEO: Pressure on ECB to stimulate Eurozone

Wed, 2014-06-04 18:28
The European Central Bank is expected to announce plans to stimulate growth in the Eurozone.