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Ghana to seek help from IMF

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:16
Ghana says it will seek financial help from the International Monetary Fund to help strengthen the West African nation's currency.

Australia to deliver 'best' Games

Mon, 2014-08-04 07:13
Australia promise to build on the "standout" Glasgow 2014 and deliver the "best" Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Li Ka-Shing mulls air firm stake

Mon, 2014-08-04 06:23
Asia's richest man, Li Ka-Shing, is looking to buy into Irish aircraft leasing firm Awas in a deal potentially worth up to $5bn.

HSBC half-yearly profits fall by 12%

Mon, 2014-08-04 05:57
HSBC profits fall by 12% in the first half of the year, as the bank says it paid out $234m to cover the cost of "customer redress".

India bank head arrested over bribery

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:28
Indian police arrest the chairman of state-run Syndicate bank, Sudhir Kumar Jain, and several others over allegations of bribery.

Portugal unveils bank rescue plan

Sun, 2014-08-03 20:51
The Bank of Portugal unveils a plan to rescue the troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, splitting it into two, with a cash injection for the "good bank".

How to slack off successfully at work

Sun, 2014-08-03 20:01
How to get away with doing nothing at work

US-Africa summit: What does Obama hope to achieve?

Sun, 2014-08-03 19:53
What does Obama hope to achieve?

Silicon dairy farming in rural Ireland

Sun, 2014-08-03 19:35
New technology and agricultural traditions come together in one of Ireland's most surprising entrepreneurial stories.

VIDEO: Ireland's Silicon Valley for cows?

Sun, 2014-08-03 19:35
How technology and tradition have combined in rural Ireland to create a world leading dairy business.

Babcock predicts Clyde job losses

Sat, 2014-08-02 20:09
The defence contractor Babcock warns its Clyde-based workforce that Scottish independence could lead to job losses.

BA to continue flying over Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.

Judge urges Argentina default talks

Fri, 2014-08-01 17:29
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:50
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Held GSK detective visited by son

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:09
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

VIDEO: Ghana's ailing economy

Fri, 2014-08-01 10:50
The BBC's Sammy Darko explains the reasons behind the anger of protesters on the streets of Accra, Ghana.

Risking it all to save the boss

Fri, 2014-08-01 10:39
The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive

Best of this week's online business

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:15
Who got the top of the milk this week in business

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

Fri, 2014-08-01 08:45
European firms assess the impact of sanctions on Russia

BA owner IAG moves into profit

Fri, 2014-08-01 06:35
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.