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China manufacturing loses steam

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:48
China releases weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, reinforcing concerns the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.

BlackBerry launches low-cost phone

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:03
BlackBerry launches a new low-cost phone "exclusively for Indonesia", one of the few markets where it is still a key player.

China's property market: deflating or worse?

Tue, 2014-05-13 01:57
China's property market: deflating or worse?

Sharp shares up on return to profit

Mon, 2014-05-12 22:58
Shares in Japanese electronics maker Sharp rise as much as 7.7% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as it posts first annual profit in three years.

Sega v Nintendo console war recalled

Mon, 2014-05-12 19:09
Flashback to Sega and Nintendo's console war

VIDEO: Sega v Nintendo: 1990s console wars

Mon, 2014-05-12 19:08
The battle between Nintendo and Sega in the 1990s arguably laid the foundation for the future of the video game industry in the United States.

Car tech driving a greener future

Mon, 2014-05-12 19:05
Advances in car technology are helping produce more efficient, less polluting vehicles, but also modifying the way we drive and the way we think about cars.

China's answer to Warren Buffett?

Mon, 2014-05-12 19:00
Fosun founder and chairman Guo Guangchang is trying to transform his firm into a top asset manager, similar to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

VIDEO: China's answer to Warren Buffett

Mon, 2014-05-12 19:00
Fosun founder and chair Guo Guangchang is trying to transform his firm into a top asset manager, similar to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

Mon, 2014-05-12 18:50
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.

Pfizer in AstraZeneca legal pledge

Mon, 2014-05-12 17:38
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.

Government looks to Takeover Panel for Pfizer five year "lock"

Mon, 2014-05-12 17:04
Regulator could hold Pfizer to five-year promise on AstraZeneca.

Russia deadline on Ukraine gas debt

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:16
Russia's state energy giant Gazprom says it may halt natural gas shipments to Ukraine on 3 June unless the country pays in advance for supplies.

Turkey told to pay Cyprus damages

Mon, 2014-05-12 11:47
Turkey is ordered to pay 90m (£73m; $123m) euros by the European Court of Human Rights for the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

Hillshire buys Pinnacle for $6.6bn

Mon, 2014-05-12 09:32
US food company Hillshire pays $6.6bn for rival firm Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Aunt Jemima and Duncan Hines.

Australia's 'budget emergency'

Mon, 2014-05-12 09:15
Can Abbott's spending cuts balance Australia's books?

Ex-Barclays chiefs face questioning

Mon, 2014-05-12 07:57
Bob Diamond is among several former Barclays executives due to be questioned under caution by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.

BSkyB bids to consolidate Sky Europe

Mon, 2014-05-12 06:42
BSkyB has approached Sky broadcasters in Germany and Italy, which are all majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, in an attempt to create a European TV giant.

China to build new Africa railway

Mon, 2014-05-12 06:40
Agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help have been signed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Lonmin profit plunges on mine strike

Mon, 2014-05-12 05:46
The world's third-largest platinum producer, Lonmin, sees its earnings plunge because of a month-long strike at its mines and processing plants.