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VIDEO: Japan's deficit in 'three easy graphs'

Mon, 2014-01-27 09:00
The BBC's Tokyo correspondent explains Japan's massive trade deficit with the aid of "three easy graphs".

Turkey in emergency meeting on lira

Mon, 2014-01-27 08:58
The Turkish central bank calls an emergency meeting of its monetary policy committee for Tuesday following a sharp fall in the value of the lira.

Asian stocks slide on growth fears

Mon, 2014-01-27 07:27
Asian stocks fall as investors worry that a scaling back of US economic stimulus policies could hurt growth in emerging markets.

Apple Mac team reunited 30 years on

Mon, 2014-01-27 07:08
Developers recall creating Steve Jobs' all-in-one computer

Sony's credit rating cut to junk

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:59
Japanese electronic giant Sony's credit rating is cut to junk status by ratings agency Moody's.

The meaning of Labour's tax rise

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:24
Peston: Labour's changing attitude to high earners and business

VIDEO: A hi-tech tennis coach at courtside

Mon, 2014-01-27 03:11
Tennis technology has progressed so far that the sport's governing body has moved to regulate new data devices.

Warburton's deal worries Williams

Mon, 2014-01-27 03:10
Sam Warburton's WRU central contract leaves players in a very difficult place says former Wales international Martyn Williams.

Google and Samsung sign patent deal

Mon, 2014-01-27 02:40
Google and Samsung sign a global patent cross-licensing agreement aimed at "reducing the potential for litigation" and enhancing innovation.

Google buys UK start-up DeepMind

Mon, 2014-01-27 02:18
Google buys UK start-up DeepMind for a reported $400m (£242m), making the artificial intelligence firm its largest European acquisition so far.

Japan in record annual trade deficit

Sun, 2014-01-26 22:51
Japan reports a record annual trade deficit, up 65% on the previous year, after the weak yen pushed up the cost of energy imports.

VIDEO: ADB expects 'robust' Asian growth

Sun, 2014-01-26 22:38
The president of the Asian Development Bank says he expects Asia to experience "robust" economic growth this year.

VIDEO: Abe seeks to strengthen India ties

Sun, 2014-01-26 22:34
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to strengthen economic and political ties with India on a three-day trip to the country.

The Swede changing e-commerce

Sun, 2014-01-26 20:07
A profile of Carl Waldekranz, the young boss of Swedish website building firm Tictail, and how he hopes to transform e-commerce.

British brollies seek global reign

Sun, 2014-01-26 20:01
Taking traditional British umbrellas to the world

NSA 'spied on companies' - Snowden

Sun, 2014-01-26 19:16
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden alleges that the National Security Agency (NSA) engaged in industrial espionage, in an interview with German TV.

World Bank pledges $2bn for Burma

Sun, 2014-01-26 13:43
The World Bank is to give $2bn in loans to Burma to help the country improve energy, healthcare, and other facilities, its president announces.

Clashes mar Brazil World Cup protest

Sun, 2014-01-26 12:33
Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo arrest dozens of people after a peaceful demonstration against the football World Cup.

Tata Motors chief Karl Slym dies

Sun, 2014-01-26 11:48
Tata Motors' managing director Karl Slym has died in Bangkok where he was attending a board meeting, the company announces.

VIDEO: India's growing taste for 'exotic' veg

Sun, 2014-01-26 08:09
Yogita Limaye reports on India's growing taste for "exotic" vegetables like broccoli, leeks and cabbage.