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WTO fails to seal global trade deal

Fri, 2014-08-01 06:19
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:52
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:30
Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.

VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:20
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

Sharp posts 55% rise in profit

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:17
Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

Thu, 2014-07-31 21:40
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Bling for Indonesia's new mega-rich

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:19
Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta

VIDEO: Indonesia's new rich spend it big

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:19
Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta

Keeping the cyber thieves at bay

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:12
Companies are not doing enough to prepare for the day when they lose data to hackers and cyber thieves.

Argentina blames US for debt default

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:50
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:09
Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.

Gatwick staff to help with baggage

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:39
Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.

Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:56
Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.

Russia told to pay Yukos investors

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:02
Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.

Exxon Mobil sees profits jump 28%

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:51
Exxon Mobil, the US's largest oil and gas company, reports a sharp rise in profits as it cuts capital and exploration spending.

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:36
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:54
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.

Kerry on mission to woo India's Modi

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:22
John Kerry on a mission to increase US-India trade

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:18
The eurozone inflation rate falls by 0.4% in July, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

Anglo bosses get community service

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:57
Two former Anglo Irish Bank bosses convicted of making loans to illegally prop up the bank's share price are sentenced to serve 240 hours of community service.