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Ex-Barclays staff charged over Libor

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:42
Three former employees of Barclays have been charged in connection with the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

Hollande meets GE boss over Alstom

Mon, 2014-04-28 07:31
French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.

Ecclestone avoids potential £1bn tax

Mon, 2014-04-28 06:58
The threat of a possible £1.2bn tax bill was lifted as a result of a secret HMRC settlement with Ecclestone family trusts for £10m, Panorama learns.

Panasonic reports return to profit

Mon, 2014-04-28 06:37
Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic reports its first full-year profit for three years, with the weaker yen helping to boost sales.

Desert dig unearths Atari games dump

Mon, 2014-04-28 06:34
Video game archaeologists have found a huge cache of old Atari games that were buried in the desert 30 years ago.

Goodman Fielder snubs $1.2bn offer

Mon, 2014-04-28 03:11
Australian food company Goodman Fielder snubs $1.2bn all-cash takeover offer from Singapore and Hong Kong parties, citing the move as "opportunistic".

Microsoft warns of Explorer security

Mon, 2014-04-28 03:11
Microsoft warns consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer.

Japan retail sales surge on tax hike

Sun, 2014-04-27 21:51
Retail sales in Japan grow at the fastest pace in 17 years in March as consumers rush to make purchases ahead of the sales tax hike in April.

VIDEO: Mills & Boon romance the app

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:56
Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon has caused a stir in the publishing industry by creating its own app.

The rise and fall of a model city

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:14
How Germany's first socialist city lost its youth

Making millions in the blink of an eye

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:12
Traders making money at the speed of light

The man shaking up the energy sector

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:07
How Stephen Fitzpatrick, the boss of Ovo Energy, is challenging the domination of the big six UK energy supply companies.

CBI: Outlook 'exceptionally strong'

Sun, 2014-04-27 19:01
The UK economic outlook for the next three months is "exceptionally strong", according to the employers' organisation the CBI.

Siemens joins battle for Alstom

Sun, 2014-04-27 16:50
Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.

Slovakia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Sun, 2014-04-27 06:39
A new deal will allow a limited amount of central European gas to flow to Ukraine via Slovakia.

Police probe Rangers cash statements

Sun, 2014-04-27 05:55
Police investigate a complaint about financial statements made by Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace.

Councils to get betting shop powers

Sat, 2014-04-26 22:04
Local authorities will get more powers to decide whether to allow new High Street betting shops to open, the government announces.

Clash over costs of independence

Sat, 2014-04-26 19:10
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander calls on Scottish ministers to produce "realistic analysis" of the cost of independence.

RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:29
Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.

Microsoft completes Nokia phone deal

Fri, 2014-04-25 11:29
Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn).