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Illegal match screenings targeted

Thu, 2014-01-23 10:51
The Premier League plans to prosecute pubs in Cardiff and Swansea suspected of showing matches illegally using foreign satellite channels, BBC Wales learns.

Standard Bank fined £7.6m by FCA

Thu, 2014-01-23 10:41
The UK arm of South Africa's Standard Bank is fined £7.6m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failings in its anti-money laundering controls.

Nokia sales fall in fourth quarter

Thu, 2014-01-23 10:09
Nokia sees a 22% fall in sales at its core NSN division in the final three months of last year, while the handset division being bought by Microsoft also suffers a drop.

Kenya athletes threaten boycott

Thu, 2014-01-23 09:23
Some of Kenya's top athletes threaten to stop representing their nation at international competitions like the Olympics over new tax laws.

Pearson shares hit by profit warning

Thu, 2014-01-23 09:13
Shares in education and media group Pearson fall 8% after the firm warns last year's financial performance was "weaker than expected".

Toyota retains world car sales crown

Thu, 2014-01-23 09:11
Japan's Toyota retains its position as the world's top selling carmaker, after selling 9.98 million vehicles during 2013.

The refugee experience for the wealthy

Thu, 2014-01-23 09:00
The refugee experience for the wealthy

SA platinum workers on strike

Thu, 2014-01-23 07:45
Work stops at some of the world's largest platinum mines - the biggest strike in South Africa's platinum sector since the 2012 Marikana massacre.

Lenovo in $2.3bn IBM server deal

Thu, 2014-01-23 07:26
China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - buys IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a long-expected deal.

Eurozone recovery 'gathers pace'

Thu, 2014-01-23 06:56
The recovery among eurozone private sector business gathered pace in January, according to a closely-watched survey.

VIDEO: Impact of S Africa mine strike

Thu, 2014-01-23 06:05
The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay - Lerato Mbele reports.

AUDIO: Where does football money come from?

Thu, 2014-01-23 05:10
Dan Jones from Deloitte discusses the company's annual football rich list.

VIDEO: 'We are fixing Cypriot economy'

Thu, 2014-01-23 05:06
Cyprus Finance Minister, Harris Georgiades tells HARDtalk the government is taking control of the problems of the Cypriot economy.

Man Utd drops down football rich list

Thu, 2014-01-23 02:57
Manchester United drops out of the top three in the Deloitte football rich list for the first time, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

VIDEO: Japan and China ties key to growth

Thu, 2014-01-23 02:49
The head of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, tells the BBC that good relations between China and Japan are key to their economic growth.

VIDEO: Green firms head for South East Asia

Thu, 2014-01-23 02:44
Biomass companies are finding South East Asia a promising place in which to invest - although the crops remain controversial.

India to withdraw old currency notes

Thu, 2014-01-23 02:38
India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, says it will withdraw all currency notes printed before 2005 from 31 March.

Audit firms' China units face US ban

Thu, 2014-01-23 01:44
A US judge rules that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes at Davos hotel

Thu, 2014-01-23 01:41
The BBC's Nik Gowing takes a tour of the Steigenberger Belvedere Hotel in Davos and finds out how the staff cope with hosting hundreds of functions in just five days.

UK car production 'at six-year high'

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:26
Car production in the UK is at its best level since 2007, according to the trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.