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European Central Bank website hacked

Thu, 2014-07-24 05:34
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

UK retail sales continue to grow

Thu, 2014-07-24 05:20
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

LG Electronics sees big profit jump

Thu, 2014-07-24 04:55
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

Thu, 2014-07-24 04:13
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Labour considers sport betting levy

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:51
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

China manufacturing growth speeds up

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:34
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:18
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.

The rise of solo dining

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:00
With a growing number of people going out for meals on their own, restaurants are increasingly seeking to appeal more to solo diners, reports Barbara Balfour.

Facebook reports surge in profits

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:21
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Digesting China's latest food scare

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:44
Digesting China's latest food scandal

Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:25
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:56
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

IMF forecasts lower US growth

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:39
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

Pepsico shares surge on results

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:47
Shares in snacks and drinks giant Pepsico trade close to record levels after the company reports positive results.

Herbalife dodges "death blow"

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:05
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman fails to land his promised "death blow" on diet shake company, Herbalife.

Glaxo profits fall hits shares

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:35
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

Boeing profits from sales boost

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:30
US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.

Bank and business at odds over rates

Wed, 2014-07-23 06:23
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

PayPal to advance cash to businesses

Wed, 2014-07-23 06:07
Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.

China detains five over meat scandal

Wed, 2014-07-23 05:02
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.