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Swiss reject highest minimum wage

Sun, 2014-05-18 11:20
Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to introduce what would have been the highest minimum wage in the world in a referendum.

Will Modi be India's economic saviour?

Sat, 2014-05-17 19:38
Will Narendra Modi revitalise India's economy?

How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

Sat, 2014-05-17 19:04
How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

Co-op approves governance shake-up

Sat, 2014-05-17 12:26
Members of the Co-op vote in favour of sweeping reforms to the way the group is managed, following a series of failures at the organisation.

Apple and Google settle patent row

Fri, 2014-05-16 23:31
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google agree to dismiss lawsuits they have brought against each other over technology patents.

Portugal: Two steps forward, one step back

Fri, 2014-05-16 17:41
Two steps forward, one step back

Irish debt upgraded by Moody's

Fri, 2014-05-16 17:36
The credit rating agency Moody's improves its outlook for Ireland's debt, grading the country as "stable", due to an increase in economic growth.

Man City fined and squad capped

Fri, 2014-05-16 15:03
Manchester City are fined £49m and will have a reduced Champions League squad next season after failing financial rules.

Travel firms halt Kenya coast tours

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:12
British tourists are being evacuated from parts of Kenya by tour operators Thomson and First Choice, following a terrorism warning from the Foreign Office.

Red Lobster sold for $2.1bn

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:06
The struggling Red Lobster chain of seafood restaurants is sold by owner Darden Restaurants for $2.1bn to private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital, despite opposition.

WWE shares slammed after TV deal

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:16
The firm behind shows such as Friday Night Smackdown and Monday Night Raw takes a hit as investors fear lack of growth.

General Motors fined $35m over recall

Fri, 2014-05-16 11:47
The US government fines General Motors $35m(£20.8m) for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches.

European car sales rise 4.6% in April

Fri, 2014-05-16 08:27
Sales of new cars in the Europe Union (EU) have risen 4.6% in April compared to the same month a year earlier figures show.

India stocks rise on elections

Fri, 2014-05-16 07:23
Indian stocks rise, at one point hitting a new record, after early vote counts show opposition leader Narendra Modi leading the election polls.

Adobe apologises for global failure

Fri, 2014-05-16 07:21
Adobe has apologised for a system failure that knocked its Creative Cloud service offline for users around the world.

Algorithm given seat on board

Fri, 2014-05-16 06:29
A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors, allowing it to vote.

Malaysia Airlines losses worsen

Fri, 2014-05-16 04:53
Malaysia Airlines losses widen after the disappearance of Flight 370, raising questions about the future of the 76-year-old carrier.

Do people spend a month's salary on an engagement ring?

Fri, 2014-05-16 04:32
How an advertising campaign tried to dictate how much money an engagement ring should cost.

Property hotspots for 'yuppies'

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:28
Young urban professionals - a group known back in the 1980s as "yuppies" -are flocking to a limited number of property hotspots, says new research.

Re-making India's economy

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:03
Re-making India's economy