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BNP Paribas 'to pay $8.9bn US fine'

Fri, 2014-06-27 15:41
US authorities will announce early next week that French banking group BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a fine of $8.9bn for allegedly violating sanctions rules, reports suggest.

Return Argentina payment - US judge

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:58
A US judge orders that a debt repayment made by Argentina to US bondholders be returned, calling the payment "an explosive action".

VIDEO: Creating a computer game phenomenon

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:12
The story behind the creation of the Witcher gaming blockbuster in Poland.

Tui Travel and Tui agree merger deal

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:54
German travel giant Tui and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel announce plans to merge following years of speculation.

Bulgarian bank system 'under attack'

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:55
Bulgaria's central bank says there has been a systematic attempt to destabilise the country through attacks on the banking system.

EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:48
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.

Suarez loses sponsor because of bite

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:30
Luis Suarez loses the support of one of his financial backers after he is banned for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Eurotunnel 'must halt MyFerryLink'

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:22
Cross-Channel rail operator Eurotunnel is told to cease operating a ferry service it started two years ago, despite saying 600 jobs may be axed.

Business investment boosts UK growth

Fri, 2014-06-27 05:34
UK economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 was helped by the fastest expansion in business investment in two years, official figures have shown.

North Korea's economy 'grows 1.1%'

Fri, 2014-06-27 04:48
North Korea's economy grew by 1.1% in 2013 according to estimates by South Korea's central bank, even as trade with the nation is constrained by UN sanctions.

Carney: 2.5% 'new normal' for rates

Fri, 2014-06-27 04:37
Bank of England governor Mark Carney suggests interest rates could reach a "new normal" of around 2.5% in early 2017.

Nike reports soaring marketing costs

Thu, 2014-06-26 20:53
Nike reports a 36% jump in marketing costs in its fourth quarter due to heavy spending ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Japan inflation rate at 32-year high

Thu, 2014-06-26 20:52
Consumer prices in Japan rise at an annual rate of 3.4% in May, the fastest pace in 32 years, due to the effect of a sales tax increase.

Is tech saving the music industry?

Thu, 2014-06-26 19:00
Digital music and pirated downloads nearly destroyed the industry, the argument goes, but now streaming technology is being credited with saving it.

World Cup weighs on Argentine economy

Thu, 2014-06-26 19:00
Why Argentina's World Cup success is bad for the economy

Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers

Thu, 2014-06-26 18:26
The online retailer Amazon is accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers in the latest round of contract negotiations.

Barclays shares fall on fraud claims

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:15
Shares in Barclays fall 6.5% after the New York attorney general filed a fraud lawsuit against the bank.

India's next billionaires?

Thu, 2014-06-26 15:02
Mumbai has become a beacon for those making their fortune in India - three of those hoping to be mega-rich tell us their stories.

Alibaba chooses NY Stock Exchange

Thu, 2014-06-26 14:57
The Chinese online retailer, Alibaba, has chosen to float its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in what could be one of the biggest public listings in history.

Germany cancels Verizon contract

Thu, 2014-06-26 12:58
The German government cancels a contract with US based Verizon over privacy concerns.