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The cool cars that money can't buy

Sun, 2014-10-12 18:42
The cool cars that money simply can't buy

The man behind the eBay of Latin America

Sun, 2014-10-12 18:37
Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay.

PM 'unstatesmanlike', says Brown

Sun, 2014-10-12 07:54
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of risking the future of the United Kingdom.

Concerns rise over US-EU trade talks

Sat, 2014-10-11 13:34
There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.

S&P cuts France's credit outlook

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:36
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit outlook to 'negative', due to concerns about the country's struggling economic recovery.

Shares fall further on economy fears

Fri, 2014-10-10 16:40
Stock markets across Europe and the US see steep falls as fears about strength of the global economy deepen.

Putin wants say in Moldova-EU trade

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:17
Russia's President Vladimir Putin tells Moldova that it must take account of Russia's interests before developing closer trade ties with the EU.

UK trade deficit narrows in August

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:36
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.

Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:19
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".

VIDEO: Designed In China: The facts

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:54
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products

Asia extends global share slide

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:46
Asian shares fall back, following big losses on Wall Street, as concerns about the health of the global economy worry investors.

Former China mining head extradited

Fri, 2014-10-10 02:44
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.

Lego 'won't renew' Shell contract

Fri, 2014-10-10 01:40
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.

Symantec to split in two companies

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:18
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.

'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:34
Dell's head of packaging, Oliver Campbell, is a man on a mission. Under his tenure the company has introduced innovative eco-friendly packing - including plastic bags made from air.

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.

Global growth fears hit US shares

Thu, 2014-10-09 18:46
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends the oil price and US shares tumbling in their biggest drop of the year.

Global growth worries hit US stocks

Thu, 2014-10-09 17:02
The return of worries over global growth prospects sends US stocks plunging, with the Dow Jones suffering its worst losses of 2014.

Icahn urges Apple to boost buybacks

Thu, 2014-10-09 11:46
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn urges Apple to buy back even more of its shares, to boost the company's stock price, which Mr Icahn says is undervalued.

UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:43
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.