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Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals

Sat, 2014-07-12 20:28
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina, as he continues a tour of Latin America.

Scotland could host UK spaceport

Sat, 2014-07-12 19:04
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.

Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Sat, 2014-07-12 12:33
British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.

Iraqi Kurds seize two oilfields

Sat, 2014-07-12 11:50
Iraqi Kurdish forces have taken over two oilfields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.

China businessman 'hacked US firms'

Sat, 2014-07-12 08:13
US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.

Firms warned over Games marketing

Fri, 2014-07-11 19:19
Companies could fall foul of the law if they try to associate their activities with Glasgow 2014 without authorisation, a law firm warns.

Fifa partner boss 'did not flee'

Fri, 2014-07-11 15:14
A World Cup hospitality company says its director did not flee a Brazilian hotel when police came to arrest him over alleged illegal ticket sales.

Wells Fargo profits up on US economy

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:58
Profits at Wells Fargo - the largest US bank - rise 3% in the second quarter, helped by a pick-up in the US economy.

Motor racing on public roads plan

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:53
David Cameron says the government is to give local authorities the power to stage motor races on public roads.

Cynk suspended after surging 23,000%

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:22
The US Securities and Exchanges Commission suspends trading in Cynk Technology after shares in the little-known social networking firm surged 23,000% in the past month.

Who are Fifa ticket agents Match?

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:00
The firm at the centre of the World Cup ticket storm

Burberry investors reject boss's pay

Fri, 2014-07-11 10:37
Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the chief executive's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.

Moshi Monsters boss stepping down

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:31
The boss of Mind Candy, the company known for children's social network Moshi Monsters, is to step down.

Portugal seeks to calm bank fears

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:56
Portugal's central bank seeks to steady investors' nerves, saying the country's largest listed bank, Banco Espirito Santo, does not need extra funds.

Melua admits being 'clueless' on tax

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:49
Katie Melua admits she was "clueless and inexperienced" when she was advised to sign up to a tax avoidance scheme known as Liberty.

The Brics: Building a new bank

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:37
Would a new Brics bank really rival the World Bank?

Royal Mail sale 'lost taxpayers £1bn'

Fri, 2014-07-11 05:55
Taxpayers may have lost out on around £1bn in undervalued Royal Mail shares and assets, a committee of MPs says.

Infosys sees quarterly profits rise

Fri, 2014-07-11 05:14
Infosys, India's second-largest IT services firm, reports a 21% increase in quarterly profit and maintains its revenue growth forecast.

The end of the record collection?

Fri, 2014-07-11 03:25
Will streaming services revolutionise the music industry ?

Church of England cuts Wonga ties

Thu, 2014-07-10 22:48
The Church of England says it no longer has any investment in payday lender Wonga, ending an embarrassment to the Archbishop of Canterbury.