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New money in new media

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:02
US investors bet on new digital media services

Shale industry faces reality check

Sun, 2014-04-06 19:02
Is shale gas really the answer to our energy needs?

Barclays sells UAE banking unit

Sun, 2014-04-06 18:44
Barclays sells is retail banking business in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for £107m ($177m).

Meet Singapore's coffee king

Sun, 2014-04-06 18:30
Adrin Loi, who grew up watching his father brew extra strong coffee for hungry workers in a tiny Singapore stall, wants to spread its spirit globally.

Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

Sun, 2014-04-06 10:51
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

Olympic park opens to the public

Sat, 2014-04-05 14:26
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London opens to the public for the first time since the 2012 London Games.

Ukraine rejects Russia gas bill hike

Sat, 2014-04-05 10:54
The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.

Cellino wins Leeds takeover appeal

Sat, 2014-04-05 10:07
Massimo Cellino wins his appeal against the Football League's decision to block his takeover of Leeds United.

US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

Fri, 2014-04-04 22:16
The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.

Why does my phone think it's abroad?

Fri, 2014-04-04 17:15
Data roaming in Dorset

Cement giants negotiate mega-merger

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:45
Cement giants Lafarge and Holcim are in talks about merging into a company that would have a stock market value of more than $30bn euros.

Tesco chief needs to be an optimist

Fri, 2014-04-04 14:07
Why Laurie McIlwee's resignation is a blow for Tesco

Ferguson takes Harvard teaching role

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:53
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard University.

Welcome to the Business Blog

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:40
Welcome to the BBC's new business editor, Kamal Ahmed

US economy gains 192,000 jobs

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:20
The US economy created 192,000 jobs in March, down slightly from a revised 197,000 figure for February, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7%.

Japan firm to halt whale meat sales

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:00
Japanese online giant Rakuten says it will stop selling whale meat after an international court ruling banning Japan's annual hunt in the Antarctic.

Nama NI portfolio is sold for £1bn

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:33
Nama, the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank", sells its entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio for around £1bn.

McDonald's closes Crimea restaurants

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:16
McDonald's has suspended work at its three Crimean restaurants due to "operational reasons", the company has said.

Lupita Nyong'o in Lancome deal

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:39
Lupita Nyong'o, an Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years A Slave, becomes the first black ambassador for French cosmetics giant Lancome.

High Street shows 'great resilience'

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:38
About one in five High Street shops affected by the biggest retail collapses of the last five years is still vacant, research from Deloitte suggests.