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Lehman bankers win pensions battle

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:38
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.

HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:33
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.

Bulgaria suspends South Stream

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:46
Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.

Swiss sanctions dilemma over Russia

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:40
EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers

Inflation falls more than expected

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:09
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.

Google cars 'designed to speed'

Tue, 2014-08-19 06:56
Google's driverless cars are programmed to occasionally exceed speed limits by up to 10mph, says the project's lead engineer.

Russian ban fuels food price rises

Tue, 2014-08-19 06:41
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.

UK trader guilty of rate rigging

Tue, 2014-08-19 05:43
A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.

BHP Billiton unveils $14bn demerger

Tue, 2014-08-19 05:39
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.

Espirito Santo debts sold via Jersey

Tue, 2014-08-19 02:03
Three Jersey-registered companies are named in the fallout over stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.

Windows XP upgrade proves tricky

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:11
Cost, complications and computer code clashes have afflicted firms that have migrated away from the ageing Windows XP operating system.

Brewing a beer revolution in Africa

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:11
One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.

VIDEO: The beer hunter of Mauritius

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:11
Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.

Norway's Statoil in Russian deal

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:57
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.

£224m payout over e-Borders sacking

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:34
The Home Office is told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme.

EU compensates fruit and veg growers

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:12
The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

Dollar shops in three-way tussle

Mon, 2014-08-18 10:04
A takeover battle involving US dollar stores becomes a three-way fight after Dollar General unveils a $9.7bn bid for a rival chain.

Facebook tags satire in news feeds

Mon, 2014-08-18 07:43
Facebook is testing a new feature that warns users of satirical content posted from sites like the Onion.

China says Mercedes fixed prices

Mon, 2014-08-18 07:18
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.

Monarch airlines may cut 1,000 jobs

Mon, 2014-08-18 05:11
Monarch Airlines may cut as many as 1,000 jobs as part of a major strategic review that aims to cuts costs and may lead to the end of long haul flights.