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What's lurking inside the Bank of England's vaults?

Wed, 2014-04-09 20:19
What's lurking inside the Bank of England's vaults?

German coal underpins renewable push

Wed, 2014-04-09 19:09
Why Germany is not as efficient as you might think

US Republicans block 'fair pay' bill

Wed, 2014-04-09 16:14
US Senate Republicans block a Democratic bill aimed at closing the gap between what men and women are paid, dismissing it as an election year ploy.

Bamboo back in business for Taiwan

Wed, 2014-04-09 14:37
After decades of decline, Taiwan's bamboo industry is now recovering as the plant is being used to make a wider range of goods, says the BBC's Cindy Sui.

Car fumes cut easier than UN thought

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:07
UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.

Greece to issue five-year bond

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:38
Greece says it will return to long-term debt markets with a five-year bond issue, as thousands take part in a 24-hour strike over austerity measures.

Tech firms urge password reset

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:34
Several technology companies are advising the public that they should change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.

EU proposes new executive pay rules

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:06
The European Commission proposes new rules to boost shareholder power and control executive pay, in the latest Brussels move over remuneration.

UK trade deficit narrows in February

Wed, 2014-04-09 05:59
The UK's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed in February by more than expected, helped by a fall in imports, official data shows.

'Yes' vote 'could hit energy sector'

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:57
An independent Scotland could expect to lose subsidies to green energy investment from the rest of the UK, the UK government warns.

David Jones agrees to $2bn takeover

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:53
Australia's high-end retailer David Jones recommends that shareholders accept a $2bn takeover offer from South Africa's Woolworths.

Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:30
Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally due to five separate issues, including problems with steering columns.

Japan's Olympus sued by six banks

Wed, 2014-04-09 02:31
Japan's Olympus faces lawsuits from six banks seeking compensation over false financial statements issued by the firm from 2000 to 2011.

VIDEO: Cool jobs: The celebrity party host

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:12
In the latest edition of our Cool Jobs series, Sharanjit Leyl speaks to celebrity party organiser, Olga Iserlis.

Woes grow for Brazil energy giant

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:08
Brazilian energy firm Petrobras faces growing controversy

US regulator fines GM over inquiry

Tue, 2014-04-08 19:30
US road safety authorities have fined GM for failing to respond to requests for information about faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

The irresistible urge for students to talk

Tue, 2014-04-08 19:00
The irresistible urge for online students to meet-up

Alcoa reports first quarter loss

Tue, 2014-04-08 18:18
One of the world's biggest producers of aluminium, Alcoa reports a first quarter loss due to falling prices.

Livingston eye community ownership

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:55
Livingston want to become the latest Scottish football club to move towards being fully owned by their community.

IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:56
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.