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VIDEO: Akubra hats: Keeping it in the family

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:03
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akubra.

Sainsbury's harnesses waste power

Mon, 2014-07-21 04:03
A Sainsbury's superstore comes off the National Grid, to be powered directly by electricity generated from its own food waste.

China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:31
Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.

Akubra: Keeping it in the family

Mon, 2014-07-21 00:24
Akubra has been run by one family for five generations and their handsome felt hats, which are made with rabbit fur, are very much a part of Australia's national identity.

Brazilian engineer Odebrecht dies

Sun, 2014-07-20 19:31
Norberto Odebrecht, the founder of one of Latin America's largest engineering conglomerates, dies at the age of 93.

Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur

Sun, 2014-07-20 18:34
Aged just eight, Michal Stencl knew he wanted to be a computer programmer - now he runs a firm selling one of world's most popular apps.

VIDEO: Creating a world class sat-nav firm

Sun, 2014-07-20 18:31
How Michal Stencl created one of the world's biggest sat-nav companies in Slovakia.

How to make your fortune from writing

Sun, 2014-07-20 18:28
How to make a fortune writing about stuff you love

Oil and gas boost Reliance profits

Sun, 2014-07-20 07:43
Reliance Industries, one of India's largest conglomerates, reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to a turnaround in its oil and gas business.

US widow wins $23.6bn tobacco payout

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:39
A US court orders the country's second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.

Lagarde warns of market optimism

Fri, 2014-07-18 17:03
IMF head Christine Lagarde warns that financial markets maybe a little too upbeat given high levels of unemployment and debt in European economies.

Forbes sold to Hong Kong investors

Fri, 2014-07-18 15:38
After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media announces it has sold a majority stake of the firm to a Hong Kong-based group of international investors.

EU and US trade talks make 'painstaking progress'

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:21
Why are US-EU trade talks so controversial?

VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:51
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.

Banks to face full competition probe

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:39
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:05
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.

VIDEO: Zanzibar's Islamic banks on the rise

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:56
Conventional banks in Zanzibar are tapping into a growing market for financial products and services that are compliant with Islamic law.

Which conflict zones do planes fly over?

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:14
Who decides where it's safe to fly?

Airlines change Ukraine flight paths

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:37
Airlines have been told to divert flights away from eastern Ukraine following the crash of a Malaysian airliner, amid allegations it was shot down.

Asian shares fall on plane crash

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:43
Most Asian shares fell on Friday after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.