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US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:41:18 GMT)
The US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission about taking action against US companies over tax deals ahead of a ruling on tech giant Apple.

Tax warning over unlocked pensions (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:59:07 GMT)
Some people are being hit with an unexpected tax bill after unlocking their money from a pension pot, according to Citizens Advice.

Lloyds boss regrets 'adverse publicity' after reports of affair (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:02:59 GMT)
The boss of Lloyds regrets the "adverse publicity and damage" caused by recent media coverage of his personal life.

Why did Sir Richard Branson take on Jeremy Corbyn? (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:01:53 GMT)
Why did Sir Richard Branson plunge into a row with Jeremy Corbyn - and why nearly a week after the incident?

Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:59:11 GMT)
Asian organisations are the worst prepared against cyber-attacks globally, according to US security company Mandiant.

Shoppers' credit card use unaffected by Brexit, say banks (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:21:23 GMT)
The UK is a nation of shoppers unfazed by the EU referendum result when spending on plastic, says a trade body representing the major banks.

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:17:04 GMT)
Google will give a lower search ranking to sites with "frustrating" pop-up ads from 2017.

Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestone (Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:28:01 GMT)
Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound milestone for the speed and distance of its electric vehicles.

Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuring (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:55:33 GMT)
Australia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year's result.

South Africa finance minister won't submit to police (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:44:29 GMT)
South Africa's finance minister has said he will not appear before the police despite a request to do so.

India investigating French submarine company data leak (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:15:35 GMT)
India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.

Advertising firm WPP 'grinding out' growth (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:01:23 GMT)
Sir Martin Sorrell, the boss of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company is "grinding out" growth, with companies cautious amid slower global growth.

Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:21:17 GMT)
Nine Nigerian banks are suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying a total of $2bn owed to the government, a central bank source tells the BBC.

Glencore steps up debt reduction plan (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36:49 GMT)
Mining company Glencore reports a fall in half-year profits but says it is aiming to cut its debt pile at a faster rate this year.

FTSE 100 dips as Glencore shares slide (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:04:08 GMT)
The FTSE 100 index slips as Glencore shares are hit by its latest results, but WPP jumps as strong sales bolster the ad giant.

'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%' (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:43:30 GMT)
The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi Jianlian (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:44:37 GMT)
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Chinese Olympian and power forward Yi Jianlian following his performance in Rio.

Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage (Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:57:36 GMT)
Virgin Trains questions footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service, saying he had walked past available seats.

North Korea promotes local brew at first ever beer festival (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:12:23 GMT)
North Korea is holding its first ever beer festival to promote its domestic brew Taedonggang.

'My job is to inspire people to tidy up' (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:02:30 GMT)
Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.

Buses battle it out on test track (Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:14:10 GMT)
BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough (Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:09:24 GMT)
Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:59:36 GMT)
Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.

Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:50:17 GMT)
Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.

CEO Secrets: Thoughts on a career at PwC (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:23:10 GMT)
Dennis Nally, who has just stepped down as head of accountancy network PricewaterhouseCoopers, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given.

Urjit Patel: What issues face the new RBI governor? (Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:42:43 GMT)
What are the issues new Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, will have to deal with?

Norway traders win an hour in data fight (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:51:05 GMT)
Traders in Norway have won an hour's reprieve in the battle over the new timing of the country's economic data releases.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses licence over speeding (Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:59:49 GMT)
Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.

Campaigning firms (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:16:00 GMT)
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Sleep your way to the top (Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:07:38 GMT)
Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?

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