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Apple to replace AT&T on Dow Jones

Friday, 06 March 2015

Apple, the biggest US company by market value, will be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 19 March.

'Open season' for pension fraudsters

Friday, 06 March 2015

The new pension freedoms will be an 'open season' for fraudsters trying to steal people's savings, according to industry experts.

US adds 295,000 jobs in February

Friday, 06 March 2015

The US economy adds 295,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7%, Labor Department figures show.

Vodafone offers global maternity deal

Friday, 06 March 2015

Vodafone is introducing a worldwide maternity policy, offering significantly better terms than the statutory minimum in the countries where it operates.

Thomas Cook shares jump on China deal

Friday, 06 March 2015

Shares in Thomas Cook jump nearly 25% on news Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, has bought a 5% stake in the UK travel company.

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

Friday, 06 March 2015

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.

DFS chain returns to stock market

Friday, 06 March 2015

Shares in furniture chain DFS make a steady return to the London stock market, following a flotation that values the firm at £543m.

Glenn appointed FA chief executive

Friday, 06 March 2015

The Football Association appoints current CEO of United Biscuits, Martin Glenn, as its new chief executive.

Banker lost job 'after risk fears'

Thursday, 05 March 2015

A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing.

US banks pass first 'stress test'

Friday, 06 March 2015

All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.

King seizes control at Rangers EGM

Friday, 06 March 2015

Dave King, Paul Murray and John Gilligan succeed in seizing control of Rangers with about 85% of shareholder votes.

Weir shares rise on bid speculation

Friday, 06 March 2015

Shares in engineering firm Weir Group rise following rumours it could be a takeover target, but the FTSE 100 index falls.

Fraud office probes Bank auctions

Thursday, 05 March 2015

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.

UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

Thursday, 05 March 2015

UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.

ECB raises eurozone growth forecast

Thursday, 05 March 2015

The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, and says it will begin its quantitative easing programme next week.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

Friday, 06 March 2015

The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says

Tuesday, 03 March 2015

The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.

UK house prices dip 0.3% in February

Thursday, 05 March 2015

UK house prices fell 0.3% in February leaving the average house price at £192,372, according to the Halifax.

Fuel rebate for 17 areas approved

Thursday, 05 March 2015

The European Union approves the rollout of rural fuel rebates to 17 areas in Scotland and England.

Secondary ticket sites agree changes

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Four secondary ticket-selling websites have agreed to be more transparent, following pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

Thursday, 05 March 2015

China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.

Brazil raises rates to six-year high

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.

Retail sales boost for eurozone

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.

The art-loving property developer

Monday, 02 March 2015

How Argentine investor, property developer and art collector, Eduardo Costantini, built up his business and made a fortune.

Argentina's love affair with polo

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Polo is one of the most popular sports in Argentina, yet unlike football or rugby most of the businesses that keep the game going are small homegrown companies.

The reality of becoming your own boss

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Becoming your own boss is many people's dream, but what's it really like to start a business from scratch?

Jockey Club plans record prize money

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

The Jockey Club says it will increase its contribution towards prize money at its 15 racecourses to a record £19.9m in 2015

Durban eyes Olympic prize after Commonwealth

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

The South African city of Durban is all set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - and it is already aiming for the Olympics.

Liverpool FC finances back in black

Monday, 02 March 2015

Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.

VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms

Friday, 06 March 2015

A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.

VIDEO: Social security: India's new plan

Friday, 06 March 2015

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi asks if the proposal for a universal social security system in India is realistic.

VIDEO: South Africa's appetite for fast food

Friday, 06 March 2015

The fast food industry is rapidly establishing itself across Africa, as Lerato Mbele reports.

VIDEO: Wage rises on the cards in the US

Friday, 06 March 2015

There are now signs that things are getting better for ordinary Americans as companies like Walmart agree to wage increases.

VIDEO: Airline industry's safety innovations

Friday, 06 March 2015

A year on, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 remains shrouded in mystery, but the airline industry is busy making sure the incident is not repeated.

VIDEO: Kenya's quiet 'food revolution'

Friday, 06 March 2015

Local restaurants will soon feel the force of fast food in Kenya, reports the BBC's Michael Kaloki.

VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.

VIDEO: BoE under investigation for fraud

Thursday, 05 March 2015

The SFO is investigating the Bank of England after allegations that the process under which it lent to banks during the financial crisis was "rigged".

Banking on the internet-only revolution

Friday, 06 March 2015

The online-only banking revolution

The Lean In impact on US women

Thursday, 05 March 2015

What impact has Lean In had on women?

Aston Martin battles to reinvent itself

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Aston Martin's battle to reinvent itself

Attracting foreign entrepreneurs

Thursday, 05 March 2015

How countries are competing to attract foreign entrepreneurs

Wind turbines take to the skies

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Is wind power coming of age?

When an ordinary car is not enough

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

When an ordinary car just isn't good enough

Carmakers face challenge from tech giants

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Carmakers face a challenge from Google and Apple

Why are UK petrol prices rising again?

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Why are petrol prices rising again?

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

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