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Cities need more power, says study

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.

Asian shares return to positive

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Shares in Asia return to a positive streak on Wednesday, buoyed by strong company results in the US

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Online banking glitch at Nationwide

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The UK's largest building society - the Nationwide - had a temporary technical problem with its online and mobile banking service on Tuesday afternoon.

Cut in winter heating guidance

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.

Tesco's sales fall faster than rivals

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as upmarket rival Waitrose.

China growth slows to five-year low

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Public borrowing rises in September

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.

Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.

Lufthansa strike declared legal

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.

Claims advice after payment shutdown

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Home movers who face an extra bill owing to the payment system shutdown at the Bank of England on Monday can approach their bank for help.

'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo

Friday, 17 October 2014

Russians put a brave face on the ban on Western food, but some businesses are suffering, Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.

Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A New York Times columnist argues the US and Saudi Arabia are using lower oil prices to advance their foreign policy goals.

Rising property values prompt loans

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Borrowing drawing on the equity tied up in people's property hits its highest quarterly level since records began in 2002, figures show.

Pension funds unaccounted for

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hundreds of people are searching for their money after transferring frozen pensions.

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

Monday, 20 October 2014

Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

Housing 'plateau' as rates fall

Monday, 20 October 2014

The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.

Bank to probe system failure

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Bank of England has launched an official probe after an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks was suspended for much of the day delaying house movers.

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

The Chinese tycoon who loves animals

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.

Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.

The man behind the eBay of Latin America

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay.

Games helped city hotel rates rise

Friday, 17 October 2014

Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Ticket prices outstrip cost of living

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The BBC Price of Football study finds some ticket prices in English football rising at almost twice the rate of the cost of living.

NFL players can handle Wembley move

Monday, 13 October 2014

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.

VIDEO: Diwali sees Asia retail sales spike

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

Monday, 20 October 2014

More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant

VIDEO: Singapore's philanthropic dynasty

Monday, 20 October 2014

How the Tan family runs a charitable foundation out of its 1930s Singapore mansion, while Singapore struggles to think charitably.

VIDEO: 'Australia does not have to take sides'

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Australia's former foreign minister Bob Carr says it is important they remain neutral over a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

VIDEO: 'CHAPS problem delayed my move'

Monday, 20 October 2014

House movers, including Aidan Myles from Chorlton, faced delays after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.

VIDEO: New president has long to-do list

Monday, 20 October 2014

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.

VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in Scotland

Monday, 20 October 2014

A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.

Supermarket supplies: The hidden world

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The people who buy and then cancel student debt

Connecting India's offline millions

Monday, 20 October 2014

Can Zuckerberg help to bring more Indians online?

Singapore's charity in a mansion

Monday, 20 October 2014

Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Why being brilliant is not enough at work

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

Monday, 20 October 2014

Gaming fans pack the League's championship final in Seoul

The king of discount voucher codes

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The man who has made millions from money off vouchers

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