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Bank and business at odds over rates

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

Glaxo profits fall hits shares

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

Young adults face housing squeeze

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Cyber-theft hits eBay's Stubhub

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The ticket reselling service Stubhub, owned by eBay, announces that more than 1,000 of its customer accounts have been broken into.

Boeing profits from sales boost

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.

PayPal to advance cash to businesses

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.

Airline route assessments criticised

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.

PM to check arms export licences

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

David Cameron vows to examine outstanding licences for the sale of arms to Russia after claims by MPs that they could breach the terms of an embargo.

Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

China detains five over meat scandal

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

New contracts boost Capita profits

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Outsourcing group Capita sees a 16% rise in profits after winning contracts worth £1.3bn, including a 10-year contract to manage the UK government's military estates.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

Airlines suspend flights into Israel

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

Royal Mail hit by parcel revenue fall

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.

Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.

Herbalife dodges "death blow"

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman fails to land his promised "death blow" on diet shake company, Herbalife.

British holidaymakers return to Spain

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Parts of the disability benefits system require a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

Pension delay to be less lucrative

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

People who delay taking their state pension from 2016 will gain less financial benefit than under current rules, the government proposes.

UK house sales 'highest since 2007'

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.

NHS staff balloted over strike action

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

China signs Venezuela oil deal

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

Public borrowing at £11.4bn in June

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.

Akubra: Keeping it in the family

Monday, 21 July 2014

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.

Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur

Sunday, 20 July 2014

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.

How to ask for $250m

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The dos and don'ts of pitching for business investment, what venture capitalists look for, and what they run from.

Real Madrid 'most valuable team'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

Monday, 14 July 2014

Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.

Man Utd signs £750m Adidas kit deal

Monday, 14 July 2014

Adidas will pay £75m a season to make Manchester United's kit for the next 10 years, after Nike ended its 13-year partnership.

VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabian stock market opens up

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.

VIDEO: Questions over flight path oversight

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has raised questions over how flight paths are regulated.

VIDEO: Software firm's recruitment trouble

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems

VIDEO: Goods held in port for wealthy client

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.

VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'

Monday, 21 July 2014

Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

VIDEO: The oddities of the City of London

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Corporation of London is the body that runs the City and is a quirk of centuries of history.

VIDEO: Indonesia's cheap fuel challenge

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Indonesia's next president faces challenges including cutting the country's controversial fuel subsidies.

From an orphanage to entrepreneur

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

From living in an orphanage to a self-made millionaire

Germany and Russia's contradictory relationship

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Why sanctions on Russia are hard for Germany

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

How many Greek legends were really true?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

How spartan were Spartans? Did the Trojans have a horse?

Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

Monday, 21 July 2014

How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching

A company born out of frustration

Monday, 21 July 2014

How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem

Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket business

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets

The EU's nuclear links with Russia

Monday, 21 July 2014

The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants

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