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Gatwick staff to help with baggage

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.

Argentina blames US for debt default

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

Thursday, 31 July 2014

British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The eurozone inflation rate falls by 0.4% in July, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

House price growth moderates in July

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Costly rural parcel charges tackled

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.

New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

Thursday, 31 July 2014

A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.

Shell sees 'robust' profits rise

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell describes its performance as "robust" after its second-quarter profits more than doubled.

London Market Report

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The FTSE 100 is in negative territory by Thursday lunchtime, despite a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.

Anglo bosses get community service

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Two former Anglo Irish Bank bosses convicted of making loans to illegally prop up the bank's share price are sentenced to serve 240 hours of community service.

Diageo sales hit by China slowdown

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Drinks giant Diageo reports a fall in net sales after being hit by a slowdown in China and other emerging markets.

Russia told to pay Yukos investors

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.

Sony's profits jump on sales of PS4

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Bank backtracks on burlesque ban

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Energy firms to 'double' margins

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

Personal insolvencies in sudden jump

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.

US economic growth surges by 4%

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

Fastest growth in Spain since 2007

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.

New banker rules 'could hurt London'

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm

Monday, 28 July 2014

Baggit is one of India's most well-known handbag brands. Founder Nina Lekhi explains how it was created "by mistake".

The bakery in the middle of a desert

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Why two Spanish sisters are growing wheat and baking bread in one of the most arid regions of Spain.

Business gurus answer your questions

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.

World Cup ads boost ITV profits

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Monday, 28 July 2014

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

VIDEO: Piano maker Steinway eyes Asia growth

Thursday, 31 July 2014

One of the world's best known piano manufacturers, Steinway, is seeing a rise in demand from Asian countries such as China.

VIDEO: Centrica boss defends gas prices

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Centrica's Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw has told the BBC gas use is down as result of warmer weather, but has batted off criticism that bills could be reduced further because of lower wholesale prices.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

VIDEO: Taiwan firms struggle with succession

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Not many family businesses in Taiwan find it so easy to hand over the reins, especially companies started during the boom years of the country's industrialisation.

VIDEO: HSBC closes Muslim groups' accounts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

HSBC bank has told three Muslim organisations that they are to have their accounts closed.

VIDEO: Making money out of social media

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.

Your solo dining experiences

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

Can one bad blog blight a business?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

Kerry on mission to woo India's Modi

Thursday, 31 July 2014

John Kerry on a mission to increase US-India trade

Succession planning in Taiwan

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The tricky business of succession planning in Taiwanese companies

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Russia sanctions: Who will be hurt the most?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Which side could be hurt the most?

The reindeer herders battling a mine

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine in northern Sweden

The tech firm helping a tough area

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area

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