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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:37:54 GMT)
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

China growth slows to five-year low (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:20:21 GMT)
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:32:40 GMT)
Apple reports third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Flights axed due to weather warning (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:05:39 GMT)
Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:33 GMT)
US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.

Asia stocks fall after China data (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:28:29 GMT)
Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.

Bank to probe system failure (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:05:06 GMT)
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.

Housing 'plateau' as rates fall (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:08:27 GMT)
The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:34:02 GMT)
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:24 GMT)
IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.

Bank of England warns on bankers' pay (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:22:42 GMT)
Banks may have to cut pay to reflect lower industry returns since the financial crisis, a senior Bank of England executive has warned.

Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month' (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:43 GMT)
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.

Pension funds unaccounted for (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:02 GMT)
Hundreds of people are searching for their money after transferring frozen pensions.

Fire leaves half power station shut (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:09 GMT)
RWE npower, the owner of Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, says half of the site will remain out of action indefinitely after a fire.

'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:33:42 GMT)
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? (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:11:42 GMT)
A New York Times columnist argues the US and Saudi Arabia are using lower oil prices to advance their foreign policy goals.

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit' (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMT)
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

Equal parental pay for Civil Service (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:57 GMT)
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.

Citizens Advice to give pension help (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:39:45 GMT)
Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015' (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:04:23 GMT)
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.

Russian rouble weakens on downgrade (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:23:34 GMT)
The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.

Germany 'must increase investment' (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:36:08 GMT)
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

The Chinese tycoon who loves animals (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:19:15 GMT)
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 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:08:26 GMT)
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 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:37:04 GMT)
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 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:20:54 GMT)
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.

Ticket prices outstrip cost of living (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:01:18 GMT)
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 (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:19:50 GMT)
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.

Connecting India's offline millions (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:05:17 GMT)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.

Singapore's charity in a mansion (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:09:43 GMT)
Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists

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