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UK explores multi-billion pound free trade deal with China (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:00:39 GMT)
Chancellor Philip Hammond insists EU is not in "punishment mode" over Brexit vote and tells the BBC he wants talks on developing a free trade relationship with China.

Verizon 'agrees $5bn Yahoo deal' (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:02:19 GMT)
US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo's core internet business for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports.

William Hill faces takeover bid from 888 and Rank tie-up (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:36:19 GMT)
William Hill is expected to receive a takeover offer from rival gambling firms 888 and Rank Group after the two companies joined forces to make a possible bid.

Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20 (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:38:26 GMT)
The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.

Airport expansion decision needed 'urgently' - MPs (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:24:08 GMT)
The government must make an "urgent and immediate decision" on airport expansion in south-east England, a group of cross-party MPs say.

Pound fall to 'hit Rolls-Royce by £2bn' (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:32:47 GMT)
Aero engine giant Rolls-Royce will suffer a £2bn writedown as a result of the fall in sterling since the EU referendum result, according to analysts.

Most-affordable places for first-time buyers revealed (Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:30:26 GMT)
The most-affordable - and the least-accessible - places for first-time buyers are revealed by the UK's largest mortgage lender, the Halifax.

'High price' for the lost savings habit (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:06:49 GMT)
Young families are leaving themselves in a financially fragile state, academics say, amid reports that people are losing the savings habit.

Brexit causes dramatic drop in UK economy, data suggests (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:57:27 GMT)
UK economic activity in July fell at its fastest rate since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, data compiled from business questionnaires shows.

IMF's Lagarde to face trial over payout court confirms (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:16:33 GMT)
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is to stand trial over €404m payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court confirms.

Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', says MPs' report (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:06:43 GMT)
Retailer Sports Direct is accused in a report by MPs of failing to treat its workers like human beings.

Chancellor may 'reset' economic policy in Autumn Statement (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:54:21 GMT)
Chancellor Philip Hammond says he may 'reset' Britain's fiscal policy in the Autumn Statement if post-Brexit data indicates it is necessary.

Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:58 GMT)
The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.

Hinkley Point expected to 'get go-ahead' (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:15:08 GMT)
French energy giant EDF is expected to make its long-awaited investment decision on a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset next week.

Mastercard swoops for Britain's ATM operator Vocalink (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:41:34 GMT)
Mastercard offers up to £869m to buy Vocalink, the company that pays wages and operates the UK's ATMs.

Fox News boss Roger Ailes resigns amid sexual harassment charges (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:26:38 GMT)
Embattled CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes resigns after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.

North Korea economy shrinks most in eight years (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:09:55 GMT)
North Korea's economy shrinks at its sharpest pace in eight years after a fall global commodity prices, according to South Korea's central bank.

Opel head says 'Brexit decision not a good omen' (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:14:23 GMT)
General Motors announced it would cut costs in Europe even as the US carmaker announced a second quarter profit that doubled a post-bankruptcy record.

Amazon to enter student loan business (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:57:25 GMT)
E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.

Wolves bought by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International for £45m (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:54:49 GMT)
Wolves confirm a takeover by Chinese investors Fosun International, who are thought to have paid £45m for the Championship club.

Philip Hammond: UK needs to get on with Brexit (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:00:10 GMT)
Chancellor Philip Hammond says that the UK needs to "get on with" the process of leaving the EU, and do it in a way that minimises the impact on the economy.

CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:26:33 GMT)
Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

MPs damn conditions at Sports Direct (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:50:30 GMT)
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley must been aware of ‘disgraceful’ conditions, say MPs

MH 370 pilot's sister speaks out (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:01:55 GMT)
As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is close to being suspended, the BBC talks to the sister of Zaharie Shah, the plane's chief pilot.

Space: A giant leap for Africa (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:50:36 GMT)
Currently under construction, the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is establishing its role in scientific research.

Zimbabwe's 'made to order' boot company (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:10:28 GMT)
The export-focused shoemaker weathering Zimbabwe's economic crisis.

How can Kenya break into new markets? (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:42:34 GMT)
Manufacturing is a key catalyst for economic growth in many African countries but Kenya is lagging behind.

Sharp increase in use of mobile phone banking apps (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:19:24 GMT)
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people using mobile phone apps to do their banking.

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:43:06 GMT)
Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs.

Japan 'to stop making VCR machines' (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:06:20 GMT)
The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

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