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US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen pours cold water on the prospect of a second rise in interest rates any time soon.
Food and drink giant Nestle ends its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation.
Former City regulator Adair Turner warns that without radical policies, the UK economy could be stuck with low interest rates "almost indefinitely".
Contingent convertible bonds, or Coco bonds, are behind the sudden and dramatic falls in bank shares, but what on earth are they?
Industrial output in the UK suffered its sharpest monthly drop in three years in December, official figures show.
Japanese brewer Asahi says it has agreed to buy the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, which are being sold to allow AB InBev to take over SABMiller.
Deutsche Bank's shares bounce back from a 30-year low on reports it will instigate an emergency bond buyback plan.
The Swedish retailer, Ikea, asks customers to return two popular glass ceiling lampshades because of concerns about their safety.
Shares in model rail company Hornby tumble by 62% as the firm warns of mounting losses following a "disappointing" start to the new year.
Japanese shares have continued to fall, hitting their lowest level since October 2014 and entering a bear market.
Oil and gas exploration firm Tullow Oil reports a pre-tax loss of £1.3bn for the year to 31 December as low oil prices bit into revenues.
London's leading shares gained ground on Wednesday, as a sharp rebound in Deutsche Bank shares provided some respite for banking stocks.
Burger King announces that hot dogs will be the newest addition to its menus in the US.
Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.
Germany has Europe's lowest rates of youth unemployment, partly because of its traditional apprenticeship system, which allows young Germans who don't go to university to train and qualify in companies.
Hong Kong's Chan Cheuk Ming has kept his eatery going through hard times, feeding people who cannot pay.
Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers
India has become a hub for start-ups in recent years. Most investment has been focused on cities, but as a majority of Indians live in rural areas, what difference would teaching entrepreneurial skills to village students make?
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
Technology being developed in the Philippines could give hope to thousands of farmers affected by storms and natural disasters.
Top chief executives share their tips on how to become a better boss.
Shetland's new gas plant has "pushed the boundaries" of what is technically possible, says the BBC's Lorna Gordon.
Norway seeks to diversify its economy as oil earnings plunge
Migrant children 'may be the highest achievers'
Why expats are handing back their passports