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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has defended the tech giant's tax strategy during a Senate grilling.
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
The pound falls after lower fuel prices lead to a lower-than-expected inflation rate of 2.4% for April.
Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
Lack of competition in the UK cement market is costing consumers millions of pounds, the Competition Commission says.
Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
The FTSE 100 rises again, but shares in cruise operator Carnival drop sharply after it warns of falling revenues.
Manchester United earned a record £60.8m in Premier League television revenue this season on their way to their 20th English title.
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers.
The UK housing market is seeing a slight pick-up in activity with mortgage lending and prices both rising, figures suggest.
UK fashion brand Burberry reports a larger-than-expected rise in annual profits after a strong performance in Asia.
Singapore's DBS Group receives long-awaited regulatory approval to buy a 40% stake in Indonesia's Bank Danamon
JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon is facing a shareholder revolt as investors prepare to vote on whether he should be allowed to keep both jobs.
Yahoo says its $1.1bn (£723m) purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014.
A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.
People who receive tax credits are being warned about scam emails being sent out by fraudsters in an attempt to gather card details and passwords.
More jobs will become available for graduates this year, research firm Income Data Services (IDS) has forecast, but pay is likely to be frozen.
David Cameron has called on British overseas territories to "get their house in order" and sign up to international treaties on tax.
China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
High inflation has cost the UK economy £10bn over the last three years, says an influential report, and has now become a "permanent fixture".
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
The humble cassette tape, a happy memory for many music fans of a certain age, stages a comeback for one Canadian company. Will the trend last?
Karen Weintraub explores the growth in the number of US small firms who wish to profit from making a positive difference in the developing world.
Magic Seasonings, the spice company run by famous US chief Paul Prudhomme, tells the BBC's Kim Gittleson about its export success.
Manchester City have announced a partnership with baseball's New York Yankees to form a new Major League Soccer franchise.
A court in India extends custody of three cricketers, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.
Luxury air travel in private jets continues despite struggles in the global economy
The Business Secretary Vince Cable says "the big competitive threat to the Royal Mail is email".
Reggae musician-turned-entrepreneur Levi Roots explains why he is backing a government scheme to encourage more new business start ups.
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
CEO Tim Cook has spoken out in defence of Apple, after a Senate committee accused the company of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
A Senate committee has accused Apple of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
The UK-based experts in stamp collecting, Stanley Gibbons, recently opened its first office in Singapore to take advantage of growing interest in the hobby in Asia.
JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon will be allowed to keep both jobs after investors voted in his favour at the bank's annual meeting.
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Swiss banks creak under pressure to end trademark secrecy