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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

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Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

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Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets

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Sky to launch mobile phone service

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

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Argos shops to open in Sainsbury's

Retailer Argos is to open ten pilot digital stores in Sainsbury's that will aim to offer a broad range of general merchandise.

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Energy firm profit margins to rise

The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.

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McDonald's boss steps down

McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

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Bank governor warns on eurozone

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

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Pace of house price growth slowing

House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.

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'No interest' in care insurance

There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

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Personal insolvencies at 10-year low

The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

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Royal Mail chairman to step down

The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.

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Oil firms pull FTSE 100 lower

Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.

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Samsung profits hit by mobile sales

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reports its first drop in full-year profits for three years, in part due to a sharp drop in mobile phone sales.

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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.

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Facebook earnings beat expectations

The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.

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Nintendo halves annual profit target

Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.

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Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink

Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.

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Watchdog clears Beckham whisky advert

The advertising campaign using David Beckham to promote whisky is cleared by a watchdog after a complaint that it would encourage underage drinking.

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Home insurance cost less in 2014

Home owners paid less on average for their buildings and contents insurance last year, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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Property sales reach seven-year high

Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.

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Firms fined over pension enrolment

The number of firms fined for failing to meet deadlines for enrolling staff in a pension scheme has increased, figures from the Pensions Regulator show.

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Greece markets hit by default fears

Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.

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Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".

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Russia to spend $35bn on rescue plan

The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.

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The petrolhead and his hit car website

How 24-year-old car fan Adnan Ebrahim set up Car Throttle, a popular website aimed at young motoring enthusiasts.

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Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism

Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.

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The inspiration behind a bike light

How UK entrepreneur Emily Brooke was inspired to develop a new bicycle light, the Blaze Laserlight, which as the name suggests, projects a laser onto the road.

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Football TV sale 'should be halted'

Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.

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England drives global football deals

Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.

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Rangers accept £10m Ashley loan

Rangers agree a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to relieve the club's "perilous" financial state.

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VIDEO: How much tax should big firms pay?

Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?

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VIDEO: Scotland's expanding space industry

The Scottish space industry employs more than 5,000 people and has doubled its turnover in three years.

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VIDEO: Shell to cut spending as oil plunges

Royal Dutch Shell is going to cut its spending over the next three years to try and deal with the falling price of oil.

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VIDEO: How Apple made 'biggest profit ever'

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.

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VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.

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VIDEO: India and the muscle business

India's fitness industry could become more valuable than the fitness sectors in the UK or the US, according to one industry executive.

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VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"

Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".

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VIDEO: Apple reports booming China sales

Apple reported a 70% increase in sales in China in its most recent quarter. The BBC's John Sudworth takes a look at the Chinese market.

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The new banks you cannot speak to

The new banks you cannot speak to

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Easterbrook's new McJob

The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's

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The firms helping teenage girls

The firms helping girls in the developing world

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Why is Apple sitting on $142bn?

Apple and its $142bn embarrassment of riches

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Is fracking viable at current prices?

Is fracking viable at current prices?

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India's illegal market for blood

The desperate patients in India turning to illegal donors

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The challenge for copycat China

The drive to innovate rather than imitate

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Germans count cost as Greece turns left

Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece

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