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A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs
State-backed bank Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) says a data error means it only just passed a European stress test of its balance sheet.
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
James Dyson tells the BBC it's important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.
HSBC's Swiss-based private banking arm confirms it has been placed under formal investigation in France, days after being accused of tax fraud by Belgium authorities.
Taxpayers will have longer to appeal before HM Revenue and Customs can raid their bank accounts for unpaid taxes, under revised plans released by the Treasury.
Malaysia plans to end petrol and diesel subsidies from December in an attempt to save billions of dollars and reduce its fiscal deficit.
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.
News of an interest rate cut in China sends shares in mining companies higher, boosting the FTSE 100.
The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, is convicted of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.
In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
Singapore plans to regulate third-party taxi booking apps such as Uber by capping fees and limiting them to use only licensed vehicles and drivers.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
Some Royal Bank of Scotland customers suffer from problems using cards in stores and at cash machines, the day after the bank was fined £56m for its 2012 IT meltdown.
The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.
UK retail sales rise 0.8% October compared with September, and is 4.3% up on October 2013, according to official figures.
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.
Despite turmoil in emerging markets, the US Federal Reserve reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, latest minutes reveal.
As more Emirati women enter the private sector, a growing number are going into fashion design, reports Verity Ratcliffe from Dubai.
The new government in Afghanistan says it wants to make it easier to do business in the country - but will things change?
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.
The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate reports into alleged World Cup corruption.
Ofcom opens an investigation into how the Premier League sells live TV media rights for its football matches following a complaint from Virgin Media.
Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 9.9% to £88.7m for the three months to the end of September.
How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.
Chief executive Rahul Batra explains his ambitions for the Burmese search engine Bindez.
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.
The e-commerce industry in India is accelerating rapidly, but some worry the supply chain may not keep up with demand.
The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.
Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.
The Philippines economy is performing well but challenges remain. The country's president tells us his plans to tackle red tape in the business environment and poverty.
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
The mammoth corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's oil colossus Petrobras
Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks
How crowd investment platforms are shaking up start-up land
Are child labour laws a step back for advancing Bolivia?