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UK economy back at pre-crisis level

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.

US firm withdraws Mothercare offer

US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.

Disabled face 'living costs penalty'

People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed, prompting a commission to be launched.

Russia's surprise interest rate rise

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".

SFO in £3m settlement with Tchenguiz

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) agrees to a £3m settlement with the business tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz for his arrest in March 2011.

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.

Coach firm collapse affects hundreds

A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

IMF lowers global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

Obama urges action over tax scheme

US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

GM profits hit by recall problems

Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Barclays challenges US fraud case

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Grouse off the shelves at M&S

Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.

'Youngsters' pocket money squeezed'

The economic recovery in the UK has not been felt by youngsters who have seen their pocket money fall in the last year, a survey suggests.

Register 'fails to stop cold calls'

Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.

'Act now' on tax credit renewal

Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.

'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

Banks face tougher accounting rules

Newly published banking standards could mean banks have to hold significantly more funds to guard against potential loan losses.

Ghana protests over rising prices

Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Spanish unemployment below 25%

The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.

A company born out of frustration

Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.

Akubra: Keeping it in the family

Akubra has been run by one family for five generations and their handsome felt hats, which are made with rabbit fur, are very much a part of Australia's national identity.

Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur

Aged just eight, Michal Stencl knew he wanted to be a computer programmer - now he runs a firm selling one of world's most popular apps.

Labour considers sport betting levy

A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Real Madrid 'most valuable team'

Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.


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