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Apple returns more cash to investors

Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors.

The end of the 'bank' holiday?

They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out.

Google offers cash to Europe's media

Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.

Motorists warned on car hire abroad

Motorists going abroad after 8 June are being warned they may need to take a code with them if they want to hire a car.

Asian shares shrug off Japan data

Shares in Asia open mixed despite US stocks closing lower and a cut to Japan's credit rating.

Oil price hovers at four-month high

Oil price hovers at a four-and-a-half month high amid concerns over disruption to supplies from the Middle East.

Wasps rugby club launches £35m bond

Leading English rugby union club Wasps, which plays at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, is launching a seven-year bond as it aims to raise £25m to £35m.

Chinese probe Sinopec president Wang

A senior executive at state energy firm China Sinopec Group is under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violations".

EE revenue down as BT takeover looms

EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, saw its operating revenue fall 1.1% to £1.469m in the first quarter.

Shake-up plan hits Deutsche shares

Deutsche Bank shares fall after it unveils a plan to cut costs by €3.5bn (£2.5bn) and sell off its Postbank business.

Labour 'to help first-time buyers'

First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".

Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.

China overtakes France in vineyards

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.

A-level economics to include crash

Students will learn about the global financial crisis in a new economics A-level to be taught from September.

VIDEO: Pakistan's silent banking revolution

Can mobile banking change how people save and pay for things in Pakistan?

VIDEO: Annie Lennox for your birthday?

Meet the two brothers who have set up a global concierge business, a company which books or buys things on behalf of rich customers.

VIDEO: 'Super-jumbo' A380 marks 10 years

The 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380 celebrates its 10th anniversary

VIDEO: Hong Kong protests part of 'process'

David Sun Tak Kei, a director at Hong Kong's Audit Commission explains why China's proposed governance reforms have sparked protests.

VIDEO: Kent orchard spurs pear industry revival

The UK's biggest conference pear orchard has been planted at a farm in Kent, using techniques already used abroad in a bid to help British producers compete with their foreign rivals.

VIDEO: Where is immigration welcome?

Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.

VIDEO: Homeowners 'may struggle to move'

Up to four million homeowners could struggle to move house as a direct result of the new rules on mortgage applications which came in last year.

VIDEO: SA xenophobia: Will it affect trade?

The wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has damaged the image of the country as an investment destination.

Taming Africa's deadly transport chaos

The start-ups taming Africa's deadly transport chaos

Solar farm generates dazzling returns

How to make money from sunlight

The firm which can hire pop stars

The firm which can hire pop stars to sing for you

Is your partner a financial bully?

Is your partner a financial bully?

Does digital mean the end of history?

Are we in danger of entering a digital dark age?

Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

The small island that's going big on bitcoin

Cameron 'hard work' pledge to firms

David Cameron promises to work "the hardest I've ever worked in my life" to secure victory on 7 May - as 5,000 small businesses give their backing.

VIDEO: India's tough market for booksellers

One of India's most influential publishers tells the BBC that it's 'very hard' to make money in the Indian book industry. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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