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Delta and United halt Israel flights

US airlines Delta and United suspend all operations to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport amid heightened scrutiny over flights into conflict zones.

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall

Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.

EU to widen Russia sanctions

The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.

Saudi market to open to foreigners

Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.

UK house sales 'highest since 2007'

UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.

Lidl publishes UK tax payment

German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.

Shipment warning hits Harley-Davidson

Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.

YouTube star sued over copyright

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Pension delay to be less lucrative

People who delay taking their state pension from 2016 will gain less financial benefit than under current rules, the government proposes.

Public borrowing at £11.4bn in June

The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.

UK factory orders 'slow in July'

Manufacturing orders for the UK slowed down more than expected in July, but still remain robust, a survey by CBI has suggested.

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

PPI 'dominates complaints data'

Up to 5,000 new complaints a week about payment protection insurance (PPI) are making their way to the financial ombudsman, but the numbers are falling.

Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.

Netflix profits double to $71m

Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

Funding boost of £24m for Glasgow

Chancellor George Osborne announces nearly £24m of funding for business projects he says could help create 30,000 jobs in the Glasgow area.

London Market Report

The FTSE 100 rises, with shares in chip designer Arm Holdings up more than 5% after it reports an increase in second quarter profits.

British holidaymakers return to Spain

The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.

Blogger fined for restaurant review

A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.

Student loan system 'tipping point'

There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.

Independent help for new pensioners

Savers will receive free independent guidance as part of a move to give unfettered access to their pension funds from next year, the government says.

Nationwide computer glitch 'over'

Nationwide Building Society says the technical problems that hit its online banking services have been resolved.

China signs Venezuela oil deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

Criminal probe targets forex market

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the foreign exchange market.

UK to post 'strongest growth in G7'

The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 state, while low wage rises will keep interest rates at 0.5% until next year, says a report.

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.

How to ask for $250m

The dos and don'ts of pitching for business investment, what venture capitalists look for, and what they run from.

Chasing the silver dollar

With the world's population getting older, the BBC's Jane O'Brien meets some of the growing number of entrepreneurs targeting the "silver dollar" - elderly customers.

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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