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VW chairman resigns in power struggle

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, taking top spot from the Hinduja brothers, according to the Sunday Times.

'Inconsistency' in air duty refunds

Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.

'Up to 40% facing mortgage trap'

Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan under tough new rules

HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK

HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.

'Big, big problems' for Greek deal

Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselboem warns that "big, big problems" need to be solved before any Greece debt deal can be agreed.

Government reduces Lloyds stake

The government sells more shares in Lloyds, raising about £586m and taking its stake in the bank to below 21%.

Amazon web services 'growing fast'

Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.

Tenants see 2.1% annual rise in rent

The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 2.1% in the year to the end of March, official figures show.

Sales warning hits French Connection

HSBC lifts the FTSE 100 as it mulls shifting its HQ abroad, but shares in French Connection dive almost 30% after it warns of weak sales.

Harley-Davidson recalls 46,000 bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the US because the bikes could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

US airline boss gives up cash salary

American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker joins a select group of company bosses opting to be paid entirely in stock.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Singapore: Submarines and speedboats

Submarines and $100m super yachts will be on show this weekend at the Singapore boat show.

VIDEO: Greek bailout talks - in 90 seconds

BBC News looks at some of the key points at stake, as Eurozone ministers continue to negotiate the Greek bailout.

VIDEO: How did Britain's debt mountain pile up?

The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on the events which brought the British financial system close to collapse.

Is your partner a financial bully?

Is your partner a financial bully?

Snooker looks to big breaks in China

Snooker looks for big breaks in China

Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

The small island that's going big on bitcoin

Is this the end for the 'super-jumbo'?

Why the era of the 'super jumbo' could be over

The middle of nowhere businesses

The rewards of doing business off the beaten track

Will Wonga and other payday lenders survive?

Will payday lenders survive a tougher regime?

Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.

Switzerland 'world's happiest place'

Switzerland is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.


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