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PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.

IMF's Lagarde under investigation

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.

Qantas reports its biggest loss ever

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - its biggest ever financial loss.

France's jobless total rises again

The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.

HP recalls million of power cords

HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.

Supermarket growth 'at 10-year low'

Low inflation in the price of groceries has led to growth in supermarket sales hitting a 10-year low, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Stores 'must improve disabled access'

Retailers are missing out on income from spending by disabled people owing to a lack of accessibility at stores, the government says.

Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.

Anti-independence firms make case

A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways

Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.

Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.

Foxtons hit by slowdown warning

Estate agent Foxtons reports a big rise in half-year profits, but warns that it expects business to slow down in the second half of the year.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

London Market Report

Shares in online fashion retailer Asos jump by 14% after reports that the company could be a takeover target for a US company.

Students fall victim to phone scam

Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.

UK's 'most generous town' revealed

Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.

Savings up as new rules take effect

High Street banks have reported a rise in savings deposits in July following the launch of New Individual Savings Account rules.

Call for better regulation of buses

Bus services outside London need better regulation and competition, a centre-left think tank says.

UK's 'most desirable' areas revealed

The most desirable areas in which to live across England, Scotland and Wales are revealed by Royal Mail.

South Africa economy avoids recession

South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

US house price growth slows in June

The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.

UK service sector growth 'slows'

Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.

From mountaineer to tour operator

Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

As an increasing amounts of travellers visit Myanmar, a growing number of young entrepreneurs are setting up tourism sector companies.

The man 'behind a million babies'

Markus Frind, the entrepreneur behind the world's biggest dating site, has been so successful that he claims his company has helped to create more than one million babies.

England Women's Sevens turn pro

England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.

Villa appoint Fox as chief executive

Aston Villa name Tom Fox as the Premier League club's new chief executive, replacing Paul Faulkner, who left in July. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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