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Silk Road agents charged with theft

Two former US agents are charged with stealing digital currency that came into their possession during an investigation into the notorious marketplace.

Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.

Asia will drive growth, says Diageo

Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from the region.

Asian shares higher on China easing

Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.

Parties focus on economy and health

Pledges on the economy, businesses and mental health are expected from Westminster's party leaders as general election campaigning continues.

Bank stress tests cover global slump

The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.

Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.

Pension data 'sales' investigated

The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.

Miliband warning over EU referendum

Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils his party's business manifesto with a warning about David Cameron's pledge to hold an EU referendum - while some businesses criticise the use of their quotes in a Labour advert.

Mortgage approvals at six-month high

The number of mortgages being granted across the UK hit a six-month high in February, Bank of England data shows.

Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack

British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.

Kingfisher fails to nail French deal

The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

Queen faces action in pay dispute

The Queen faces industrial action from staff at Windsor Castle as they are balloted in a dispute over pay.

VIDEO: Drinks firm optimistic about China

The boss of the world's biggest distiller Diageo, Ivan Menezes, says he's optimistic about China, despite the country's anti- extravagance campaign.

VIDEO: Why Japan has so few entrepreneurs

Japan has one of the lowest levels of entrepreneurship in the developed world, many people still aspire to work as an employee of a big corporation.

VIDEO: Siemens criticises Labour for advert

To reinforce Labour's business message the party took out a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times, but at least one company has objected to its comments being used for political purposes.

VIDEO: Business in a 'sea of insecurity'

Ed Miliband says that the business world in the UK is in a "sea of insecurity", exacerbated by concerns over future EU membership.

VIDEO: NZ hopes to influence new China bank

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley explains why the country was the first western nation to support China's plan for a new development bank.

VIDEO: Pao loses Silicon Valley bias case

A jury finds that a Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against a female employee.

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

VIDEO: New airport to help Nigerian economy

The global fall in the price of oil has prompted Nigeria to build an airport and diversify its exports.

How can we curb 'fat cat' bosses' pay?

Can excessive salaries be curbed?

Where are Japan's entrepreneurs?

Could a new breed of entrepreneur jump start Japan?

Is fibre key to connecting Africa?

Is fibre key to getting all of Africa online?

Women give tech sector wake-up call

Tech industry in the spotlight for sexism

The couple who built a theatre empire

How a husband and wife built the UK's biggest theatre group

Do MPs need a new building?

What should we do with the Houses of Parliament?

Workplace turban law amended

A new employment law that enables Sikhs to wear turbans in all workplaces has come into force across the UK.

Miners keep FTSE 100 higher

Miners prop up the wider London market, encouraged by talk of more infrastructure spending in China.


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