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Bank of England bonus clawback plan

The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.

Twitter shares surge on user growth

Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

British Gas owner names new boss

British Gas owner Centrica announces the appointment of Iain Conn, currently BP's head of refining and marketing, as its new chief executive.

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.

Personal insolvencies in sudden jump

There has been a sudden jump in the number of individuals becoming insolvent, in the steepest rise since 2010, according to government figures.

Aldi sales see 'record growth rate'

Discounters Aldi and Lidl are booming at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, research firm Kantar Worldpanel says.

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Mortgage approvals back on the rise

The number of people taking out mortgages is back on the rise, according to figures from the Bank of England.

Airbus cancels Skymark contract

Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.

New chairman for troubled Morrisons

Morrisons, Britain's fourth largest supermarket chain, announces the appointment of former Tesco finance director Andrew Higginson as its next chairman.

London Market Report

Car and plane parts maker GKN and clothing retailer Next are the biggest risers in early London trading.

UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

Grouse off the shelves at M&S

Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.

House price growth 'starts to slow'

Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.

'Community banks' to avert debt trap

The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.

Rise in younger fraudsters says KPMG

Frauds committed by those aged 26-35 rise 285% in the first half of the year, to just over £62m, according to research by accountants KPMG.

Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure

An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.

Strike ends in South Africa

A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.

Business gurus answer your questions

Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.

The rise of solo dining

With a growing number of people going out for meals on their own, restaurants are increasingly seeking to appeal more to solo diners, reports Barbara Balfour.

A company born out of frustration

Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.

Fifa widens ban for Ghanaian Edusei

Former Ghana international Mark Edusei has a suspension for match-fixing imposed in Italy extended to a global ban by Fifa.

VIDEO: Making money out of social media

Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.


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