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Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote

Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.

CBI says UK economic growth slows

Surveys for the Confederation of British Industry find that manufacturing, retails and services growth slowed in the second quarter.

Bank guarantee cut 'absurd' says MP

News that millions of bank customers will get £10,000 less compensation if their bank goes bust, is criticized as "absurd" by a senior MP

Rail workers vote for strike action

Commuters could be set for a summer of delays as rail workers on several train routes vote for strike action.

Shell to start Arctic oil drilling

Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.

Eurozone economic growth speeds up

Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.

Pre-pay energy users 'pay £226 more'

Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.

Rivals to rally as Greek vote looms

Greek "Yes" and "No" camps are set to hold major rallies in Athens ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on bailout terms.

FTSE falls on continued Greek woes

London's benchmark share index dips in Friday morning trading as worries over the Greek debt crisis persisted.

EE fined £1m for complaints handling

EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.

Uber suspends UberPOP in France

Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi hailing app in France, according to newspaper Le Monde.

China to probe market manipulation

China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.

Robots on the march

A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Non-stick mayo jars being developed

Norwegian mayonnaise maker Orkla signs a deal to use a non-stick coating in its food products.

VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market

China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains

VIDEO: Building a Spitfire with eBay parts

John Romain explains to BBC News how he and his team spent three years restoring a 1940s Spitfire to flying condition once again.

VIDEO: Running an 'auto part' firm in India

The female entrepreneur who sells auto components to vehicle manufacturers in India.

VIDEO: India's angel investors

With banks in India still reluctant to lend money, start-ups are having to look elsewhere.

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's 'cellphone farmers'

Former hotelier Tapfumanei Shinya tells the BBC why managing his land over his mobile phone would never yield results.

VIDEO: What to look out for in the Budget

BBC News editors Robert Peston, Kamal Ahmed and Norman Smith give their predictions on what will appear in the chancellor's Budget in July 2015.

VIDEO: An exceedingly long cake production line

BBC Breakfast has visited Europe's longest cake production line at the Mr Kipling Factory in Barnsley, Yorkshire.

What does it take to restore a Spitfire?

What does it take to restore an iconic aircraft?

Is click-and-collect a 'cannibal'?

Is click and collect a retailers nightmare?

Hard task: Creating more apprentices

Can business take on three million more?

Africa's video game makers dreaming big

How Africa's games makers plan to make it big

World economy: The hidden rocks

The issues posing the greatest risks to the world economy

What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?

What lessons can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?

Why are we having another Budget?

What might lie ahead in next week's budget?

'I would never vote to leave Europe'

Why Greece’s richest village is voting ‘yes’

The little-known Canadian gridiron

The little-known Canadian version of American football

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VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market

China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains

VIDEO: Building a Spitfire with eBay parts

John Romain explains to BBC News how he and his team spent three years restoring a 1940s Spitfire to flying condition once again.

VIDEO: Running an 'auto part' firm in India

The female entrepreneur who sells auto components to vehicle manufacturers in India.

VIDEO: India's angel investors

With banks in India still reluctant to lend money, start-ups are having to look elsewhere.

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's 'cellphone farmers'

Former hotelier Tapfumanei Shinya tells the BBC why managing his land over his mobile phone would never yield results.

VIDEO: What to look out for in the Budget

BBC News editors Robert Peston, Kamal Ahmed and Norman Smith give their predictions on what will appear in the chancellor's Budget in July 2015.

VIDEO: An exceedingly long cake production line

BBC Breakfast has visited Europe's longest cake production line at the Mr Kipling Factory in Barnsley, Yorkshire.

VIDEO: Warning over pre-pay energy costs

Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than those on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice warns.

VIDEO: Madagascar's sapphire miners

Desperate to make their fortunes, many people in Madagascar are putting their lives at risk.

VIDEO: Greece divided? Explained in one minute

Can Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras count on the support of his governing coalition?

VIDEO: Peston the Greek?

The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis - from the Greek point of view.

VIDEO: Motorbikes aid Ramadan fast-breakers

This year for Muslims in Indonesia there's a new enterprise: mobilising motorcycle taxis for food delivery is giving people more options to break their fast.

VIDEO: Things to make with 3D printer waste

A pair of young designers explain how they have developed a technique to make furniture from the waste product of 3D printing.

VIDEO: Three seconds to explain Greek crisis?

The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis as simply as possible.

VIDEO: Marc Benioff: 'This is no tech bubble'

The Salesforce founder talks to Rory Cellan-Jones about innovation in the tech industry and plays down fears that firms have been overvalued.

VIDEO: What is productivity anyway?

An instant guide to Britain's 'productivity puzzle'

VIDEO: James Caan: 'Turning up on time is crucial'

Ex-Dragons' Den star James Caan says "soft skills" like timekeeping are as important to business as education.

VIDEO: 'London risks being bypassed'

In an interview with the BBC the chairman of the Airports Commission, Sir Howard Davies, talks about the commission's support for a third Heathrow Airport runway.

VIDEO: Third runway 'not going to happen'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a proposal supported by the independent Airport Commission for a third runway at Heathrow "not going to happen".

VIDEO: Debate 'settled once and for all'

Heathrow's chief executive John Holland-Kaye says the report supporting a third runway at the airport "settles the argument once and for all".

VIDEO: Smile, or the phone call will finish

A young designer explains how he has re-configured household objects, to make people feel happy as they use them.

VIDEO: India's food truck expansion

Food trucks are a common sight in America, though not so much in Asia. In India, however, the trend is catching on.

VIDEO: Five graphs that explain Greek crisis

To help make sense of the severity of Greece's financial position, the BBC's Dani Sinha looks at five graphs that explain the debt crisis.

VIDEO: Greece deadline: What happens next?

The future of the Greek economy and its existence in the eurozone will be decided over the next few days.

VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: Small island woes

How is the €60 cash cap for withdrawals affecting the smaller islands?

VIDEO: First US fast food chain in Myanmar

KFC has opened in Myanmar. It is the country's first American fast food chain.

VIDEO: Greece debt crisis in 90 seconds

The BBC's Ben Bland with a guide to the key numbers and issues in the Greek debt crisis.

VIDEO: Power glove lets you carve stone

A young designer based in London has developed a hand tool that he hopes can change the way craftsmen and women work.

VIDEO: Tourists take bundles of cash to Greece

The Chancellor George Osborne has warned British holidaymakers heading to Greece that they should take plenty of cash with them as banking services could be limited.

VIDEO: Consequences of 'Grexit' examined

Share prices have fallen sharply both in Europe and around the world, as the clock ticks down for Greece to make its latest repayment to the International Monetary Fund.

VIDEO: Ghana enters four-wheel-drive market

Until now anyone thinking of buying a new 4x4 car would be unlikely to go for an African brand - largely because there weren't any.

VIDEO: Chinese designer Guo Pei hits big time

Chinese fashion comes of age as a home-grown star makes the leap to becoming an international household name.

VIDEO: A better way to carry luggage?

A young designer based in London has developed a new system that he thinks will change the way we carry luggage.

VIDEO: Iran sanctions impact on daily life

Amir Paivar from the BBC's Persian Service explains how the sanctions on Iran affect the economy.

VIDEO: Greeks queue for cash before bank closures

Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.

VIDEO: China-led development bank in focus

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has now been officially launched, but what will it actually do?

VIDEO: 'I heard rumours so I'm getting cash'

After Greece called a referendum on the terms for a fresh bailout, the BBC's Anna Holligan speaks to people queuing outside banks in Athens.

VIDEO: Taking a lap in a £1.5m Aston Martin

The BBC's Emma Simpson is taken for a spin in Aston Martin's new £1.5m supercar, the Vulcan.

VIDEO: Greek islands' tourism fears

Residents on the Greek islands are concerned that government plans to end their favourable tax rate would damage tourism, as the BBC's James Reynolds reports.

VIDEO: Recovering from Ghana's flood damage

Can the Ghanaian economy keep its head above water following the floods in the capital?

VIDEO: Zambia's disgruntled builders

Foreign contractors are cashing in on Zambia's building boom, say local firms.

VIDEO: India's toxic liquor trade

How widespread has India's bootlegging industry become? The BBC's Yogita Limaye reports.

VIDEO: Lagarde 'wants to restore stability' in Greece

Head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, says she is willing to continue giving financial support to Greece - as long as the country plays its part in reaching a bailout agreement.

VIDEO: Formula E's electrifying final races

The final round of the first world championship for electric racing cars is due to take place in London.

VIDEO: Africa's charity 'CEO sleepout'

Leaders of Africa's top companies spend a cold winter night sleeping outside, raising $2m (£1.3m).

VIDEO: Car sales accelerate in India

On the road to recovery, but can the car industry continue to grow in India? The BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports.

VIDEO: Not all prices are falling in Japan

Japan has been dogged by deflation for years, but there are some costs that are rising, like the price of vegetables.

VIDEO: Battling deforestation in Indonesia

One of Asia's largest pulp and paper producers announces that it has stopped clearing forests as part of its operations.

VIDEO: 'Email scammers stole my life savings'

59-year-old Vivian Gabb from London lost her life savings when she fell victim to a 'phishing' scam

VIDEO: Korean food finds global appetite

For our series on the Taste of Asia, Jeremy Howell reports from London on the popularity of Korean food.

VIDEO: Will a Greece deal hit the wealthy?

Stock markets have risen in Europe, as a deal between Greece and its creditors to solve the country's debt crisis looks closer. But there is concern about the proposed new austerity measures.

VIDEO: Samsung chief apologises over Mers

The vice chairman of the Samsung group accepts responsibility and apologises over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) at one of the company's medical centres.

VIDEO: Gym wars: Survival of the fittest

With household budgets squeezed, the health and fitness club sector has not been growing much, but two types of club are thriving.

VIDEO: Exam results for nine million Chinese

It's a big day in China - the "gaokao" results which determine who gets into university are released for nine million students.

VIDEO: US 'disagrees' with China on cyber security

State Department spokesman John Kirby says there is 'room for improvement' in China-US talks on cyber security following a major hack of US government data

VIDEO: Public warned of sly phone scam

Tens of thousands of Neighbourhood Watch volunteers will take to the streets on Monday to warn people about what has now become the most widespread phone scam.

VIDEO: Greek banks 'may close for days'

The chairman of Greece's Eurobank, Nikolaos Karamouzis, warns that Greek banks may be forced to close their doors if a deal cannot be reached.

VIDEO: 'Creditors accept Greece's debt plan'

Greece's Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis tells the BBC's Robert Peston that he believes Greece's new proposals to balance the government's books have broken the deadlock with its creditors.

VIDEO: From homework to a global business

Simon Lee, the boss and founder of online translation service Flitto, looks back on how he got the idea to set up the business.

VIDEO: Will Greek crisis affect your holiday?

As European leaders gather for an emergency summit in Brussels that could break the deadlock around the Greece's debt crisis, what affect might it have on your holiday?

VIDEO: Yoga transcends Greek debt crisis

People in Greece's second largest city have taken to yoga in order to try and relieve the stress caused by the country's economic crisis.

VIDEO: New £25m whisky distillery opens

Nicola Sturgeon officially opens a new £25m malt whisky distillery in Speyside.

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas docks in Hong Kong

One of the world's largest cruise ship's sails in to Hong Kong, highlighting the island's importance as a hub for the industry.

VIDEO: Emergency talks over Greek crisis

European leaders are heading for Brussels for emergency talks to try and reach a deal on Greece's debt crisis.

VIDEO: Greek bank chief urges debt deal

The head of Greece's biggest bank has said she hopes "sanity will prevail" and that a deal will be agreed at emergency talks on Monday on the country's debt crisis.

VIDEO: The man who grows trees into chairs

A designer in Derbyshire says he has found a new and dramatically more efficient way of making furniture.

VIDEO: Greek turmoil spurs bank withdrawals

Fears are growing over the health of Greek banks after indications that savers have withdrawn billions of euros in the past week.

VIDEO: Taking Indian yoga to Hong Kong

Second-generation yogi Yogananth Andiappan teaches the ancient art of yoga to Hongkongers.

VIDEO: 'I will never return to South Africa'

Many Malawians fled South Africa during the xenophobic attacks in April 2015 and some have vowed never to go back.

VIDEO: The town where yoga is big business

The town of Rishikesh in northern India is often called the yoga capital of the world, with a whole industry having built up around the art.

VIDEO: The worst economic system - except for all the rest?

Comedian and writer Colm O'Regan casts his comic lens upon the complexities of capitalism.

VIDEO: Margate's Dreamland set to reopen

A funfair that formed the centrepiece of seaside days out for generations of day-trippers is reopening after an £18m restoration

VIDEO: Fake online reviews 'for sale'

A BBC investigation has found a global trade in fake customer reviews.

VIDEO: Swapping London for northern Australia

Aaron Snell is a 29-year-old Londoner who was lured to the northern Australian city of Darwin in search of work and adventure.

VIDEO: Greece's debt dilemma - in 75 seconds

Time is running out for Greece to agree a deal to secure the funds it needs to pay a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) loan repayment due to the IMF.

VIDEO: Inside Antonov's new cargo plane

Inside the new Antonov AN-178 cargo plane on display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport.

VIDEO: Wind farm subsidies to end early

New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016, a year earlier than expected.

VIDEO: India's yoga-practising train drivers

The railway authorities in India are offering yoga sessions to help train drivers deal with stress.

VIDEO: 'She hates calling me dad at work'

A father and daughter team at ethical packaging company Supreme Creations, discuss their working relationship.

VIDEO: In graphics: Explaining the Fed

Find out what the US Federal Reserve does and the decision it is facing, in this graphic.

VIDEO: Airbus' new lighter, quieter helicopter

Theo Leggett takes a look at the new Airbus H160 helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show.

VIDEO: When will the Fed raise rates?

America's central bank wraps up a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday as markets wait for hints about a rate rise.

VIDEO: Growing role for civilian drones

The focus of this year's Paris Airshow may have been on big aircraft, but away from the battle between Airbus and Boeing, drones have been making a significant showing.

VIDEO: Why Din Tai Fung dumplings are famous

Only one Taiwanese food brand is world famous - dumpling maker Din Tai Fung. What makes its products so special?

VIDEO: Pakistan floods spur new businesses

Rebuilding and reconstruction has created new opportunities - and new businesses - for women in the Punjab.

VIDEO: New ways to make flying more pleasant

A brand new in-flight entertainment system is being shown at the Paris air show.

VIDEO: Battle of the giants at Paris Air Show

Key players from world of civil and military aviation gather in France for the biennial Paris Air Show, where Boeing and Airbus hope to pick up new orders on their flagship jetliners.

VIDEO: Keeping Asia's cities safe

As urban populations keep rising, law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to corporate partners to provide more sophisticated technology.

VIDEO: Are India's food subsidies enough?

Despite having one of the world's biggest food subsidy programmes, India has more undernourished people than anywhere else.

VIDEO: Test cost deters young lorry drivers

Road hauliers will ask for government support this week to help recruit and train lorry drivers because of a nationwide shortage.

VIDEO: Business at the side of the road

BBC News spent an afternoon in a lay-by off the A10 in Cambridgeshire, to get a snapshot of business life on the side of the road.

VIDEO: Chinese model new face of UK menswear

Chinese supermodel Hu Bing has been appointed by the British Fashion Council as brand ambassador for UK menswear to try and boost sales for the likes of Burberry in China

VIDEO: Near-vertical take-off for Dreamliner

Boeing unveils its new 787 Dreamliner with footage of the plane in rehearsal for an appearance at the 2015 Paris Air Show on Monday.

VIDEO: India's smartphone losers

The smartphone market in India is booming but increased competition has cut every manufacturer's market share.

VIDEO: Making money in India from dirty air

While pollution causes misery for many, others are benefitting from new business opportunities.

VIDEO: Tinie Tempah on 'true style'

Rapper Tinie Tempah talks to BBC News about his role promoting British fashion, and what he thinks true style is.

VIDEO: Power crisis strikes small SA firms

South African firms have been battling to survive the country's power shortages.

VIDEO: Life 'off the grid' in South Africa

South Africa has been experiencing a power crisis for some months. Some have decided that if they can't rely on the country's power provider, Eskom,, they will make an alternative plan.

VIDEO: The Bilderberg meeting in 60 seconds

The Bilderberg meeting is a secretive annual conference attended by many of the world's most powerful people.

VIDEO: 'Concern' over South Korea tourism

Mario Hardy, the chief executive of the Pacific Asia Travel Association said thousands of travellers cancelling their trips is creating "great concern" for the industry.

VIDEO: What can you take from a hotel room?

The general manager of a Singapore hotel takes us around one of his hotel rooms to show some of the favourite things guests like to pinch when no one is looking.

VIDEO: Does Blockchain technology work?

A fraud-proof system of transacting money is being developed - called Blockchain - based on the same technology that underpins Bitcoin.

VIDEO: Carney: 'Accountability needs balance'

The governor of the Bank of England calls for a "better balance" between individual and firm accountability.

VIDEO: Alibaba wants US products for China

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, has told US businesses that it needs more American products for China.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines 'to be replaced'

The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines has moved to reassure the families of last year's twin Malaysia Airlines disasters that the company's rebranding will not affect them.

VIDEO: HSBC's savings drive - in 55 seconds

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, is planning to cut 8,000 jobs in the UK as it tries to reduce costs.

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