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Co-op Group votes through reforms

Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.

Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'

Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

Russian rouble falls to new low

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

India's growth hits two year high

India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.

Water bills plugged by regulator

Household water bills in England and Wales will go up less than the rising cost of living in the next five years, under proposals from regulator Ofwat.

House prices 'edge up in August'

House prices edged up by 0.8% in August, the Nationwide says, while the Land Registry reveals a big annual increase in London.

Brazil's economy enters recession

A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

Euro inflation nears five-year low

The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.

Official figures highlight bonus gap

Official figures show a widening divide between public and private sector bonus payments.

Japan's economy signals weakness

Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

Virgin Australia trebles losses

Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.

Google trials drone deliveries

Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

US economic growth revised upwards

The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

DVLA prints cut out and keep tax disc

Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs during the death throes of the paper system, because the DVLA has run out of perforated paper.

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.

Lending to small businesses drops

Lending to small and medium-sized businesses via the government's Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) fell again in the second quarter of the year.

Energy firms 'to make lower margins'

Profit margins of large energy suppliers will be lower over the coming year compared with previous estimates, says the regulator Ofgem.

Women workers 'suffer wage squeeze'

The majority of women working part-time earn less than the minimum wage, according to the TUC.

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.

Pro-Yes business figures hit back

An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.

UK growth forecast upgraded by BCC

The UK economy will grow faster than expected this year and next, according to business lobby group the British Chambers of Commerce.

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

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.

Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan

Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.

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.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

VIDEO: Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Shares in Tesco reached an 11-year low after the firm cut its full-year profit forecast to £2.4bn from £2.8bn.

VIDEO: Middle East's first coffee museum

Dubai-based coffee trader Khalid Al Mulla, takes the BBC on a tour of his new coffee museum.

VIDEO: Building Dubai's 'heart of Europe'

After years of inactivity, work has started again in Dubai on its World islands project, as Howard Johnson reports.

VIDEO: Is India's business morale growing?

Sameer Hashmi visits a shoe factory in Mumbai and follows the products from the factory floor to the shop window.

VIDEO: Lesotho's water is 'liquid gold'

Could the water resources in Lesotho pull its people out of poverty? Lerato Mbele reports.

VIDEO: Ghana's gold mine suspension

The suspension of operations at a gold mine in the Ghanaian town of Obuasi, is having a major impact on the local economy.

AUDIO: How much should an ebook cost?

The US online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette are arguing over the cost of ebooks to those buying the products for their tablets and machines.

How your landlord could be a brand

How your landlord could soon be a corporate brand

Life in a rented wreck

What's it like living in a substandard home?

World War One: Industrial innovation and suspicion

What industry learned from World War One

Every kitty helps

Tesco, mortgage misdemeanours and cats in the business news

Has the humble password had its day?

What new technologies can reliably establish our identities?

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Georgian wines toast EU sales boost

Why Georgia's winemakers hope to boost EU sales

Tunisia's first video games boss

'I want to build something with a global reach'

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries

Could your clothing save your life?

Could your clothes save your life?

How Norway avoided the 'curse of oil'

How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

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VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

VIDEO: Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Shares in Tesco reached an 11-year low after the firm cut its full-year profit forecast to £2.4bn from £2.8bn.

VIDEO: Middle East's first coffee museum

Dubai-based coffee trader Khalid Al Mulla, takes the BBC on a tour of his new coffee museum.

VIDEO: Building Dubai's 'heart of Europe'

After years of inactivity, work has started again in Dubai on its World islands project, as Howard Johnson reports.

VIDEO: Is India's business morale growing?

Sameer Hashmi visits a shoe factory in Mumbai and follows the products from the factory floor to the shop window.

VIDEO: Lesotho's water is 'liquid gold'

Could the water resources in Lesotho pull its people out of poverty? Lerato Mbele reports.

VIDEO: Ghana's gold mine suspension

The suspension of operations at a gold mine in the Ghanaian town of Obuasi, is having a major impact on the local economy.

AUDIO: How much should an ebook cost?

The US online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette are arguing over the cost of ebooks to those buying the products for their tablets and machines.

VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain

Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.

VIDEO: Qantas still facing strong headwinds

As Qantas announces its biggest ever financial loss for the year ending in June, concern is mounting over whether it will need further foreign investment to keep airborne.

VIDEO: Is independence good or bad for business?

Kamal Ahmed reports on whether businesses think a split from the UK would be good or bad for business.

VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'

A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.

VIDEO: Scots independence: Business views

Two business chief executives give their opinions on whether independence would be good for Scotland's businesses.

VIDEO: RBS mortgages chief: 'Won't happen again'

Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5 million for "serious failings" in its mortgage sales business.

VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

VIDEO: What next for worker pay in Asia?

A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines job cuts a concern

At Malaysia Airlines potential reforms reportedly range from a fleet re-organisation and a new chief executive, to broad job cuts.

VIDEO: 'WPP growth good, despite sterling'

Global advertising group WPP reported "good growth" despite a strong pound reducing overseas profits, Martin Sorrell says.

VIDEO: Will Chinese bank bad loans increase?

Rising bad loans in China put the spotlight squarely on the earnings of the country's biggest banks.

VIDEO: Cleaning up waste in Mali

Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

VIDEO: Will smartphones change shopping?

Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.

VIDEO: Solar energy plan for Pakistan

In an effort to tackle the problem of power shortages in Pakistan, the government is looking at the potential of solar energy to solve the issue.

VIDEO: Afghan economy hit by political crisis

Afghanistan's finance minister says the country's political crisis is having a serious impact on an already fragile economy.

VIDEO: Rice from Fukushima goes on sale

Rice produced in in the Fukushima area of Japan, which suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011, has gone on sale in Japanese supermarkets in Singapore.

VIDEO: What does Jackson Hole mean in Asia?

Unemployment and inflation were two of the topics at Jackson Hole, at the annual get-together hosted by Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Federal Reserve, but what does it mean for Asia?

VIDEO: 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.

VIDEO: How to have a day out on the cheap

Finance reporter Kevin Peachey looks at the popularity of attractions that are both free and those that charge an entrance fee and considers how you can keep costs down on a day out.

VIDEO: Will South Africa go into recession?

Lerato Mbele reports on whether South Africa will fall back into recession, ahead of the release of the country's latest GDP figures.

VIDEO: London Luton bottom of airport poll

Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.

VIDEO: Lidl launches low-cost clothing line

BBC Breakfast asked Manchester shopper on their thoughts on supermarket clothing as Lidl prepare to launch a women's clothing line

VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop

Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.

VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.

VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.

VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem

Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.

VIDEO: BT announces price increases

BT has warned millions of customers it is increasing its prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.

VIDEO: Pakistan tries to fill mango gap

Pakistan is trying to take advantage of the gap in the mango market created by the EU's ban on Indian imports.

VIDEO: Australia tries to charm China

Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb is trying to prevent a trade row after one of its MPs launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government.

VIDEO: Bank of America's record $16.7bn fine

Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.

VIDEO: Eurozone growth slows in August

French and German growth slows in August, as Steve Evans reports from Germany, and Duncan Crawford reports from France.

VIDEO: The rise of the water meter

By next spring, 50% of all homes will have a water meter because of compulsory water metering.

AUDIO: Did Shakespeare 'kill all the lawyers'?

Former criminal barrister Clive Anderson explains why lawyers are disliked.

VIDEO: India's user-generated advertising

A new advertising trend has sprung up in India recently, with brands encouraging customers not just to buy products - but be involved in promotional campaigns too.

VIDEO: Panasonic turns to vegetable farming

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The BBC investigates.

VIDEO: Barnes & Noble unveils latest Nook

American bookseller Barnes & Noble unveils the latest version of its Nook electronic reading device.

VIDEO: Li & Fung results under scrutiny

Supply-chain giant Li & Fung's half-year results are seen as a bellwether for the health of the US retail sector.

VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.

VIDEO: Govt launching new apprenticeships

As students await their GCSE results, the government launches new apprenticeships in England, with new opportunities in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism.

VIDEO: Subrata Roy's bid for freedom

One of India's richest men, Subrata Roy, is selling off investments in an attempt to free himself from prison.

VIDEO: Standard Chartered hit by US fine

How will Standard Chartered be affected by the New York banking regulator's fine and dollar clearing restrictions?

VIDEO: UK house prices hit record high

Houses in the Cotswolds are less affordable than those in London when wages are taken into account, pricing out some locals.

VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.

VIDEO: The beer hunter of Mauritius

Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.

AUDIO: Gender pay gap to do with 'culture'

Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.

AUDIO: Bovis Homes sees 'sharp rise' in profits

David Ritchie, chief executive of Bovis Homes, discusses the company's half yearly results.

VIDEO: UK inflation rate falls to 1.6%

The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases back in the month.

VIDEO: Mercedes in China price fix claims

Reports from China that the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of price-fixing have given foreign businesses another reason to question whether they are being unfairly targeted by the government.

VIDEO: Family firms boost Indonesian wealth

Family businesses are an integral part of developing economies and it's no different in South East Asia's largest economy - Indonesia.

VIDEO: The Aussie surfer turned entrepreneur

Matt Grainger explains how he has managed to turn his passion for surfing into a profitable business.

VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.

VIDEO: India pins hopes on smart cities

India's new government plans to spend $1.13bn (£690m) on building 100 "smart cities". But will the scheme work?

VIDEO: Alcohol tax 'should fund rehab'

Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.

VIDEO: Earning a profit in India's skies

India has more than half a dozen commercial airlines, but with almost all losing money, the challenges for airline operators are considerable.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

VIDEO: Fear of Ebola spreads to economy

As the death toll from Ebola mounts across west Africa, there is growing concern about what the cost will be to the region's economies.

VIDEO: India's falling tourism numbers

India relies on tourism for around 7% of its economy, and yet tourist numbers have dropped sharply recently. Shilpa Kannan reports on challenges facing Indian tourism.

VIDEO: The seaside shop accepting Bitcoin

A newsagent in the seaside town of Swanage has decided to accept Bitcoin as payment after hearing about the unregulated digital currency on a TV show.

VIDEO: Bank has Scots vote contingency plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says currency contingency plans have been drawn up, whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum.

VIDEO: India property market will 'pick up'

Donald Trump explains why he is so keen on investment in India as he launches a golden Trump Tower in Mumbai.

VIDEO: Kenya looks to avoid oil tax tangles

Kenya's government wants to take advantage of lucrative deals for exploiting new oil deposits and mining, but wants to avoid legal tangles.

VIDEO: Growth in India's smartphone market

While India has the second highest number of mobile phone subscribers in the world, only one in eight of them have smartphones.

VIDEO: Darts hits the bullseye in Asia

Darts is a growing business and the first ever World Series darts competition to be played in Asia is about to kick off in Singapore.

VIDEO: 'Pauper funerals' on the rise

BBC Newsnight's Katie Razzall has been to Leeds to follow the story of the death of 64-year-old Malcolm Horncastle

VIDEO: The smart drones of the future

How drones are being developed for a wide range of future uses.

VIDEO: UK pork farmers hit by sanctions

UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts

VIDEO: How to build a lasting family firm

Francis Yeoh, managing director of Malaysian infrastructure firm YTL Corporation, explains how to bind a family business together across the generations.

VIDEO: Tencent profits set to soar higher

Why Asia's technology giant Tencent is delighting investors with a striking increase in first half profits.

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