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Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Universal postal service 'at risk'

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".

UK business spending in surprise fall

Business investment in the UK fell unexpectedly in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, although consumer spending remained strong.

IoD attacks 'excessive' BG pay deal

A proposed £25m pay package for the new head of oil and gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive" and "inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

A 'generation to change bank culture'

A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.

Degree apprenticeships launched

Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.

Come clean on adverts, vloggers told

Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.

BT shares rise as EE confirms talks

The FTSE 100 rises, with BT shares higher after the owners of the EE mobile phone network confirm they are in talks over selling the business to the UK firm.

HP revenues fails to impress markets

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's fourth quarter earnings failed to impress investors ahead of its big business split next year.

Asia shares mixed despite US growth

Asian shares had a mixed session, with the upward revision to the US economy's third quarter growth figure failing to provide much of a boost.

Botin ousts Santander chief executive

Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.

US economy grows faster than forecast

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.

Dairy industry in 'desperate state'

The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.

Mortgage approvals fall by 16%

The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.

Sport events 'give no economic boost'

A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.

Star Wars and Avengers lifts Pinewood

Big budget productions including the latest Star Wars and Avengers films have helped profits higher at Pinewood Shepperton.

Steve Jobs biopic moves to Universal

Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.

Holy trademark! Batman v Valencia

La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.

Young and workers at risk of poverty

The elderly and the unemployed used to be most at risk of poverty, but a new report claims it is now the young and those in work who are most vulnerable.

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.

Warning over 'fake' offshore bank

Regulators have issued a warning to consumers over a bank falsely claiming to operate in the Channel Islands.

Eurozone 'persistent stagnation' risk

The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.

Nigeria devalues currency on low oil

Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.

Service sector optimism 'falls'

Optimism among companies in the UK services sector is at its lowest for 21 months, according to a survey by the CBI.

Tips from banker turned shoemaker

An entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company shares his tips for success as part of the African Dream series.

How McDonald's conquered India

How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.

UAE's female fashion designers

As more Emirati women enter the private sector, a growing number are going into fashion design, reports Verity Ratcliffe from Dubai.

Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge

Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.

Javid wants Fifa to publish report

The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

European Tour 2015 adds six events

The European Tour releases its 2015 schedule - with new events in Thailand, India, China, Scotland, Germany & Mauritius.

Will Opec cut oil production?

Should Opec cut production to boost prices?

The rise of new economies

The new ways of running companies and doing business

From city life to country life

Why young professionals in Taiwan are getting out of the city

Hi-tech rescue for an ancient language

Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?

Indians lose billions to bogus investments

The Indians losing everything to bogus investment

Does immigration help the US economy?

Will immigration reform boost the US economy?

Tech sector leading Ukraine's revival

How Ukraine's tech sector is looking to Europe

The couple who changed the way we shop

The couple who changed the way we shop

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VIDEO: Vlogger Chyaz on new ad rules

Video bloggers or 'vloggers', as they're called, are being issued with new guidance by the Advertising Standards Authority, which says they have to make it clear if they are promoting products for money.

VIDEO: Sony cyber attack leaves questions

Sony Pictures, the movie distribution arm of the Japanese consumer electronics giant, has been the target of a cyber attack. But there are few details.

VIDEO: Taiwan's city dwellers go to farming

Taiwan's focus on developing high-tech and manufacturing industries saw many people migrate from its farms to its cities. Now, there is a reversal.

AUDIO: Tesco writes apology poem to students

Two students who wrote a poem complaining to Tesco say they were "very impressed" to receive a reply - in verse.

VIDEO: Is a 'click and collect' Christmas ahead?

Click and collect services, where customers can pick up their online shopping from a range of destinations, are rapidly growing in popularity.

VIDEO: Tackling Asia's ageing population

Asia's population is rapidly ageing, but many countries in the region are ill-equipped to deal with the older generation.

VIDEO: Giving something back to Manila

Regina Lopez is from a wealthy family in the Philippines. Now she is using her influence to help clean up one of Manila's most toxic water systems.

VIDEO: African Dream: Banker turned shoemaker

As part of the African Dream series, we profile an entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company in Ghana.

VIDEO: RBS apology for 'incorrect' evidence

Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, it has emerged.

VIDEO: Bank of England on 'secular stagnation'

The Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane talks to the BBC's Robert Peston about "secular stagnation".

VIDEO: Why does the rouble keep sliding?

Russia's president has warned of "catastrophic consequences" if the rouble continues to slide. The BBC examines how we got here.

VIDEO: Can UK change migrant benefit rules?

Open Europe says new rules over access to benefits for EU migrants in the UK might be a "perfect compromise".

VIDEO: Gebrselassie: From track to business

How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.

VIDEO: 'Creating Google' for Myanmar

Chief executive Rahul Batra explains his ambitions for the Burmese search engine Bindez.

VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application

The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.

VIDEO: India's online shopping revolution

The e-commerce industry in India is accelerating rapidly, but some worry the supply chain may not keep up with demand.

VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia

The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom

Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

VIDEO: Myanmar: Investment will create jobs

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.

VIDEO: Philippines' Aquino on business hurdles

The Philippines economy is performing well but challenges remain. The country's president tells us his plans to tackle red tape in the business environment and poverty.

VIDEO: Turkmenistan to meet China gas needs

China is investing in Turkmenistan's energy sector to boost the supply of gas to its fast growing economy.

VIDEO: India needs structural reforms

The OECD says India is set to grow more strongly but the government must tackle structural reform.

VIDEO: 'This was a really serious failure'

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) £56m after a software upgrade left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.

VIDEO: Will Christmas TV ads pay off at the till?

Big retailers such as John Lewis and Sainsbury's have spent millions on their festive TV adverts

VIDEO: Gender pay gap shrinks to record low

The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.

AUDIO: Bob Marley marijuana brand launched

A Seattle-based private equity firm that invests in the marijuana industry has struck a deal with the estate of Bob Marley to launch a global cannabis brand.

VIDEO: Malaysia's retirement saving crisis

The BBC's Jennifer Pak speaks to one Malaysian family about why it is so hard to save.

VIDEO: What's wrong with Japan's economy?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls elections only two years after taking office due to the country's failing economy.

VIDEO: Inside Turkmenistan fuel summit

Energy companies and EU officials have gathered to discuss energy security, thousands miles away from Europe, at an oil and gas conference in Turkmenistan.

VIDEO: Restaurant helps ex-convicts back to work

A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.

VIDEO: What does Japanese recession mean?

The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston looks at what impact instability in the global economy could have in the UK.

VIDEO: 'Japanese have stopped spending'

Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.

VIDEO: What does China Australia deal mean?

A closer look at the major free trade agreement signed between China and Australia

AUDIO: Private toll road closes without profit

Mike Watts, who built and maintained his own private toll road in Somerset, explains why it is closing without profit.

VIDEO: Shanghai - HK share scheme launches

A landmark partnership between Shanghai and Hong Kong's stock markets has launched amid high hopes it will open up China's capital markets.

VIDEO: G20 delivers 'more and less'

Leaders at the summit of the G20 group of nations deliver "more and less" than was expected, according to BBC chief business correspondent, Linda Yueh.

VIDEO: Abbott: 'Governments can deliver'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "governments can do better and that there can be higher growth and more jobs" as he closed the G20 summit held in Brisbane.

VIDEO: How energy saving can save pounds

It is thought the UK needs to improve energy-saving measures in over 13,000 existing homes a week if it is to meet its greenhouse gas commitments.

VIDEO: Is Germany's economy flatlining?

The BBC's Robert Peston reports from Hamburg on the economic condition of Germany, which has seen growth figures of just 0.1% in the third quarter of the year.

VIDEO: Australia's Indian dance lessons

Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.

VIDEO: India's 'land of coconuts' in decline

Increasing numbers of India's coconut farmers have been turning away from the industry and the government is trying to entice them back.

VIDEO: Lagarde: Global recovery is fragile

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has told the BBC she wants more than words from G20 leaders and a delivery on their commitments.

VIDEO: The missing topics at the G20 summit

This weekend's meeting of the world's 20 largest economies will discuss world trade - as ever - but many other key subjects including Ebola appear missing.

VIDEO: African animator takes on Hollywood

Young entrepreneur Michael Muthiga takes on the Hollywood film industry with his Nairobi-based Fatboy Animations production company.

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