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Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Housing market 'losing momentum'

The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.

US posts better-than-expected growth

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

Starbucks sales disappoint investors

Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.

Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'

Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.

Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.

Mining shares weigh on FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 recovers from early losses, despite falling mining shares.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

German unemployment in surprise fall

The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.

Barclays sets aside £500m in probe

Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.

Lufthansa lowers 2015 profit goal

Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.

Samsung profit lowest in three years

Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty

The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.

Tesco ATM promises 'free erections'

There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store.

'Rip-off' payday loan broker warning

Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.

'Number spoofing' scam nets millions

A new phone scam - known as number spoofing - is netting millions of pounds for fraudsters, consumers are being warned

Yorkshire fined £4.1m over mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society is fined £4.1m for failing to deal properly with customers who were falling behind on mortgage payments.

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

Singapore 'best place for business'

Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.

Mortgage approvals at 14-month low

The number of mortgages being approved has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, according to the Bank of England.

The man who built a chocolate empire

Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell explains how he created a corporate mints provider which he transformed into a chocolate empire.

Silicon Valley's billion dollar failures

US tech start ups are 'burning' cash at alarmingly high rates, and some experts are warning that innovation could suffer

The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.

NFL could give UK 'more than £100m'

A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.

Hearts 'will adopt living wage'

Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City

Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

VIDEO: Cutbacks hit disabled access to work

BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.

VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

VIDEO: UK adopts the 'smart shopping' habit

Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.

VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?

Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?

VIDEO: Right-to-buy scheme not working

Housing associations say the right-to-buy scheme in England should be radically reformed.

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

Has quantitative easing worked?

Has the US Federal Reserve's QE policy worked?

Giant Samsung struggles at the top

Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?

Change in China for family succession

Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession

Australia's flexible small firms

The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working

A day without data

Is it possible to not share any information?

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

How consumerism went wrong

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BBC News - Business

VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City

Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

VIDEO: Cutbacks hit disabled access to work

BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.

VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

VIDEO: UK adopts the 'smart shopping' habit

Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.

VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?

Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?

VIDEO: Right-to-buy scheme not working

Housing associations say the right-to-buy scheme in England should be radically reformed.

VIDEO: Hungary protest at internet tax plans

Tens of thousands of people in Hungary have taken part in a peaceful march against the government's plans to tax the internet - the second demonstration in three days.

VIDEO: Helping single mothers find work

A Singapore-based online jewellery company is helping single mothers who have struggled with balancing full-time work and children.

VIDEO: Why Lloyds is closing branches

The BBC's Business Editor Kamal Ahmed visits a Lloyds branch to see why the company wants to change the way people do their banking.

VIDEO: Online banking vs in the branch

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches due to customers switching towards digital banking.

VIDEO: Markets fall after Rousseff win

Stock markets in Brazil have fallen sharply following the re-election of left-wing President Dilma Rousseff.

VIDEO: 'Legacy of under investment' in power

The government has been tackling a "legacy of under investment" in UK power supplies, says the energy minister.

VIDEO: 'We plan for a range of scenarios'

National Grid has warned that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns.

VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds

BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: Spicing up the supermarket shelves

India's Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH) shows how many Indians' lifestyles are changing - it's now selling pre-packed spices to its customers.

VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

VIDEO: 'Record number' of low-paid Britons

A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.

VIDEO: Hungarian protest over internet tax

Thousands of people have been taking part in a protest in Hungary against government plans to tax the internet, one of the first such attempts in the world.

VIDEO: Can the French love British cheeses?

The new environment secretary wants to boost British food both at home and abroad including selling cheese to the French.

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