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eBay to split off PayPal business

E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Wonga sees profits more than halve

Annual profits at payday lender Wonga have fallen by more than half, the company announces.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

L'Oreal halts travel to Hong Kong

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.

UK second quarter growth revised up

UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.

Warm weather hits sales at Next

Next says the recent warm weather has slowed sales growth and adds it might have to cut its profit forecast if the warm spell continues.

London Market Report

The FTSE 100 slips, with shares in Next the biggest faller after it warns that the warm weather has hit sales.

Annual house price growth 'slows'

The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 9.4% in September in England and Wales, according to the Nationwide.

Supermarkets launch petrol price cut

Three major UK supermarkets are to cut the prices of petrol and diesel by up to 5p, starting on Tuesday.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Eurozone inflation near five-year low

Eurozone inflation slipped again in September, with prices rising at their slowest rate in nearly five years.

RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.

EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron

The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.

Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.

Netflix to release full-length film

The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe

A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.

Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet

Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.

UK consumers face 'lost decade'

British consumers face another three years of squeezed spending as wage growth remains sluggish, an influential report suggests.

Tory welfare cap to fund youth jobs

The Tories would cap benefits further to fund three million apprenticeships if they win the general election, says David Cameron.

UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU'

UK manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the country remaining a part of the European Union, a survey suggests.

House prices 'accelerated' in August

Annual house price growth accelerated to 8.4% in England and Wales in August - the highest rate of increase for nearly seven years, figures show.

EU and Canada detail trade deal

EU and Canadian leaders have announced a trade agreement, but it could still come unstuck.

The woes of Rio's small retailers

Independent shop owners in Rio de Janeiro are complaining about higher rents and crime rates, and less customers, forcing many to close, reports Donna Bowater.

Setting up business with a stranger

Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, the co-founders of tonic water business Fever-Tree, decided to set up together upon meeting for the very first time.

Delhi marriage detective in high demand

Taralika Lahiri runs a private detective agency in Delhi that specialises in matrimonial cases and says her business is thriving.

Ryder Cup '£40m of free advertising'

Hosting golf's Ryder Cup was a £40m free advert underlining Scotland's status as the "home of golf", tourism bosses say.

Liverpool under FFP investigation

Liverpool are one of seven European clubs being investigated by Uefa for possible breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.

World Cup fever boosts Nike profit

The US sportswear firm Nike sees a 23% jump in quarterly profit thanks in part to football fever from this year's World Cup.

VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online

Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.

VIDEO: Where will Osborne find the money?

Robert Peston looks at how much George Osborne has to save to eliminate the UK's deficit and where he might find the money.

VIDEO: Aldi posts big rise in pre-tax profit

Aldi, the discount supermarket chain, has posted a big rise in full-year profits as its share of the British grocery market continues to grow.

VIDEO: US lessons for UK's nuclear waste?

BBC Inside Out investigates the options for the UK's growing plutonium stockpile at Sellafield in Cumbria.

VIDEO: Will protests harm HK economy?

China editor Carrie Gracie asks if Hong Kong's finance workers believe China's claim that protests will harm its economy.

AUDIO: Sorrell on 'damaging' EU referendum

WPP Chief Executive Sir Martin Sorrell has said that a UK referendum on Europe would be "even more disruptive" for business than than the Scottish referendum.

VIDEO: Can Microsoft's Xbox conquer China?

The Xbox gaming console officially goes on sale in China for the first time, but its manufacturer Microsoft may face tough competition.

VIDEO: Narenda Modi looks to woo US investors

India's Prime Minister is on his first official visit to the US, where he is looking to reassure business leaders that his country is a worthwhile investment.

Coding for cannabis cash

The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry

Croatia and the EU - what's changed?

One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund

Could a makeover save your career?

Why work attire matters

New rules for passing on a pension

How will George Osborne's latest changes work?

Cuddling koalas is big business

The Sydney zoo giving visitors a hands-on experience

Getting the best deal on a new mobile

How to get the best deal on a new mobile

Dublin dotcom - the Celtic kitten

Ireland's tech start-ups bare their claws, ready to play

Myanmar's booming telecoms sector

The telecoms sector is booming but challenges remain

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VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online

Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.

VIDEO: Where will Osborne find the money?

Robert Peston looks at how much George Osborne has to save to eliminate the UK's deficit and where he might find the money.

VIDEO: Aldi posts big rise in pre-tax profit

Aldi, the discount supermarket chain, has posted a big rise in full-year profits as its share of the British grocery market continues to grow.

VIDEO: US lessons for UK's nuclear waste?

BBC Inside Out investigates the options for the UK's growing plutonium stockpile at Sellafield in Cumbria.

VIDEO: Will protests harm HK economy?

China editor Carrie Gracie asks if Hong Kong's finance workers believe China's claim that protests will harm its economy.

AUDIO: Sorrell on 'damaging' EU referendum

WPP Chief Executive Sir Martin Sorrell has said that a UK referendum on Europe would be "even more disruptive" for business than than the Scottish referendum.

VIDEO: Can Microsoft's Xbox conquer China?

The Xbox gaming console officially goes on sale in China for the first time, but its manufacturer Microsoft may face tough competition.

VIDEO: Narenda Modi looks to woo US investors

India's Prime Minister is on his first official visit to the US, where he is looking to reassure business leaders that his country is a worthwhile investment.

AUDIO: 'Jammer' stops drivers using phones

An American entrepreneur has come up with a device that blocks all communication to your phone while you are driving to ensure you're not tempted.

VIDEO: Zoo gives visitors hands-on experience

Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney believes zoos are no longer just about displaying animals but have a valuable role in saving species.

VIDEO: Bar disruption: Pubs get a hi-tech makeover

A new system which incorporates cloud-computing, RFID tagging and social features aims to bring drinking establishments firmly into the 21st century.

VIDEO: Air France pilots end long strike

Air France pilots have called off a strike that has lasted for two weeks and cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.

VIDEO: What is it about Facetune?

The BBC's Mark Lobel visited the creators of the photo-editing app Facetune, based in Israel, to find out how they created a product which has sold extensively in over 100 countries.

VIDEO: Inside the 'UK's greenest homes'

How builders and architects in Chichester are embracing new technology to make houses greener and more attractive to buyers.

VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.

VIDEO: Formula 1's travelling after-party

Sonia Irvine, founder of Formula 1's Amber Lounge and sister of racing car driver Eddie, talks the BBC's Linda Yueh about the motor racing business.

VIDEO: Coulthard: My start in Formula 1

Racing driver, and 13-times Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard talks to the BBC's Linda Yueh about his journey through the sport.

VIDEO: Africa's first home-grown aircraft

The BBC's Matthew Davies reports on the African-made Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac) - a first for the continent's aerospace industry.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

VIDEO: 'Unlimited holiday policy works'

Media agency boss, Jenny Biggam, welcomes Richard Branson's decision to offer his personal staff as much holiday as they want.

VIDEO: Australia migrants struggle for jobs

Migrants have played a major role in Australia's economic success but a recent study shows the outlook is getting tougher for new migrants.

VIDEO: Wearable tech 'set to go mainstream'

Evernote's chief executive, Phil Libin, explains why he thinks wearable technology is set to go mainstream.

VIDEO: Tesco boss Dave Lewis: Full interview

Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis has said there will be a "full and frank investigation" after the supermarket overstated its profits. Watch the full interview.

VIDEO: China's Eco City looks for residents

China's Eco City was built to house 350,000 residents but so far just 12,000 people live there.

VIDEO: Air France withdraws Transavia plans

The French transport minister Alain Vidalies has said in a radio interview that Air France is withdrawing its plans to develop its Transavia Europe budget unit, that are at the heart of a labour dispute with pilots.

VIDEO: Royal Mint's new gold trading website

The Royal Mint has launched a new website selling gold and silver coins.

VIDEO: Chinese economy set for 'bumpy ride'

Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide tells Rico Hizon that she expects a 'bumpy ride' for the Chinese economy.

VIDEO: New Tesco CFO to start work

Troubled retailer Tesco has announced that its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is to start work on Tuesday, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

VIDEO: Indian PM Modi heads to the US

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in the US on Friday. The BBC's Yogita Limaye looks at what the countries hope to get out of the talks.

VIDEO: Marriott plans Asian hotel expansion

The Marriott hotel chain plans to open a new hotel almost every week in Asia over the next three years to help cater for Chinese tourists.

VIDEO: China the 'engine' for diamond trade

The chief executive of De Beers says that China will be the 'engine' of growth for the diamond market.

VIDEO: Marriage detective in high demand

Taralika Lahiri runs a private detective agency in Delhi that specialises in matrimonial cases and says her business is thriving.

VIDEO: G20 close to stimulus package

G20 finance ministers meeting in Australia say they are close to agreeing a package of measures to boost global growth.

VIDEO: Alibaba shares begin trading in NY

Shares in Alibaba, the Chinese online retailer, have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

VIDEO: Pound and shares rise on 'No' vote

The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.

VIDEO: Kenya's blooming flower industry

Despite a temporary slump in the market, Kenya's flower sector delivered $500m in sales in 2013.

VIDEO: GSK receives record fine in China

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is fined $490m (£297m) after being found guilt of bribery by a Chinese court.

VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

VIDEO: Post-Westgate: Kenya's security push

One year after armed members of Islamist militant group al-Shabab attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on the new methods being used to train security guards.

AUDIO: Lord Hill objections 'barrel-scraping'

MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".

VIDEO: Job figures 'very encouraging'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said the latest unemployment figures are "very encouraging".

VIDEO: What will New York make of Alibaba?

As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?

VIDEO: World Bank's Ebola warning

The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.

VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.

VIDEO: Taiwan's cooking oil scandal

A company in Taiwan has been fined $1.6m and its chairman taken into custody after they were caught supplying substandard cooking oil.

VIDEO: The man behind Alibaba: Jack Ma

Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?

VIDEO: Phones 4U shops closing for business

Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk.

VIDEO: Ivory Coast's homegrown tablet

How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.

AUDIO: FT redesign part of 'digital strategy'

The Financial Times has redesigned the print version of the newspaper, corresponding with a shift of focus to online content.

VIDEO: Call centre worker still going strong at 83

BBC Inside Out meets the 83-year-old call centre worker from Sunderland who says he cannot afford to retire.

AUDIO: What do gambling measures mean?

Four of Britain's biggest bookmakers announce a series of voluntary measures aimed at addressing public concerns about gambling.

VIDEO: Why bagpipe makers want No vote

The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.

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