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US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.

Tesla loss narrows as orders rise

Electric car maker Tesla reports better-than-expected first quarter results, sending shares up more than 5% in trading after US markets had closed.

Tycoon sells tyre firm for £50m

One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.

Zynga shares surge on layoff plans

Shares in online game maker Zynga rise strongly after the firm reports a smaller-than-expected loss and plans to cut costs by laying off 18% of its workforce.

Sainsbury's in first loss for 10 years

Supermarket group Sainsbury's reports its first full-year loss for 10 years, after writing down the value of its stores.

EU wants travel access to iPlayer

The EU's plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.

Drone use to be expanded in US

The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.

Crash trader: 'I did nothing wrong'

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" protests his innocence in court claiming he did not "do anything wrong".

Poundland invites scrutiny over deal

Discount store Poundland has invited the competition authorities to move to a full review of its proposed tie-up with rival 99p Stores.

UK services growth at eight-month high

The UK's services sector saw its fastest growth in eight months during April, a survey indicates.

Glaxo scraps float plan for HIV unit

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline decides to keep its full stake in ViiV Healthcare after robust sales of the unit’s HIV drugs.

Sainsbury's shares fall on losses

The FTSE 100 closed higher despite shares in Sainsbury's falling 3.16% to 266.30p after reporting its first full-year loss for 10 years.

Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.

Wasps rugby club calls £35m bond mark

English rugby union club Wasps, which plays at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, has hit its £35m target with the sale of its seven-year bond.

VIDEO: How much is the sea worth?

As the WWF releases a report on the economic value of the world's oceans, BBC News looks at their findings, and the value of auditing nature.

VIDEO: Tax disc confusion 'costs millions'

The AA estimates motorists are losing out to the tune of almost £40m because of the way the new tax disc system works, although the DVLA disputes the figures.

VIDEO: Xiaomi plots global growth

Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi Global, talks to BBC News about his company's plans for worldwide expansion.

VIDEO: How will parties keep economy growing?

Robert Peston asks some of the parties how they will keep the economy growing in the years ahead.

VIDEO: 'It's about the experience you offer'

The Chief Executive of the hotels group Six Senses, Neil Jacobs, tells the BBC how his company has adapted to the economic downturn.

VIDEO: When is a late train really late?

Tony Miles from Modern Railway Magazine explains how train companies decide when a train is late and why some trains cannot run on time.

VIDEO: China and Taiwan in trade talks

China's President Xi Jinping meets the head of Taiwan's ruling party later on Monday in the highest level talks between the two sides since 2009.

VIDEO: Drone detector to safeguard planes

New radar technology will enable drones to be detected more easily

The importance of company logos

How important is it for a company to have a great logo?

Is pregnancy costing women their jobs?

About 60,000 women lose their jobs each year after revealing they are pregnant, research suggests. A new project hopes to expose the scale of the problem.

Could one man cause a stockmarket crash?

Could one man have caused the flash crash?

The man behind the million-dollar teacher

The man behind the million dollar teacher

A question of artificial intelligence

Will robots really be smarter than human beings one day?

Will HSBC move back to its first home?

Will HSBC move back to its original home?

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VIDEO: How much is the sea worth?

As the WWF releases a report on the economic value of the world's oceans, BBC News looks at their findings, and the value of auditing nature.

VIDEO: Tax disc confusion 'costs millions'

The AA estimates motorists are losing out to the tune of almost £40m because of the way the new tax disc system works, although the DVLA disputes the figures.

VIDEO: Xiaomi plots global growth

Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi Global, talks to BBC News about his company's plans for worldwide expansion.

VIDEO: How will parties keep economy growing?

Robert Peston asks some of the parties how they will keep the economy growing in the years ahead.

VIDEO: 'It's about the experience you offer'

The Chief Executive of the hotels group Six Senses, Neil Jacobs, tells the BBC how his company has adapted to the economic downturn.

VIDEO: When is a late train really late?

Tony Miles from Modern Railway Magazine explains how train companies decide when a train is late and why some trains cannot run on time.

VIDEO: China and Taiwan in trade talks

China's President Xi Jinping meets the head of Taiwan's ruling party later on Monday in the highest level talks between the two sides since 2009.

VIDEO: Drone detector to safeguard planes

New radar technology will enable drones to be detected more easily

VIDEO: Could this battery end energy bills?

Telsa Motors, the US company which makes electric cars, has unveiled a new battery it says can power homes using solar panels.

VIDEO: Seychelles: 'We have diversified'

How did the Seychelles manage to meet their millennium development goals? The BBC's Lerato Mbele speaks to President James Michel.

VIDEO: Asia battle for US bullet train deal

Two titans of Asian business and technology battle for the contract to build America's first bullet train.

VIDEO: Seychelles rum: An export success

The story of Takamaka Bay rum, a dark rum distilled, manufactured and exported by two brothers in the Seychelles.

VIDEO: Remittances to help rebuild Nepal

The World Bank's remittance expert, Dilip Ratha, explains the importance of the money being sent back to Nepal by the country's two million overseas workers.

VIDEO: India's tense relationship with NGOs

India is cracking down on foreign-funded NGOs, with nearly 9,000 seeing their registration cancelled. Pratiksha Ghildial reports.

VIDEO: Boost for Seychelles tuna industry

Looking to diversify and develop its so-called "blue economy", the Seychelles is investing in its tuna-fishing sector.

VIDEO: Taiwan's immigrant policy questioned

Should Taiwan's laws be changed to make it more welcoming to immigrants?

VIDEO: Pakistan's silent banking revolution

Can mobile banking change how people save and pay for things in Pakistan?

VIDEO: 'Super-jumbo' A380 marks 10 years

The 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380 celebrates its 10th anniversary

VIDEO: Hong Kong protests part of 'process'

David Sun Tak Kei, a director at Hong Kong's Audit Commission explains why China's proposed governance reforms have sparked protests.

VIDEO: Kent orchard spurs pear industry revival

The UK's biggest conference pear orchard has been planted at a farm in Kent, using techniques already used abroad in a bid to help British producers compete with their foreign rivals.

VIDEO: Where is immigration welcome?

Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.

VIDEO: Annie Lennox for your birthday?

Meet the two brothers who have set up a global concierge business, a company which books or buys things on behalf of rich customers.

VIDEO: Homeowners 'may struggle to move'

Up to four million homeowners could struggle to move house as a direct result of the new rules on mortgage applications which came in last year.

VIDEO: SA xenophobia: Will it affect trade?

The wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has damaged the image of the country as an investment destination.

VIDEO: India's tough market for booksellers

One of India's most influential publishers tells the BBC that it's 'very hard' to make money in the Indian book industry.

VIDEO: Singapore: Submarines and speedboats

Submarines and $100m super yachts will be on show this weekend at the Singapore boat show.

VIDEO: Greek bailout talks - in 90 seconds

BBC News looks at some of the key points at stake, as Eurozone ministers continue to negotiate the Greek bailout.

VIDEO: How did Britain's debt mountain pile up?

The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on the events which brought the British financial system close to collapse.

VIDEO: The end of the jumbo?

With the order book for the most recent jumbo jets by Boeing and Airbus looking sparse, BBC News explains why the outlook for the jumbo is not looking good.

VIDEO: Investors still wary over Sri Lanka

Many investors are watching Sri Lanka with interest but are keen to see economic reform before committing their cash.

VIDEO: The cost of Brazil's oil corruption

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, has released its financial results for the last year, which include $2bn (£1.3bn) written off due to corruption.

VIDEO: Facebook keeps getting bigger

Facebook has announced another big jump in revenue - and more people are using the site than ever before.

VIDEO: Indonesia may impose language test

Indonesia may look to impose a new law requiring expatriates looking for jobs in the country to pass a local language test.

VIDEO: China's biggest car show opens

More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.

VIDEO: Brave enough to challenge your boss?

Junior staff within the airline industry are encouraged to speak up to more senior staff, including pilots, if they believe they have made a mistake.

VIDEO: Are supermarket 'deals' really so good?

The consumer group, Which? has formally requested an investigation into the special offers and promotions used by supermarkets.

VIDEO: Post Office rebuked over cash probes

The Post Office has been criticised in an independent report which examined complaints from sub-postmasters who said the had been unfairly sacked or prosecuted over cash shortfalls at their branches.

VIDEO: Indonesia in the economic spotlight

Indonesia is hosting the World Economic Forum this week and hopes the event will help to attract increased foreign investment.

VIDEO: Leather trade hit by India's cattle ban

Maharashtra becomes the latest state to ban the slaughter of cows - a move that has hit India's leather industry hard.

VIDEO: Is Bulgaria Europe's Silicon Valley?

In a series looking at the challenges facing Europe, BBC News meets a Bulgarian IT entrepreneur.

VIDEO: Falkland Islands oil sparks dispute

Argentina has started legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.

VIDEO: Sole-d: Why Northampton shoes are big in Japan

Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.

VIDEO: World Bank head pledges AIIB support

The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, says he will work with China's new Asian Infrastructure Bank to help fight poverty.

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