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Rate rise on agenda despite China woes (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:26:04 GMT)
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the decision on when to raise UK interest rates is still likely to be made at the end of the year, despite China's slowdown.

HSBC glitch payments 'all processed' (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:46:17 GMT)
A computer glitch that delayed 275,000 HSBC payments has now been resolved, the bank tells the BBC.

Ex-Sainsbury's boss slams Living Wage (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:44:19 GMT)
Justin King, the former chief executive of Sainsbury's, says the National Living Wage will "destroy jobs".

Ashley Madison founder steps down (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:41:31 GMT)
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief' (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:02:44 GMT)
News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.

Property sales 'down 15%' but prices up (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:56:02 GMT)
The number of homes being sold in England and Wales has fallen significantly, according to figures from the Land Registry.

Popularity of Isas 'at ten-year low' (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:32:06 GMT)
The number of adults taking out Individual Savings Accounts (Isa) has fallen to its lowest level for ten years, according to official figures

'Flash crash' trader hearing to proceed (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:31:07 GMT)
Navinder Sarao, the so-called "flash crash" day trader, fails in his bid to postpone his US extradition hearing.

CPS considers new hacking prosecution (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:19:40 GMT)
The Crown Prosecution Service is considering a file for a possible corporate prosecution over phone hacking at the now closed News of the World.

Shanghai shares end wild week down 8% (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:48:38 GMT)
Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.

Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7% (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:07:29 GMT)
UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.

Brazil's economy enters recession (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:19:21 GMT)
Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.

McDonald's boss defends zero-hours (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:06:14 GMT)
The new boss of McDonald's UK tells the BBC that zero-hours contracts are fair because they help staff stay flexible.

Zano mini-drones struggle to launch (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:13 GMT)
Kickstarter raised it £2.3m but drone maker struggles to meet hopes

VIDEO: Slowing China affects Africa (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:57:57 GMT)
Slowing growth in China has seen stock markets in turmoil and underlined the recent plunge in commodity prices - a key concern in many African economies.

VIDEO: South Sudan's war economy (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:18:34 GMT)
South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.

VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:55:24 GMT)
New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:18:30 GMT)
Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.

VIDEO: How five generations kept whisky flowing (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:27:37 GMT)
The story of how one family - and its staying power - has kept producing whisky successfully throughout five generations.

VIDEO: Indonesia's state-funded boat bank (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:34:49 GMT)
Providing services through a country as wide-spread as Indonesia - with its 17,000 islands - poses a challenge - banking by boat is one way to fix the problem.

VIDEO: Testing times for Brazil's economy (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:08:05 GMT)
Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.

VIDEO: Democracy 'one of India's greatest strengths' (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:02:26 GMT)
The BBC's business editor, Kamal Ahmed, speaks to Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about his country's ambitious attempts to reform.

How will Shoreham's crash affect other air shows? (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:26 GMT)
What will be the impact of the crash at Shoreham?

How video-on-demand is changing TV (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:39 GMT)
How video-on-demand services are shaking up broadcasting

Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil? (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:01:46 GMT)
Is austerity helping or hurting?

The watchmaker that hand delivers (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:46 GMT)
The watchmaker who travels the globe to deliver

How to be a video games designer (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:12 GMT)
So your child wants to be a games designer

China's slowdown and cheap oil (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:58:55 GMT)
How China's slowdown has pushed the oil price lower

Horses for sale in Ukraine (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:49:57 GMT)
Is Ukraine right to sell off its equine farms?

Intel Inside... literally? (Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:09:09 GMT)
Is your body the next frontier for the chip giant?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Reading crowd's 'chilled' reaction to headliners Mumford & Sons (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:46:13 GMT)
Music fans give their verdict on Mumford & Sons' headlining the traditionally rock music festival at Reading.

Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief' (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:02:44 GMT)
News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after reports she is to return as head of its UK division, a year after she was cleared over phone hacking.

Tila Tequila thrown out of CBB (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:11:25 GMT)
Glamour model Tila Tequila thrown out of Celebrity Big Brother over Nazi comments.

Jess Glynne tops UK album chart (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:42 GMT)
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.

Top Gear boss 'excited' about future (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:49:02 GMT)
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.

Strictly's star line-up completed (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:53:13 GMT)
Former sprinter Iwan Thomas and Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher are the final two names announced for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Chvrches singer speaks out on trolls (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:24:17 GMT)
Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry hits out at misogynistic abuse from "cavemen", after being trolled online for wearing a short dress in a recent video.

Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff' (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:59 GMT)
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.

3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:22 GMT)
Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.

BBC One wins channel of the year (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:26 GMT)
BBC One is named channel of the year at the Edinburgh Television Festival's annual awards, while drama Happy Valley is named best new programme.

New Justin Bieber song leaked online (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:14:49 GMT)
The video for What Do You Mean? has been posted on a number of sites.

Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:47:25 GMT)
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is to receive the BFI Fellowship for her contribution to film.

Reading and Leeds get under way... it's muddy (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:38:23 GMT)
Mud, bands, mud, beers, mud, wellies, mud, mates, mud, tents, mud, cider, toilets and did we mention mud.

In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:14:12 GMT)
A look at some of the previously unseen and rare photographs of author Agatha Christie which are part of a new exhibition marking the 125th anniversary of her birth.

VIDEO: McKellen: Fight not over on gay rights (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:31:46 GMT)
Actor Sir Ian McKellen has played a variety of amazing parts in his career, but one role he has always held dear in his personal life is as a gay rights campaigner.

VIDEO: Cricketer's tale of scandal and glory (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:16:41 GMT)
Mohammad Azharuddin was once the poster boy of Indian cricket, but he was hit for six by match-fixing allegations and faced a lengthy battle to clear his name.

VIDEO: Fifty Shades dispute in 60 secs (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:46:39 GMT)
Jennifer Pedroz, who helped publish the Fifty Shades series, could be set to receive millions of dollars.

VIDEO: Dancers partner JCB diggers in show (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:25 GMT)
One of the most unusual dance acts in the country, involving dancers and JCB diggers, is performing at a family arts festival in Kent.

VIDEO: Billy Connolly artwork going on show (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:38:05 GMT)
An exhibition at the People's Palace in Glasgow shows another side to comedian Billy Connolly - as an artist.

VIDEO: TV drama Howards' Way marks 30 years (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:35:07 GMT)
The 30th anniversary of the start of Howards' Way, which was filmed on the south coast, is remembered.

VIDEO: Pratchett fans: Final book 'devastating' (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:48:28 GMT)
Sir Terry Pratchett fans react to the release of the authors final novel, almost six months after his death.

VIDEO: Inside the world of pirate radio (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:48:06 GMT)
Pirate radio is still going strong despite the rise of internet radio, as Dan Freedman reports for Newsnight.

David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:06:35 GMT)
Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry

Did you catch it? Images from Edinburgh's festivals (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:59:04 GMT)
Images from this year's Edinburgh festivals

Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:30:28 GMT)
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

45 Years hurdles the age barrier (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:02:43 GMT)
45 Years hurdles the age barrier

Foals 'chomping at the bit' for return (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:50:22 GMT)
Foals making music that makes you want to 'smash the room up'

Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:03:51 GMT)
How Hobbit author JRR Tolkien got hooked on Finland

How to be a video games designer (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:12 GMT)
How to get your child into the video games industry

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