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BBC Business News

  • Standard Chartered fined in US
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:04 GMT
    British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
  • Balfour rejects third Carillion bid
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:10:27 GMT
    Construction firm Balfour Beatty rejects a third takeover approach, worth more than 2bn, from rival Carillion.
  • China fines 12 Japan car parts firms
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:59:19 GMT
    China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; 121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
  • Japanese exports rebound in July
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:43:14 GMT
    Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.

FT.com - Financial Markets News

  • MA boom must evolve to create growth
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:21:32 GMT
    Mergers should encourage expansion in production, labour and investment and not just benefit the MA lawyers, bankers and sophisticated investors
  • Won bears brunt of dollar ascent
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:03:26 GMT
    South Korea?s won bears the brunt of entrenched selling of Asian currencies as the US dollar strengthens against its peers amid speculation about the timing of a US rate rise
  • China energy policy puts coal in the cold
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:48:07 GMT
    Thermal coal prices have fallen nearly 50 per cent since their 2011 peak as China pursues an ?anything but coal? development plan for the power sector
  • Europe stocks flat as Fed policy eyed
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:10:20 GMT
    Treasury yields are little changed, industrial commodities are mostly firmer and the dollar index is up to its strongest level in 11 months

BBC News

  • Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:33:40 GMT
    Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
  • Phelps can swim faster, says coach
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:31:51 GMT
    Michael Phelps returned to competition because he believes he can swim faster than ever, his coach Bob Bowman says.
  • UK condemns journalist 'beheading'
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:11:15 GMT
    The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was an "appalling example of brutality", the UK foreign secretary says.

Sky Business News

  • Bank Of England's MPC Split On Rate Rise
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:43:20 +0100
    Newly revealed minutes from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee show its members were split on a potential rate rise.

FT.com - Equities

  • MA boom must evolve to create growth
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:21:32 GMT
    Mergers should encourage expansion in production, labour and investment and not just benefit the MA lawyers, bankers and sophisticated investors
  • Europe stocks flat as Fed policy eyed
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:10:20 GMT
    Treasury yields are little changed, industrial commodities are mostly firmer and the dollar index is up to its strongest level in 11 months
  • Home Depot benefits from DIY resurgence
    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:07 GMT
    Same-store sales at the DIY chain?s 2,264 stores climbed 5.8%, eclipsing a 4.4% forecast, and pushing overall revenues up 5.7% to $23.8bn

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