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Rouble rallies despite crisis warning

Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.

Internet problems hit food shoppers

Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.

Air China buys 60 Boeing aircraft

China's national carrier, Air China, is set to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal worth more than $6bn (£3.8bn).

Asia down despite Wall Street highs

Asian markets headed lower on Tuesday despite big gains on Wall Street, which closed at record highs overnight.

Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator

Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.

Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine

Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.

Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry

The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.

Rate riggers face seven years jail

Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.

Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.

Wall Street stocks edge to new highs

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 stock markets rise to fresh records, with big technology firms among the main gainers.

Higher pay awards 'on the way'

Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.

Planned airport strike suspended

Planned two-day strike by ground handling staff at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports is suspended after a new pay offer.

City workers expect bigger bonuses

Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.

Warning over Coats pension scheme

The Pensions Regulator tells Guinness Peat Group it should pay more money into the pension scheme of the Coats textile company to pay off its deficit.

Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'

Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.

Gadget insurance complaints rise

The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.

Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.

Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice

Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs

Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

Disabled 'missing out' on scheme

Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.

Power firms to get £1bn to stay open

Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

North Sea oil summit announced

A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.

Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson

Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

The people working on Christmas Day

While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.

Building the biggest baby food firm

How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.

Unwrapping Africa's red tape

Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.

Fans voice anger at Rangers' AGM

Rangers' board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" as they take their seats at the club's AGM on Monday at Ibrox.

Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt

Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.

SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs

The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.


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