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RBS reports £3.5bn loss for 2014

UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.

Net neutrality rules passed by FCC

The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.

Coutts' Swiss bank in tax probe

German prosecutors are investigating the Swiss private banking arm of Coutts over allegations it helped clients evade tax.

Judge rules for flight delay payment

Jet2.com cannot delay the payment of compensation due to passengers for delayed flights, setting a precedent for thousands of similar claims.

Ghana to receive $1bn loan from IMF

Ghana has secured a $1bn loan from the International Monetary Fund that could stabilise its troubled economy.

Ladbrokes to close 60 UK shops

Bookmaker Ladbrokes reports a big fall in pre-tax profit for 2014 and expects to close 60 UK shops in the coming year.

Sharp fall in UK business investment

Business investment in the UK falls for the second quarter in a row, recording the biggest decline since 2009.

'More train seats' on north routes

Train passengers in the north will have access to more seats, despite the loss of some stock to the south, the transport minister says.

Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.

Standard Chartered in changes at top

UK bank Standard Chartered announces that its chief executive, Peter Sands, will be replaced by ex-JPMorgan banker Bill Winters.

US inflation rate remains negative

US inflation remained negative in January, largely due to steep falls in the price of petrol, official figures show.

EU-US trade deal text leaked to BBC

A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.

China's loans to Latin America rise

Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.

Profit hike for broadcaster STV

STV reports a 14% rise in pre-tax profits, lifts its dividend by 300% and says it is increasing its reach.

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) to modernise its ageing railway network over the next five years.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

Odeon cinemas to go on sale for £1bn

Terra Firma, the owner of Odeon and UCI, plans to put the cinema chain up for sale later this year for about £1bn.

Mortgage-free households on the rise

More properties were owned outright than with a mortgage among households in England for the first time in 2013-14, but renting is higher among the young, figures show.

Staff 'leave pension cash unclaimed'

Employees of the UK's biggest companies are missing the chance to inflate their pension pots, research says, as insurers warn that pension reforms are not ready.

Firms used 1.8m zero-hours contracts

Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.

South African budget raises taxes

South Africa's budget raises taxes and cuts spending as the government tries to restore growth to an economy hit by power shortages, strikes and high unemployment

Yellen says Fed flexible on rates

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says the bank can be flexible in deciding when to raise interest rates, helping propel US shares to record levels.

EU plans to merge energy markets

The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.

The reality of becoming your own boss

Becoming your own boss is many people's dream, but what's it really like to start a business from scratch?

The immigrant who became a drone firm boss

How Mexican immigrant Jordi Munoz set up the largest US-based drone manufacturer, a company called 3D Robotics.

Can you be part-time at the top?

If you can't or don't want to work full-time, you can still go for the top jobs - especially in an economic climate which favours "agile" working.

No World Cup compensation - Fifa

Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.

Easdale resigns from Rangers board

Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.

New Tigers stadium plan approved

A new 10,000-capacity stadium for Castleford Tigers gets the go-ahead from Wakefield Council.

VIDEO: India's railways under pressure

The Indian government have announced plans to increase invest in India's aging railway network but foreign companies are still waiting for projects to start


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