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Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.

Electricians question CBI vote move

The body representing electrical contractors urges CBI Scotland to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Barnes & Noble founder offloads $64m

Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.

Pensioners could get death estimate

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

Lamb takeaways 'often another meat'

Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.

Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty

Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.

UK housing market 'shows resilience'

The "resilient" UK housing market recorded another increase in mortgage lending in March, according to a lenders' group.

Weibo shares surge on US debut

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

US banking giants see mixed results

US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.

London Market Report

The pound hits its highest level in more than four years against the US dollar.

RBS: No evidence of small firm fraud

Royal Bank of Scotland says law firm Clifford Chance has cleared it over allegations that it forced small firms to close so it could make a profit.

Mulberry warns of lower profits

Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.

Tube staff plan five days of strikes

RMT workers on the London Underground are to take five days of strike action according to the union.

Bus operator to axe 14 services

The biggest bus operator in Wales announces it will axe 14 services and reduce eight others as it cuts its fleet by 10%.

German media boss criticises Google

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

Free jail-built bikes for jobseekers

Jobseekers in Derby will be given free bikes refurbished by prisoners in a bid to help them find work.

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

Wage rises catch up with inflation

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

China 'must allow currency to rise'

The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.

Steering a company in a new direction

Major change is a challenge for companies and their investors. How can chief executives shift a firm's course effectively?

The boss who wants staff to have fun

A profile of Henry Engelhardt, the boss of insurance group Admiral, and why he wants his staff to have fun.

The self-storage millionaires

Thirty years ago Britain did not have a self-storage industry. Now it's the biggest in Europe. Who are the canny entrepreneurs who have grown rich selling empty space?

Jockey Club makes record profits

The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.


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