Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust

Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 2:26 am

Hong Kong shares sink nearly 4%

Hong Kong shares join the regional downward trend, falling nearly 4%, as trading resumes after the Lunar New Year break.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 2:17 am

Total's profits rise 20% to $5.1bn

French oil major Total reports a 20% increase in annual net profit to $5.1bn, compared with $4.2bn a year earlier.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 2:10 am

Rio Tinto reports slump in profits

Rio Tinto reports a slump in net profits and keeps its dividend flat, hit by the fall in commodity prices.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 1:41 am

S Korea begins Kaesong shutdown

South Korea begins shutting down its operations in the Kaesong industrial park jointly run by the rival Koreas, after nuclear and rocket tests by the North.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 1:38 am

Dallas Buyers Club drops piracy case

The Hollywood studio behind the US film Dallas Buyers Club is no longer pursuing its piracy case against Australians accused of illegally downloading the movie.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 12:55 am

Shoppers 'fail to spot cheapest deals'

Most grocery shoppers are unable to identify the cheapest deals when faced with a blizzard of "special offers" in stores, financial experts say.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:11 pm

Buy-to-let surge 'raising house prices'

Surveyors are witnessing a surge of demand from buy-to-let investors which they expect to push up house prices.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:10 pm

BT to divert nuisance calls

BT says it will launch a new service later this year to divert nuisance calls within its network before they ring on customers' phones.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:08 pm

Is the tax tide beginning to turn?

Is it becoming harder for international firms to avoid tax?

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:01 pm

The entrepreneurs rebuilding East Timor

The young entrepreneurs helping to rebuild their country

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:01 pm

Twitter hit by faltering user growth

Shares of Twitter fall in after-hours trading as the companies earnings announcement shows growth faltering.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:26 pm

Nestle ends IAAF sponsorship deal

Food and drink giant Nestle ends its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 4:40 pm

Burger King expands menu with hot dogs

Burger King announces that hot dogs will be the newest addition to its menus in the US.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 1:42 pm

Yellen warns on US financial conditions

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen pours cold water on the prospect of a second rise in interest rates any time soon.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: Apprenticeships boost the workforce

Germany has Europe's lowest rates of youth unemployment, partly because of its traditional apprenticeship system, which allows young Germans who don't go to university to train and qualify in companies.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:54 am

Migrants ‘more motivated to learn’, says OECD

Migrant children 'may be the highest achievers'

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 4:57 am

VIDEO: Feeding Hong Kong's poor and hungry

Hong Kong's Chan Cheuk Ming has kept his eatery going through hard times, feeding people who cannot pay.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 7:21 pm

Norway seeks to move away from oil

Norway seeks to diversify its economy as oil earnings plunge

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 6:12 pm

How did Iceland clean up its banks?

How Iceland cleaned up its banks

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 6:06 pm

VIDEO: Artificial intelligence buys stocks

Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: Entrepreneurship in village schools

India has become a hub for start-ups in recent years. Most investment has been focused on cities, but as a majority of Indians live in rural areas, what difference would teaching entrepreneurial skills to village students make?

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 5:49 am

Why more Americans are giving up their passports

Why expats are handing back their passports

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 2:35 am

VIDEO: Hope for typhoon-hit rice farmers

Technology being developed in the Philippines could give hope to thousands of farmers affected by storms and natural disasters.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:47 pm

Will not criticising make you a better boss?

Will not criticising make you a better boss?

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:05 pm