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An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
How did Michael Jackson help inspire a handbag firm?
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
Britain's biggest private healthcare company tells the BBC that it is charging its own customers too much and that the industry needs to urgently rethink how it sets prices.
Former Ghana international Mark Edusei has a suspension for match-fixing imposed in Italy extended to a global ban by Fifa.
Friends of the Earth say that renewable energy and energy efficiency are more effective solution to UK energy problem than fracking
Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.
How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.
A strike over staffing and pay by thousands of passport workers 'will jeopardise holidays', says Paul McGoay of the Public and Commercial Services Union(PCS).