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Updated: 6 hours 44 min ago
Creating an opportunity from the fall of communism
Business Secretary Vince Cable says he will tighten the rules to deal with foreign takeovers of UK firms.
First Minister Carwyn Jones and Arriva Trains Wales clash publicly on social media over the absence of Welsh language announcements at a Cardiff station.
Business Secretary, Vince Cable has said that there is an agreement across government to bring in new laws governing mergers and takeovers.
Scotland's senior prosecutor warns tough action will be taken against anyone trying to make "a fast buck" out of Glasgow 2014.
Why an airshow in a Hampshire town grabs the world's attention
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.
US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.
Companies could fall foul of the law if they try to associate their activities with Glasgow 2014 without authorisation, a law firm warns.
Why publishing your own novel might not come cheap
A World Cup hospitality company says its director did not flee a Brazilian hotel when police came to arrest him over alleged illegal ticket sales.
Unions have failed to force a judicial review into the consultation process for the awarding of rail franchises.
The Financial Conduct Authority says the review into why HBOS bank failed will be published by the end of the year.
The London market stabilises, with the FTSE 100 up slightly, following Thursday's heavy falls.
Profits at Wells Fargo - the largest US bank - rise 3% in the second quarter, helped by a pick-up in the US economy.
David Cameron says the government is to give local authorities the power to stage motor races on public roads.
The age-old role of bank cashier is to be abolished by Barclays Bank, as thousands of employees are promoted to become "community bankers".
The US Securities and Exchanges Commission suspends trading in Cynk Technology after shares in the little-known social networking firm surged 23,000% in the past month.