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Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.
Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.
London's leading shares trade higher on Friday, signalling a possible respite after the week's global stock market losses.
Why all modern coins are descended from this one
Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to clean up India's notoriously dirty streets and public buildings, but will it last?
Once made for Indian and British royalty, Nalli Silks - a family-run business - is cautiously expanding throughout India and abroad.
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.
The BBC's Tamasin Ford talks to entrepreneur Philippe Yoda, whose innovations in plastic recycling have taken him all over the world.
US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
Can Huawei be China's first global brand?
US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets
Where did it all go wrong for Europe's biggest economy?
Virgin Money delays its planned October stock market flotation until investor sentiment improves.
The government is to consult on a new tax free individual savings account (ISA) for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the the internet using Peer-to-Peer lending sites.
Russians put a brave face on the ban on Western food, but some businesses are suffering, Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.
Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.
The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
The government is criticised for not increasing efforts to tackle housing benefit fraud "sooner" - but it insists things are improving.
Asian shares were mixed in trading on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.
Virgin Australia will buyout loss-making budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54), the airline said on Friday.