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Michael Corbat, chief executive of US bank Citigroup, says the firm will set aside $2.7bn (£1.7bn) due to rising legal costs.
Building companies in London have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will no longer sell Heineken products in the UK after an argument over pricing in Ireland.
A prospectus confirms Manchester United expect to spend again as Edward Glazer, son of late owner Malcolm, sells some shares.
The deadline to table offers for the collapsed wave power company Pelamis has expired.
UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.
A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
Tesco shares plunge after the supermarket group warns full-year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
MPs criticise the Post Office for the way it has handled claims its IT system caused 150 sub-postmasters to be wrongly accused of fraud.
China shares suffer biggest fall in more than five years on profit-taking, while other Asian shares trade lower on worries about global growth.
Online fashion retailer Asos has reported a rise in sales in what the company described as a "challenging" environment.
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.
Income inequality has a "statistically significant impact" on economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.
The British government does a deal with Chinese firm Shangpin to help UK firms get more from selling in Asia.
Colm O'Regan takes a humorous look at capitalism
Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom
Sue Lloyd-Roberts reports on the questions about worker safety, pay and conditions facing construction companies helping Qatar to prepare for World Cup 2022.