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The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
Chancellor George Osborne announces plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK.
The BBC learns that leading retailers are planning a joint warning of higher business costs should Scotland become independent as the war of words heats up.
Its low tax regime has made Mauritius an attractive gateway for companies investing in India, but this arrangement has also caused tension between the two countries.
The world's fashion industry has descended on the UK capital for London Fashion Week, an event which generates around £98m in orders each season.
US retail sales rose by 0.6% in August, compared with the previous month, driven by car purchases, the US Commerce Department says.
US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Nkem Ifejika finds out why Mauritius has become such a magnet for foreign businesses.
In a landmark initiative to help the poor, the Indian government has launched a plan to provide every household with a bank account.
The boss of Emirates tells the BBC the airline would have avoided flying over Ukraine if it had been told high-altitude missiles were in the area.
The public is being invited to take part in a design competition to create an image which will be emblazoned onto a new £1 coin, the Treasury says.
New EU sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine go into force, with Moscow warning of retaliation.
The non-executive chairman of insurance giant Aviva will become the chairman of Barclays Bank from April next year.
Where's the best place in the country to live? It's the Welsh city of Cardiff which scores highest according to a range of economic and social indicators.
China has increased its spending on healthcare by more than 600% since the year 2000 - and that means opportunities for global healthcare providers.
Mobile phone consumers in India are being bombarded with low-priced smart devices.
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.