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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who described his Tesco investment as a "huge mistake", offloads 245 million shares in the grocer.
WH Smith, the high street stationery, bookstore and travel chain, reports a rise in full-year profits after a "strong performance".
Satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB has said quarterly profits more than doubled on broad demand for its pay TV and broadband services across Europe.
Citizens Advice is warning people against taking out high-cost credit such as logbook loans which have APRs of around 400%.
US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.
US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.
Huawei's chief executive Guo Ping gives his first ever TV interview to the BBC's Linda Yueh, and explains why the firm doesn't need the US market.
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass
EBay said sales for 2014 won't meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought.
Global shares fall sharply as concerns about weak global economic growth knock investor confidence.
Welfare minister Lord Freud apologises for "foolish and offensive" remarks about how much workers with disabilities should be paid amid calls for him to resign.
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.
Huang Nubo is one of China's wealthiest men, but what has driven his success?
The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.
The founder of the firm seeking to buy some of Tata Steel's UK operations, which employ around 6,000 workers, says that the employment levels at the plants look "toppy".
The FTSE 100 falls, with shares in Shire plunging 25% after US firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its takeover offer for the UK pharmaceuticals company.