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Nationwide Building Society says the technical problems that hit its online banking services have been resolved.
The first minister welcomes figures suggesting investment in Wales from abroad is at its highest for nearly 25 years, but the Welsh Conservatives leader say there is a long way to go.
Reliance Industries, one of India's largest conglomerates, reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to a turnaround in its oil and gas business.
A US court orders the country's second largest cigarette company to pay huge damages to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.
Ed Miliband promises there will be no return to the tax and spend policies of past Labour governments, in a speech to Labour's national policy forum.
Warning emails are to be sent to people who are downloading music and films illegally.
IMF head Christine Lagarde warns that financial markets maybe a little too upbeat given high levels of unemployment and debt in European economies.
After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media announces it has sold a majority stake of the firm to a Hong Kong-based group of international investors.
Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.
Why are US-EU trade talks so controversial?
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine, raising questions about the airline's future.
Conventional banks in Zanzibar are tapping into a growing market for financial products and services that are compliant with Islamic law.
Who decides where it's safe to fly?
Women must push harder for pay rises, says a Lib Dem minister as she unveils proposals to close the gender pay gap.
Airlines have been told to divert flights away from eastern Ukraine following the crash of a Malaysian airliner, amid allegations it was shot down.
Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing products that comply with Islamic law, to access a burgeoning market.