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India's e-commerce website Snapdeal said it has raised $500m (£310m) from foreign investors for expanding its online marketplace.
Interest rates will rise "pretty soon", Bank of England policymaker Prof David Miles tells the BBC - as he prepares to leave his role on the Monetary Policy Committee
Chinese internet giant Tencent takes a $50m stake in Canadian messaging company Kik Interactive.
It's known as the 'supercar season', when some of the world's richest descend on central London with their extraordinary cars in tow - but not everyone is happy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme went to see what is happening.
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Entrepreneur Hidehito Uki explains how he came to Hawaii aged 20 and has gone on to grow his small noodle-making business into a US wide operation.
Twenty-seven new areas in northern England and the Midlands are earmarked for possible oil and gas exploration.
The pound jumps after the UK inflation rate rose to 0.1% in July, above forecasts, raising expectations that the Bank of England will raise rates.
Scotland's last coal-fired power station, Longannet in Fife, is to close on 31 March next year, it is announced.
The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 27 more locations in England where licences to frack for shale oil and gas will be offered.
Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone resigns from the board of Ultimo, the lingerie and swimwear firm she founded nearly 20 years ago.
Annual UK house price inflation picked up slightly to 5.7% in the year to June, according to official figures.
US supermarket giant Walmart reports a fall in quarterly profits, missing expectations, while sales at its UK business Asda decline as it faces tougher competition.
A row over changing the software that produces bitcoins could split the virtual currency, core developers say.
A teenage girl films David Cameron munching on crisps on a budget airline, sparking social media incredulity.
Two million people who were sold unnecessary insurance for debit and credit cards will be able to start claiming compensation later this month.
Nationwide estimates that tax changes announced in July's Budget could cost it an extra £300m over five years and may hit lending.
Regulated rail fares such as season tickets are to rise by 1% in January, the Department of Transport says.
The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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