29 January 2015 Last updated at 09:09 ET

Shell to cut spending by $15bnShell tanker

Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn (£9.9bn) over the next three years.


Sky cameramanSky to launch mobile phone service

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

McDonald'sMcDonald's boss steps down

McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

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Carney attacks German austerity

In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.

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Obama, Apple and the tax issue

The astonishing success of technology giant Apple raises again the issue of where it pays its taxes.

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When 40% revenue growth isn’t enough

Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce firm, has reported annual revenue growth of 40%, but this still fell short of analysts' expectations.

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