That's all from me today. Tomorrow, Ben Morris and Howard Mustoe will lead you through to the end of the business week.
US cable network HBO and Vice media are teaming up to produce a daily news show. It is the first ever daily programme for HBO, and it marks the channel's efforts to appeal to younger demographics both with Vice as well as with its on-demand streaming service, HBO Now. HBO has already been airing Vice, a half-hour weekly news magazine, for three years.
Fordhas recalled approximately nearly 2,000 hearses in the US and Canada due to a potential problem with a vacuum pipe that could cause an engine fire. It also recalled 6,000 ambulances manufactured between 2011-2013 because of problems with a faulty temperature gauge.
Galvao Engenharia - one of Brazil's biggest engineering companies - has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history. The firm said that it is owed more than $150m by Petrobras, the state-owned oil giant, which has been accused of accepting bribes from senior politicians and business leaders in return for contracts. The BBC's South America correspondent Wyre Davies says Galvao's bankruptcy "shows the [Petrobras] scandal could have wider economic consequences for Brazil".
The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Westcott reports that Easyjet has also amended its cockpit rules. "From tomorrow, Easyjet will insist on two crew members in the cockpit at all times. If a pilot goes to the toilet a flight attendant will stand in," he says.
Beleaguered yoga pants manufacturerLululemon's shares are one of the biggest risers on the Nasdaq today, up more than 7% in midday trading. After a series of missteps involving founder Chip Wilson - who has since been removed from the firm - the Canadian company reported profits of $110m in the crucial holiday quarter, and said same-store sales increased by 8%.
Norwegian Air Shuttle - Europe's third-largest budget airline - said it would adopt new rules requiring two members to always be in the cockpit of its planes while they are in the air. The move comes in the wake of revelations that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed on Tuesday, had locked himself in the cockpit. The new rule will be adopted "as soon as possible".
Thelatest US census data is in and the fastest-growing city is... The Villages. Never heard of it? That's because it's a retirement community for the over-50 set. The population of the town, located just outside Orlando, grew by 5.4% between 2013 and 2014 to 114,000. In fact, six of the top 20 fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the US are in the warm climates of Florida, where US boomers are increasingly looking to spend their retirement.
More reason to worry. Greece's central bank said that deposits in the Greek banking system fell by more than €7.5bn($8.2bn; £5.5bn) to €140.5bn at the end of February, as businesses and citizens move their money into safety. That puts added pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government to reach a deal with creditors. He has promised to submit a list of reforms by early next week.
The Bank of England has warned that instability posed by Greece's debt situation, low growth in the eurozone, and China's economic slowdown, pose the biggest threats to UK banks. The Financial Policy Committee (FPC), which oversees the safety of the banking system,said in its quarterly report: "Any of these risks could trigger abrupt shifts in global risk appetite that in turn might lead to a sudden reappraisal of underlying vulnerabilities in highly indebted economies, or sharp adjustments in financial markets." The FPC also expressed concerns about liquidity in the banking system. Liquidity - that's banker speak for how easy it is to move money around by buying and selling assets - has been a focus since a "flash crash" in the US Treasury market last year.
US regulatorshave fined Oppenheimer & Co bank $3.75m (£2,5m) for failing to supervise an employee, Mark Hotton, who defrauded clients, including the producers of a cancelled Broadway musical. Mr Hotton, who was sentenced to 34 months in prison in October, misled the producers of the never-produced musical Rebecca - based on the Daphne du Maurier novel - of tens of thousands of dollars.
Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart has said he thinks recent weak economic data will prove temporary and does not indicate that the US economy is downshifting to slower growth. He told a conference in Detroit that winter weather is to blame and low oil prices have slashed capital investment in the industry.
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Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia has begun drawing down its foreign currency reserves for the first time since 2009 as it covers a budget deficit caused by falling oil revenues. It may mean billions of dollars withdrawn from Western banks and financial markets. The country could stop this, of course, by cutting production. But it won't. The speculation about why Saudi is happy to see oil prices fall will continue.
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has insisted his bond-buying programme, dubbed the "big bazooka", is taking effect, telling Italy's parliament: "Monetary policy is re-inforcing the cyclical recovery. I insist in saying 'cyclical' because this recovery is not structural", he said, in a reference to problems such as unemployment that remain.
Wall Street started the day down, with traders blaming the Yemen crisis and the potential overvaluation of some stocks, including in the biotech and semiconductor sectors. The Dow Jones was down 88.69 points, or 0.5%, at 17,629.85. The S&P 500 fell 0.46% to 2,051.64, while the Nasdaq lost 0.74% to 4,840.56.
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The government should not remain a shareholder as the bank derives no benefit from political sway. There is enough governance and press bashing as it is. So long as shares are sold above the purchase price, a profit is made. Hanging on for a dividend is not sensible as the funds should be better used to reduce interest burden of the national debt. The bank is hopefully learning the lesson and lending wisely.
Indian shares fell more than 2% to their lowest in more than 10 weeks as investors worry foreign money may flee the market after Saudi Arabia launched air strikes in Yemen. The benchmark BSE index fell as much as 2.6% while the NSE index lost 2.4%, marking their lowest intraday level since 14 January.
"The food industry has long thought to be rather fat," says Jennifer Reingold from Fortune magazine on World Business Report. And the new bosses at Heinz Kraft will cut that fat "very, very, very drastically" she says.You can listen to the show here.
Here's one for the train buffs. German engineering giant has won a €1.7bn (£1.25bn) to supply and maintain regional trains in Germany. To be precise, 82 trains will be supplied for services in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Shares in airlines are weighing on theFTSE 100. British Airways owner, IAG and Easyjet are both down more than 4%. A rise in oil prices has dampened enthusiasm for those shares. But higher oil prices are good for Weir Group, which provides engineering for the oil and gas sector. Its shares are up 1.7% and lead the FTSE 100.
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car rental company outside Clarkson's home with a banner "Are you a good driver? Are you out of work? Need new delivery drivers - apply now."
Supergroup chief executive Euan Sutherland said the company will start paying dividends with an interim payout in its 2015-16 financial year, sending its shares up 8.3%, the top riser on the FTSE 250 Index. The firm also said actor Idris Elba would work with Superdry to design and produce a premium line of clothing.
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Cost of oil exploring down by 33% by next year, @WoodMackenzie forecasts. It could see a rebound after drill spending slashed this year
The Govt. should definitely keep a stake for the time being - say 20%. The steady income stream from the dividends can be used to pay down the debt, and also without the threat of further shares sales weighing on the share price, the remaining 20% grows in value as well. Why should we always nationalise the loss and privatise the profit?
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@DailyMailUK group investor update: circulation -4%, print adverts -6%, MailOnline adverts +21%.
The Government will not provide an extra £338m to keep UK Coal's pits at Kellingley in North Yorkshire and Thoresby in Nottinghamshire open for a further three years, ministers announced today.UK Coal says it will receive £4m to help it "safely close" the two mines.
Shares inLondon Stock Exchange (LSE) remain the biggest losers among FTSE 100 shares, down 8.6%. That fall comes after Borse Dubai sold its 17.4% stake in the London market. The stake is worth £1.5bn. The Qatar Investment Authority is now the biggest shareholder in the LSE, with a 10% stake, according to Bloomberg news.
Investors are not impressed by the grand plan from Adidas to revive its business,shares are down 1.7%. "The goals are ambitious, but the steps incremental. Adidas is shunning drastic measures such as selling its struggling brands. Investors have good reasons to remain unimpressed," says Reuters Breakingviews.
Shell UK plans to cut 250 staff and agency contractors in its North Sea operations. It said that tax changes made in the Budget "are a step in the right direction" but warned "the industry must redouble its efforts to tackle costs and improve profitability if the North Sea is to continue to attract investment".
Falling prices and rising sales - the trend continued for the UK retail sector in February according to the latest figures fromthe Office for National Statistics: Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in shops in February 2015 increased by 5.7% compared with February 2014. Department store spending and household goods stores led the way. Prices dropped 3.6% on the year, the eighth straight month of declines.
Money continues to leave Greek banks. The level of deposits fell by €7.8bn (£5.75bn) in February, according to data from the European Central Bank.
Some nifty footwork by the marketing people at Lidl. The band, One Direction, loses one of its five members, so Lidl reduces the price of their One Direction chocolate egg by 1/5th too.#Awkward - looks like we'll just have to knock a 1/5 off too. #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik #ByeZayn