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VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC

July 24, 2014 - 17:56

Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims. >> read more
VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power

July 24, 2014 - 17:26

Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off >> read more
IMF lowers global growth forecast

July 24, 2014 - 17:11

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4%. >> read more
Register 'fails to stop cold calls'

July 24, 2014 - 17:02

Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found. >> read more
Barclays challenges US fraud case

July 24, 2014 - 16:12

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations. >> read more
Carbon concerns over wood burning

July 24, 2014 - 14:58

Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report. >> read more
GM profits hit by recall problems

July 24, 2014 - 14:27

Earnings at the US car maker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls. >> read more
Standard Chartered board backs execs

July 24, 2014 - 13:49

Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down. >> read more
Alstom charged with corruption

July 24, 2014 - 13:21

Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). >> read more
Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs

July 24, 2014 - 13:19

More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration. >> read more

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