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21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky
US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky, the UK-based satellite broadcaster.

Sumitomo to buy banana company Fyffes
Irish fruit distributor Fyffes says it has agreed to be bought by Japan's Sumitomo Corporation.

Food industry warns of higher prices without EU workers
The UK faces higher food prices without continued access to EU workers, 30 trade associations have warned.

Monte dei Paschi shares plunge on ECB reports
Shares in Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank fall sharply following reports that it will not get more time to raise cash.

New high-speed Intercity train unveiled
A new high-speed Intercity train developed at a County Durham factory rolls off the production line.

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate
Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.

Tougher crowdfunding rules proposed by FCA
Tougher rules are needed to protect investors in crowdfunding platforms, the Financial Conduct Authority says.

Courtside gambling ads dumped from Australian Open
Controversial courtside ads for William Hill will not be featured at next month's tennis tournament.

McDonald's to move non-US tax base to UK
McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.

Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal action
The EU is taking legal action against the UK and six other nations for failing to take - or consider taking - action against Volkswagen.

Sports Direct chairman lambasts critics as profits fall
Sports Direct's chairman says an "extreme" media campaign has harmed its reputation as profits fall.

Energy firms held £4bn in overpayments
The UK's energy firms have been holding on to nearly £4bn of their customers' money, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

National Grid sells majority stake in gas pipe network
National Grid agrees to sell a 61% stake in its gas pipe network to a global group of investors.

MPs recommend clampdown on fixed-odds betting machines
MPs say maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals should be cut from £100 to £2.

Michael Jordan wins trademark case in China's top court
China's supreme court rules in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute.

Kenya pins its prosperity hopes on oil
As Kenya prepares to export oil, the promise of petrodollars has generated high expectations.

Singapore to shut down 2G network
Singapore prepares to shut down its 2G mobile phone network leaving thousands looking for a new service.

Cameroon's 'protected' Penja pepper
Cameroon's "protected" Penja pepper has helped to transform the region, economically.

The hopping robot and other tech news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Artist's Jane Austen fivers 'worth £20,000' to be found
Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000.

Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore
On the island of Singapore, young urbanites are being shown how to grow their own tropical-friendly, edible gardens.

Inflexible friend
The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Tata crisis
India's Tata Sons has sacked its boss, but he still runs several parts of the business. So what now?

Tesco Bank
As Tesco suspends some aspects of its online bank thanks to "online criminal activity", what is known about the attack so far?

Driver rights
An employment tribunal in London rules that Uber drivers can be classed as employees in a case that could have wide-ranging implications.

Tata quiz
A blunt email from Tata's ex-chairman to his former employers has made headlines. But what do you know about what he said?

Big Bang
Thirty years ago in a single day Big Bang deregulated the City of London, creating a financial sector many believe can withstand anything Brexit can throw at it.

Smelting pot
Both US presidential candidates have said they are wary of China's impact on the US, but is China stealing America's jobs?

Media merger
US telecoms giant AT&T plans to buy entertainment group Time Warner - what will that mean for consumers?

'Things are changing'
How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?

Breakfast binge
More and more of us are eating breakfast out of the house, and the competition for our custom is hotting up.

'We have no future'
As the fleet of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping makes its way back home, the crew members know they face being set adrift into an uncertain future.

The business of hedging
Hedging is an important part of financial safeguarding for businesses - but what exactly is it?

Marmite: A potted history of the British-born spread
Panic spread across the UK as it emerged that the iconic yeast extract Marmite was at risk of being removed from the nation's supermarket shelves. But what is the story behind the brand?

Brand repair
As Samsung stops production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after incidents of the handsets catching fire, how can it hope to repair its damaged reputation?

More than a fire row
Problems for technology giant Samsung may go beyond a smart-phone that catches fire, as the BBC's Stephen Evans explains.

Fires and spin
Whirlpool is facing a cacophony of calls to improve its response to a tumble dryer fire risk. A BBC News investigation has delved into the sequence of events.

A man for all seasons
How Isadore Sharp founded and built up the Four Seasons hotel chain, and why at the age of 85 he still plays an active role in leading the business.

Plotting success
There are three main issues the UK needs to address if it is going to build a technology company on the scale of Google, according to a group of entrepreneurs.

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