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Lloyds boss regrets 'adverse publicity' after reports of affair
The boss of Lloyds regrets the "adverse publicity and damage" caused by recent media coverage of his personal life.

India investigating French submarine company data leak
India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.

Advertising firm WPP 'grinding out' growth
Sir Martin Sorrell, the boss of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company is "grinding out" growth, with companies cautious amid slower global growth.

Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuring
Australia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), nearly doubling last year's result.

Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestone
Tesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound milestone for the speed and distance of its electric vehicles.

Glencore steps up debt reduction plan
Mining company Glencore reports a fall in half-year profits but says it is aiming to cut its debt pile at a faster rate this year.

Big four supermarkets report a drop in summer sales
German discount chains Lidl and Aldi continue to grab market share from the big four supermarkets which all reported a drop in sales according to market data.

Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals
Nine Nigerian banks are suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying a total of $2bn owed to the government, a central bank source tells the BBC.

VW settles dispute with suppliers
Volkswagen resolves dispute with two external suppliers which has halted production at several plants in Germany, hitting the output of Golf and Passat models.

Persimmon profits up amid 'robust' demand
Housebuilder Persimmon reports a 29% jump in first-half profits and says customer interest since the Brexit vote has been "robust".

Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack
The Ashley Madison dating site had "inadequate" security systems and used fake icons to make people think it was safe, reveals a report.

Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship
Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.

Neil Woodford scraps bonus pay at his investment firm
One of the UK's most respected investors, Neil Woodford, scraps bonuses because they are "largely ineffective" in boosting performance.

Second-hand car sales hit record level in first half
The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached its highest level yet with more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year.

Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14bn
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer confirms it will buy a cancer drug firm Medivation for about $14bn (£10.7bn).

Outcry after Tesco drops saltires from Scottish berries
Supermarket giant Tesco is criticised after it admits removing an image of the Scottish saltire from punnets of Scottish berries.

T-Mobile deal 'may breach US net neutrality' rules
An 'unlimited' smartphone data deal that charges extra for premium services may be in breach of US net neutrality rules, campaigners say.

North Korea promotes local brew at first ever beer festival
North Korea is holding its first ever beer festival to promote its domestic brew Taedonggang.

'My job is to inspire people to tidy up'
Giving up your high-flying job as a lawyer in Shanghai to become a professional home organiser may be an unusual choice for many, but that's exactly what Han Yien did.

Buses battle it out on test track
BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Climbing the Australian housing ladder can be tough
Getting on the property ladder can be tough for home buyers the world over, but in Australia the property dream is slipping away for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google
Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.

Contactless customers urged to 'check' before they tap
Personal finance expert Claer Barrett says there is a danger people will pay more than they should if they fail to check the amount before tapping their card.

Campaigning firms
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

In the rough
The sporting goods giants of Nike and Adidas are both looking to sell their golf club businesses. The BBC looks at what some of the reasons may be.

Delivering results
How the chief executive of UPS went from low level, part-time worker to chief executive of the world's largest parcel delivery service.

On the line
Many observers see the Southern rail dispute as being about more than just carriage doors, but about the whole future shape of the railway industry, writes Robert Plummer.

Executive pay
A survey shows executive pay has reached 144 times the average salary - should we really care?

Stressed out
The results of European bank "stress tests" have been announced, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.

Hunting ground
The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.

Babytalk
Whether your children are problems or prodigies, is it damaging to your career to talk about them too much in the workplace?

Tumblr's tumble
Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.

Unhealthy interest?
Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

What is ARM?
ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.

George Osborne
George Osborne has only ever had one cabinet post, chancellor of the exchequer and has been in charge of the nation's finances since 2010. How will he be remembered?

What is Line?
You might not have heard of Line, but the Japanese equivalent of Whatsapp is set to go public. Here's what you need to know about the company.

'Ikea of Africa'
South Africa's Steinhoff International has bought the UK discount retailer Poundland. Once known as the "Ikea of Africa" it has branched out from furniture.

Driver wars
New ride-hailing app Juno thinks it can overtake Uber by putting drivers first, but the path to success is unlikely to be a smooth ride.

Bank in the hand
Financial technology - or fintech - companies are shaking up banking, but do we trust start-ups yet with all our cash?

Inside track
Few of us may have known about Libor before it hit the news in 2012 when Barclays was fined and its chief executive resigned - but it has affected most of our financial lives.

Earn as you snooze
As businesses become ever more concerned about the impact of sleep deprivation, one company is now paying its staff to get a good night's shut-eye.

Brits wanted
As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.

Staying home
Following the Brexit vote, overseas holidays have become more expensive for Britons as the pound has fallen - so will more of us be holidaying in the UK this summer?

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