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Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has...

North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say.The Panama-flagged tanker,...

Hits and misses

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced his toughest year on the economic front in 2017. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks back at the year's...

What to watch

Global stock markets are closing out a blockbuster year.In the US, the S&P 500 topped 2,670, rising more than 400 points or about 19%...

Millennials to secure 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book...

Zombie thrills

A zombie walks into a shopping centre.That may sound like the start of a creepy joke, but for horror fans an encounter with the...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and...

UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017.Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies...

Goldman Sachs will lose billions short term on Trump tax reform

Goldman Sachs is warning President Trump's tax legislation changes will knock billions from its earnings. In a filing to US regulators, the investment giant...

Citizens Advice: Think carefully about gym membership

Citizens Advice received an average of six complaints each day about gyms and fitness clubs during 2017, the charity has revealed.It is advising consumers...

The year in business

The year 2017 saw a burst of optimism among American investors and consumers, despite the turmoil sparked by President Trump's first year in office....

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models.The company now says it will replace batteries for...

Uber: Softbank takes large stake in ride-hailing firm

Japanese giant Softbank is set to take a large stake in Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the world.Softbank led a consortium...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Kiev

The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine.According to Russian and Ukranian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while...

Mortgage approvals 'lowest for over a year'

The number of households taking out new mortgages in November was the lowest in more than a year, according to official figures.UK Finance said...