UK Business News

29 January, 2015 19:06

Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

29 January, 2015 22:43

Amazon posts modest holiday profits

The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

30 January, 2015 02:28

Investors shrug off Japanese slump

Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.

29 January, 2015 22:27

EU extends sanctions against Russia

Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.

29 January, 2015 22:09

Google profits up nearly 30%

Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

29 January, 2015 14:36

Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

30 January, 2015 02:25

China tops US for foreign investment

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.

29 January, 2015 15:42

Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets

29 January, 2015 21:46

US Congress passes Keystone approval

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.

29 January, 2015 16:23

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

News reports courtesy of BBC News.

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