A scheme to finance bank loans for small businesses with cheap government money has been extended by two years with an extra boost for new “challenger banks”, the Bank of England and the Treasury have announced.
ICBC Standard Bank has had to pay out $32.5m (�21.6m) to British and Tanzania for failing to stop a bribe being paid which it helped to secure business in the African country.
Bill Gates has predicted oil made from sunlight could be available within a decade under a multibillion-dollar drive to boost clean energy research unveiled at the opening of UN climate talks in Paris on Monday.
Uber's rapid growth has led to a multitude of teething problems. File photo Getty Images. Uber has added a lift-sharing feature to its app in London, allowing people to share their taxi with a stranger in return for a reduced fair.
BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA shares fell to multi-year lows after Brazil said it would seek as much as 20 billion reais ($5.2 billion) in compensation for a dam collapse at an iron-ore joint venture that left about 20 people dead or missing.