Big challenges for G20 leaders

Security was tight as the G20 meeting got underway in Istanbul. Turkey's neighbours Syria and Greece are causing headaches, as is unrest in nearby Ukraine. But the brave faces of European leaders Feb 9, 2015

Qualcomm likely to pay $1 bln fine

It could be the largest corporate fine ever in China. Reuters has learned Qualcomm will likely pay around $1 billion to settle an antitrust probe. A source said the smartphone chip maker may also have Feb 9, 2015

EU warns defiant Greek PM

It was his first major speech to parliament since becoming Prime Minister and Alexis Tsipras's message was the same as before the election. Greece will roll back on austerity and won't accept an Feb 9, 2015

50 shades sends sex industry sizzling

The raunchy books sent temperatures and sales soaring. Now Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie, is breaking box office records - and it hasn't even been released yet. Tim Richards is CEO of Vue Feb 9, 2015

HSBC in tax dodge claims

It's been called the biggest banking leak in history - accusations that HSBC helped wealthy clients to dodge tax. Thousands of accounts at the world's second biggest bank reportedly show the lender's Feb 9, 2015

Zimbabwe's internet opportunities

Connectivity is climbing in Zimbabwe. Fibre cables are being rolled out bringing the internet into many homes in the capital Harare. Vusi Ndebele founded his IT company - Webdev here over 10 years Feb 9, 2015

Abbott survives leadership challenge

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge on Monday following weeks of infighting in his ruling Liberal Party. In a secret ballot party members voted down a motion to Feb 9, 2015

Asia markets wobble on China trade, U.S. jobs

Asian markets start the week on a mixed footing. Strong jobs data out of the U.S. raising hopes while weak economic data out of the China causes worry. That combination led to patchy trade across Feb 9, 2015

Chinese trade in steep slide

Gearing up to ring in the year of the sheep. But beneath the celebrations, China's economic worries are growing. Foreign trade, one of the key drivers of its mammoth economy, has taken a nosedive. Feb 9, 2015

Dow biggest weekly percentage gain since Jan 2013

It was a strong week on Wall Street for stocks pushing the Dow and the Nasdaq into positive territory for this year. The wage gains seen in the December jobs report initially led investors to buy Feb 7, 2015

Back to work, and making more money

Getting back to work got a little easier for many Americans last month, and they are making more money on the job. Employment rose more than expected in January. The U.S. economy added 257,000 new Feb 7, 2015

Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace

A ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces - which has seen more Feb 6, 2015

Premier League TV rights go under hammer

A battle of the broadcasters for the most-watched football league in the world. The deadline now upon us for the first round of bids for UK TV rights of English Premier League matches. Rivals Sky Feb 6, 2015

U.S. adds 257,000 jobs last month

Employers added lots of jobs last month and gave their workers fatter paychecks despite signs of a slowdown in growth. Payrolls rose by 257,000. That's much more than expected. That was the 11th month Feb 6, 2015

Greece: what now after whirlwind week?

A familiar scene of Greek protest. This, though, just on Thursday night. Part hope - but much anger, at Germany's unreadiness to do deals on debt. Alexis Tsipras is defiant too as his new Feb 6, 2015