Five charged with scheme to steal GSK secrets
Five people have been charged in the US with scheming to steal trade secrets from the drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline with the intention of selling them in China. The five include two former GlaxoSmithKline researchers. The charges were announced by the US Attorney's
Dutch government to appeal Starbucks tax ruling
The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the country to recover €20m-€30m in back taxes from the
Would you rent out your home as an office workspace?
I'm writing this feature on my laptop sitting at a kitchen table in a stranger's home. It's a converted warehouse in east London, where the occupier, Jayna Cavendish, lives and teaches yoga. I booked the workspace on
Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold rates at 0.5%
UK interest rates have been left unchanged again at 0.5% by the Bank of England's rate-setters. Eight of the nine rate-setters on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted for no change, with one voting for a rise. The
Eurozone stimulus package looms
The European Central Bank is expected to announce further stimulus measures to boost growth in the eurozone's economy later on Thursday. At its policy meeting, the ECB has the option of stepping up "quantitative easing", buying financial assets
What can we expect from the Budget?
On Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his eighth Budget. In the fourth months since his last report on the state of the UK's finances, economic growth has dipped and tax receipts are lower. Added to
Vauxhall recalls 220,000 Zafira B cars over fire worries
Vauxhall has announced a recall of 220,000 Zafira B cars, following a series of fires. The action came two weeks after more than 130 fires were first reported, via a Facebook group. The fires have occurred behind the
Interest rates 'not tool for housing market'
Raising interest rates to deal with housing market problems would hit the rest of the economy too hard, Bank of England deputy governor Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik has told the BBC. "We should use other tools, and fortunately we
UK manufacturing output strengthens in September
UK manufacturing output rose by 0.8% in September, according to official figures, the biggest monthly increase since April 2014. Despite the increase, manufacturing output was still down 0.6% from the same month last year. The
World Cup 2010 in South Africa 'triggered baby boy boom'
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa triggered an increase in the number of boys born in the country nine months after the event, a study says. The ratio of boys to girls born in that period was
IAAF president Lord Coe ends 38-year ambassadorial role with Nike
IAAF president Lord Coe has ended his 38-year ambassadorial role with US sportswear giant Nike. It follows conflict of interest claims over the 2021 World Championships going to Eugene, Oregon, where Nike is based. Athletics' governing body
Ex-New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns cleared of perjury
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has been cleared of perjury and perverting the course of justice. Mr Cairns, 45, was accused at Southwark Crown Court of falsely declaring under oath during a 2012 libel case that he
'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's cancer
The first person in the world to receive a pioneering genetic therapy has had her cancer reversed, say Great Ormond Street doctors. One-year-old Layla Richards, from London, had incurable aggressive leukaemia only five months ago. Doctors used
Man died with 'tapeworm tumours'
A man has died with tumours made of cancerous parasitic worm tissue growing in his organs, doctors report. The patient had HIV and his weakened immune system allowed the worm-cancer to flourish. The unusual case
Michael Fallon: 'Morally indefensible' not to bomb IS in Syria
It is "morally indefensible" for Britain to rely on other countries to tackle the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Michael Fallon has said. The defence secretary told the Daily Telegraph he was appealing to MPs to reconsider
Russian plane crash: Airlines to begin Sharm el-Sheikh repatriations to
Tight security is in place as airlines start to bring home Britons stranded in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh. The UK government cancelled flights to and from the resort on Wednesday amid fears a Russian passenger plane had been brought down
Million Mask March: Three police officers treated in hospital
Three police officers have been injured and treated in hospital after clashes with anti-capitalist protesters. Crowds gathered in Parliament Square, in central London, for Thursday's Million Mask March, many wearing the "Guido" masks of the Anonymous group.