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BBC Business News

  • Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:10 GMT
    Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
  • Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT
    Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
  • Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT
    Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
  • Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:01 GMT
    The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.

BBC News

  • Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:41:25 GMT
    Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
  • Person missing after fireworks blaze
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:35:49 GMT
    One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that also leaves two people needing hospital treatment.
  • Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:10 GMT
    Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
  • US police killing suspect captured
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:13 GMT
    A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
  • Charity decries US Ebola quarantine
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:34 GMT
    Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.

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