Bagan, Burma, Myanmar

Burma gives Japan a place on edge of its commercial capital

Business Digest Wed 3 Oct, AT 09:00

Japan offers Burma $18bn in aid, investment and debt forgiveness for special economic zone

Baldness bestows business advantage, claims study

Business Digest Wed 3 Oct, AT 09:00

Business leaders think power-buzz look makes them look younger and more confident than a comb-over

Why iPhone changed its recharge socket

Business Digest Wed 3 Oct, AT 09:00

Apple thought to be making it harder for customers to replace lost chargers with Chinese knock-off

RBS

RBS is ‘poster child’ for banking excess, admits Hester

Business Digest Tue 2 Oct, AT 12:00

Stephen Hester, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, says customer needs to come first

Bank of England

Who will succeed Sir Mervyn King at Bank of England?

Business Digest Tue 2 Oct, AT 12:00

BoE deputy governor Paul Tucker is favourite at 6-4 for the job described as ‘near impossible’

stock exchange

FSA charges four in connection with insider-training ring

Business Digest Tue 2 Oct, AT 12:00

Financial Services Authority says the men made more than £3 million as a result of the alleged scheme

A trader watches the Dow Jones break the 10,000 mark

US markets rise as report shows growth in manufacturing

Business Digest Tue 2 Oct, AT 12:00

‘Unquestionably positive’ report shows America’s manufacturing index rose to 51.5 last month

BAE Systems Eurofighter

EADS chief vows swift decision on merger with BAE

Business Digest Tue 2 Oct, AT 12:00

Ministry of Defence source says UK government would veto the deal if deemed bad for the country

Greek banking solution sought

Business Digest Fri 28 Sep, AT 10:54

Greece ponders a Spanish-style recapitalisation of its banks

blackberry

Shares in BlackBerry maker RIM rise

Business Digest Fri 28 Sep, AT 10:52

Research in Motion reported a smaller quarterly loss than expected

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