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Beijing auto show opens
APR 20, 2014
China, the world's biggest auto market is hosting the Beijing auto show.
Documents detail another delayed GM recall
APR 20, 2014
New US government documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles.
VW aims for double-digit growth in China
APR 19, 2014
Volkswagen is targeting double digit sales growth in China this year, says chief executive Martin Winterkorn.
US delays decision on Keystone pipeline
APR 19, 2014
The US says federal agencies will be given "more time" for the submission of their views on the Keystone pipeline.
Armani settles Italy tax row
APR 19, 2014
Giorgio Armani is to pay 270 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy over three of the company's foreign subsidiaries.
LinkedIn membership hits 300 million
APR 19, 2014
LinkedIn is looking to capitalise on the mobile market after eclipsing the 300-million-members mark.
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states
APR 19, 2014
Unemployment rates dropped in 21 US states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12 last month.
Italian lender backs share sale
APR 19, 2014
Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is to begin a 5.0-billion-euro share sale in mid-June.
New pay offer for S African miners
APR 18, 2014
South African platinum producers hope to end a crippling 12-week strike with a new pay offer for miners.
Iran oil exports rise to 1.2m barrels/day
APR 18, 2014
The withdrawal of some sanctions against Iran has helped it increase its oil exports to 1.2 million barrels per day.