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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

Denmark, Deutschland and deflation
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

Alibaba's sales figures miss targets
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets

Sky to launch mobile phone service
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

Argos shops to open in Sainsbury's
Retailer Argos is to open ten pilot digital stores in Sainsbury's that will aim to offer a broad range of general merchandise.

Energy firm profit margins to rise
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.

McDonald's boss steps down
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

Bank governor warns on eurozone
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

Pace of house price growth slowing
House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.

'No interest' in care insurance
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Personal insolvencies at 10-year low
The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Royal Mail chairman to step down
The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.

Oil firms pull FTSE 100 lower
Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.

Samsung profits hit by mobile sales
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reports its first drop in full-year profits for three years, in part due to a sharp drop in mobile phone sales.