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BBC Business News
- Cameron wants Lloyds shares sell-off
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.
- China cuts bank reserve requirements
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:54:04 GMT
China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.
- Saudi industrial in profits fall
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:09:23 GMT
Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.
- Finland votes amid economic slump
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:04 GMT
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.
- Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:32:21 GMT
Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
- F1 is too expensive - Ecclestone
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:27:36 GMT
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the sport is too expensive and claims that it has many problems that need to be resolved.
- VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:26:59 GMT
Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
- UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:19:42 GMT
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.