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New chief Andrew Mackenzie confident BHP Billiton can achieve 16% growth in two years

The US authorities succeeded in a major anti-corruption prosecution centred on the City of London, just one month after the SFO failed to land a blow in the same case

SFO left shamefaced after US nails City fraudster

The man – described as 'connected to the Bahrain royal family' – was found to be a central player in a huge fraud committed by the big aluminium business, Alcoa

The 10 best power tools

DIY is one New Year's resolution that's not hard to keep. Make those changes and fixes to your home with the help of one of these handy bits of kit

Billionaire Reuben brothers bank £600m from Global Switch bond fundraiser

The billionaire Reuben brothers are set to cash £600 million from the refinancing of data centre operator Global Switch.

An artist has been criticised after posting a video on Youtube of a sculpture being created by pouring molten aluminium into a fire ant colony mound

Artist criticised for creating sculpture by pouring molten aluminium into fire ant colony mound

A Youtube video showing how the work is made has now received over 7 million views, with the artists admitting that many commentators have asked 'what if I poured aluminum in your house'

Bumi investors move closer to Bakrie split-up

Shareholders will vote on the separation on the week commencing 16 December

The iPhone 5s is identical to the 5 in many ways

America’s Cup: Ehman raises question of radio communication in veiled accusation against New Zealand

A veiled accusation of cheating has been made against the New Zealand challenger for the America’s Cup by a senior member of event organiser and the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Coca-cola to introduce world’s first canned hot fizzy drink in Japan

New technology to make drinks that are both heated and carbonated has taken four years' research to build

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 new UK jobs in major boost for industry

Boost to economy comes after Chancellor hails drive out of recession

Jaguar has unveiled the new C-X17 concept car

Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar unveils new SUV concept

Gallery: Pictures of new C-X17 released

A general view shows a heavily damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on August 26

Revealed: UK Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria

UK accused of ‘breath-taking laxity’ over export licence for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride

LME unveils new chief executive Garry Jones

The former boss of NYSE Liffe was today named as the new man in charge of the London Metal Exchange.

The 10 Best frying pans

Whether it's for a full English or something more sophisticated, here's a piece of kit you can't live without

Copper miner Kazakhmys takes $823m hit on sale of ENRC stake

The copper miner Kazakhmys today took an $823 million (£527 million) hit on its 26 per cent stake in ENRC, the scandal-scarred miner poised to be taken private after five turbulent years on the London Stock Exchange.

HTC launches new One Mini smartphone with pre-order price of £379.99

New handset set to rival Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini - the stripped down version of Samsung's flagship device

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Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

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Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

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It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

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Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy