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A visitor enters an elevator in the lobby at the headquarters of SAP in Walldorf, Germany. The technology company forecast this morning that 2014 underlying operating profit would be €5.6 billion  to €5.8 billion, compared with an earlier projection of as much as €6 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell after worse- than-estimated financial results, while gold and German and British government bonds rose. Asian equities headed for(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

Photo shows a fire aboard the mobile offshore oil drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, located in the Gulf of Mexico some 80 kilometers southeast of Venice, Louisiana

Oil giant BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the worst US offshore oil spill, a federal judge has ruled, citing t(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US stocks rose in early trading yesterday, with the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index poised for its longest streak since October, amid signs of im(...)

Critics of so-called ethical funds tend to lampoon the concept as one guaranteed to deliver lousy returns to sandal-wearing green types. The UK’s firs(...)

An April 21st, 2010,  file photograph of BP’s  Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning afer an  explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed nine lives and resulted in a massive offshore oil spill.  Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

BP persuaded an appeals court to order a re-examination of key terms of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement that the company said could have (...)

The company logo of Halliburton oilfield services corporate offices in Houston, Texas. Halliburton, the world’s second-largest oilfield services company, is to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Photograph: Richard Carson/Reuters

Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the US Department of Justice said.The gove(...)

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