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Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing products that comply with Islamic law, to access a burgeoning market.
Most Asian shares fell on Friday after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The £1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail service through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) announces.
The Co-op confirms it will sell its pharmacies for £620m to Bestway Group.
Apple is criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.
US drug firm AbbVie has clinched a deal to buy the UK pharmaceutical company Shire for £32bn, after Shire reversed its opposition to the takeover earlier this week.
Microsoft's ambitious TV division is to close, a month after debuting its first show.
Africa's tourism is booming thanks to effective use of technology
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Many retailers who offer to install child car seats free of charge are guilty of "serious failings", according to a Which? investigation
Does it matter if a skyscraper is sponsored?
Ministers are to examine fresh claims about allegations of mis-selling from Scottish Power's chain of stores up to 15 years ago.
US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees its quarterly net income doubled, helped by its investment banking and money-management arms.
Airbnb's new logo has been criticised and mocked by social media users, although others have praised the rebrand.
Cities should invest in green energy production to compete with the main UK energy suppliers, the IPPR think tank suggests.
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Almost £20m raised by fining the banking industry will partly fund specialist accommodation for military veterans, the prime minister says.
An example of a letter sent out to Lloyds customers by a law firm - but actually from Lloyds Bank itself - has been published by MPs
The multi-billion dollar sale of Australian department store David Jones to South Africa's Woolworths Holdings is approved by a court in Sydney