BMW Third-Quarter up as SUV Demand Outpaces Electric Cars and Mini

German luxury carmaker BMW said its third-quarter operating profit rose 17 percent, ahead of forecasts, as surging demand for sports utility vehicles like its X5 model helped by cheap fuel prices more than offset slow electric car sales.

Toyota Global Sales Rise 2.8% in Tight Race vs VW

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Microsoft to Phase out Nokia Name on Smartphones

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Total CEO de Margerie Killed in Moscow Plane Accident

The Chief Executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snowplow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said today.

Ben & Jerry's Becomes First Company to Turn Ice Cream into Energy

Ben & Jerry's has become the first ice cream company in the world to power one of its factories using the by-products of ice cream.

Amazon Launches Same-Day Pick-up Services in the UK

Customers ordering products on Amazon will be able to buy online up to 11.

BPCE Bank Teams up with Twitter to Launch Money Transfers via Tweets

One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.

Europe Supports Hinkley Nuclear Plant

A new £16bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.

A Closer Look at Europe's Suffering Supermarkets

As discount chains knock spots off Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda, and Morrisons in the UK, grocers in Europe and further afield are suffering too.

EU Approves Facebook Buyout of WhatsApp

European Union regulators on Friday (Oct 3) cleared the buyout of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, despite opposition by telecom companies afraid of the growing power of US technology giants.

Adidas to Start $1.9 Billion Shareholder Return Program

Adidas AG, the world's second-largest sporting-goods maker, will return as much as 1.

Aldi Profit Booms in the UK & Ireland

Discount supermarket Aldi has had a record year in the U.

Munich Aims for a 100% Clean Electricity Supply by 2025

By 2020, the EU hopes that 20 percent of energy will come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass.

London Overtakes Hong Kong as Priciest Place to Live

London has trumped Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city, according to a report from international estate agent Savills.

British Unemployment Rate Falls

Britain's unemployment rate fell to 6.

EU Car Sales Continue to Rise

European car sales rose a 12th consecutive month as price cuts by automakers and demand for compact models from Ford Motor Co.

Phones 4u Heads into Administration after EE Contract Loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement.

Bank of England says Bitcoin could Transform Stock Market

The technology behind digital currency bitcoin could have far-reaching implications and the potential to reshape the financial industry, according to a new report by the Bank of England (BoE).