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Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016. But despite not receiving evidence the tapes had actually been...

Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm...

China’s economy grew 6.8% between January to March according to official data, slightly beating forecasts for the period. The growth rate compares...

The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer...

Airbus, one of the UK’s biggest manufacturing employers, has warned it may have to stockpile parts to operate smoothly once the UK leaves the EU. Katherine...

US stocks suffered their worst falls in more than six years on Monday in a sell-off sparked by concerns of higher interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial...

A substantial rise in oil prices in recent months has led to a resurgence in American oil production, enabling the country to challenge the dominance of...

Nestle is selling its US sweets and chocolate business to Ferrero Group for 2.7bn Swiss Francs ($2.8bn; £2bn). The Swiss food giant said it was offloading...

The World Bank says global economic growth is likely to speed up this year, after a stronger than expected 2017. The bank’s new forecast is that...

Bitcoin plunged on Friday, extending a fall that saw the crypto-currency lose almost a third of its value from a record of nearly $20,000 (£15,000). The...