CARBON POWER: A prototype of the "Pariss", a hybrid roadster, which is powered by an electric motor assisted by a generator running on gasoline to help ensure a good battery. (Philippe Huguen, AFP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey will have trade and energy issues at its heart, but is not expected to bridge deep differences over Syria and Crimea.
Standard & Poor's has cut its credit rating on Standard Chartered for the first time in 20 years, citing the tough period the bank was going through.
Malaysia Airlines has posted a loss of $169.46m in the third quarter, dragged down by the impact of two tragedies that hit the national carrier earlier this year.
Capitec Bank has launched a real-time mobile money management tool to help people manage their budget on the go.
Economists say prices in Greece were unreasonably high for a long time, but lower prices have since made Greek products more attractive.
Britons are being warned to place online holiday-season gift orders much earlier as doubts emerge about the ability of delivery companies to handle volume.
A slowdown in the economy in the last quarter was less severe than feared, giving the central bank ammunition to resist government pressure to cut interest rates.
After Opec's decision to leave production unchanged, Brent crude futures experienced the first three standard deviation down-move since the May 2011 flash crash.