COLOURFUL DISPLAY: Bracelets, made with small coloured elastic bands, are shown at a factory in Lille, following a new fashion from the United States. (Philippe Huguen,( AFP)
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Delta Air Lines will extend its suspension of flights to Israel amid hostilities between Israel and the militant group Hamas, reports CNBC.
German aviation group Lufthansa says it was suspending services to Tel Aviv for another day over security concerns amid the escalating Gaza conflict.
Asian markets mostly rose, adding to the previous day's rally, following a positive lead from Wall Street while concerns over the Ukraine air crash crisis ease.
The 2014 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year judging panel has selected 15 finalists to advance to the final round of the competition.
With more coffee shops per square mile than probably anywhere on earth, opening a cafe in Vietnam's capital could be a bit of a gamble.
Bank of England officials have discussed whether there was a case for an early rate rise to cool the economy, but were held back in part by low wage growth.
Jet Airways, India's second-biggest carrier, expects a return to profit in three years through cost-cuts, route-sharing with Etihad and restructuring of debt.
British banks have reported their first sizeable increase in mortgage approvals in five months.