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Germany's economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 0.4% in 2013 according to the first official estimates, but economists expect an improvement in 2014.
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The Scottish economy grew by 0.7% in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest official estimates.
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Coming out in a man's world
15 Jan 2014 9:08:45
What happens if you come out in a 'macho' job
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Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, reports a rise in revenue over the Christmas period, with strong growth coming from Asia-Pacific.
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Japan's Toshiba agrees to buy a controlling stake in UK nuclear venture NuGeneration, which plans to build three power plants in north-west England.
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Complaints are made over possible illegal state aid funding for sports teams from two Welsh councils, European Commission confirms.
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The global economy is at a "turning point", the World Bank has said, but warns of the economic impact of the withdrawal of US stimulus measures.
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Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei says its operating profit rose by more than 40% last year, helped by sales growth in emerging markets.
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The Aquatics Centre used in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will reopen in March, for the first time since the Games.
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Facebook agrees a deal to share public data from its users in some countries with Yandex - Russia's largest search engine.
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A Norwegian kayaker has had a near miss with humpback whale on a trip to Gyllefjord at Senja.
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Business tips from UK's oldest family firms
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Ziferblat is a concept that has already proved popular in Russia - and now the the chain has opened its first cafe in London's Old Street.
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What's your poison? A history of the use of alcohol as medicine
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Japan Airlines has grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports
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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken out a payday loan to meet rent or mortgage payments, research for the housing charity Shelter suggests.
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US carmaker General Motors says it will resume dividend payments, capping a successful recovery since it was bailed out by the government in 2009.
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Women who pump iron in the gym cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, findings reveal.
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A study of 3,000 amateur athletes in Germany shows that the use of cognitive enhancement medicines is widespread in non-professional sport.
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Scientists have built what they say is the first flying machine that can hover in a stable manner by flapping its wings.
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The sting in a scorpion's tail has been traced back to a single defensive protein, according to scientists.
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India has been grappling with persistently high consumer prices in recent years and there are hopes the latest inflation figures will show a change.
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Can DNA help when a crime is committed by identical twins?
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The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys avoids prison for hiding millions of dollars from US tax authorities in a Swiss bank account.
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Labour urges Chancellor George Osborne to block any attempt by Royal Bank of Scotland to pay bonuses up to double their staff's annual salary.
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