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EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has told the BBC that he thinks the peak of the global financial crisis has passed.
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Vietnam gets a taste of McDonald's after the US burger giant says it will open its first outlet in the communist country next year.
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The BBC has spent almost £5m on three inquiries set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the corporation announces in its 2013 annual report.
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A survey of energy firms has found that customers who try to call them can be kept hanging on the line for up to almost 30 minutes.
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South Korean firm Posco scraps a proposed steel project in the Indian state of Karnataka after delays and local opposition.
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Burma's President Thein Sein becomes the first leader of his country, also known as Myanmar, to visit Britain in more than 25 years.
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Veolia, one of the country's biggest street cleaning firms, has announced it is to "mine" the sweepings it collects from roads and pavements, in search of precious metals.
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Negotiators meeting in Germany are set to decide on the establishment of the world's biggest marine reserves in Antarctica.
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The amount families can claim in benefits could be lowered further if a new £26,000 cap succeeds in cutting the welfare bill, Treasury sources say.
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British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline has vowed to review all-third party agency relationships after Chinese police released details of an investigation into bribery allegations.
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The rate of consumer price index inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Unions in Greece are upping the pressure on their government, as they voice their anger at unpopular austerity reforms.
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Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
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In a virtual world adults in a child-like body start to perceive the world more like a child, a new study shows.
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European car sales fell 5.6% in June from a year earlier - and are down 6.6% for the half-year - with the UK the only major market to see a rise.
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China's largest search engine, Baidu, will buy a Chinese app store firm for $1.9bn, as it looks to compete in the lucrative telecommunications industry.
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Australian PM Kevin Rudd says plans to scrap an unpopular carbon tax will cost A$3.8bn ($3.5bn; £2.3bn), but says families will be better off.
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UK engineers will build one of the key instruments on Europe's next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellites, the science minister David Willetts is due to announce.
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Atish Patel reports from Rajasthan on India's ambitious plans to take on the traditional producers of Europe and become a leading source of olive oil.
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US gas produced by 'fracking' to be sold abroad
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MPs say they are dismayed at the slow pace of investigations into the horsemeat scandal, six months after the first mislabelling cases emerged.
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Nasa confirms that the Hubble space telescope has found the 14th and smallest moon circling the giant, icy planet Neptune.
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Is Greece's privatisation programme myth or reality?
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Could you light a shopping centre - just by walking around?
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What will the cash machine of the future look like?
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