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Global furniture giant Ikea reports a rise in full-year sales and says it has managed to gain market share in almost all its markets.
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VIDEO: India's lonely widows
14 Oct 2013 7:25:07
Shilpa Kannan investigates India’s growing population of elderly people with no family to fall back on.
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Former Wales and Lions fly-half Phil Bennett says the Welsh regions could go bust without European rugby next season.
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The Financial Conduct Authority says it could fine banks who mis-sold complex loan insurance products
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Consumer prices in China rise more than forecast in September, by 3.1%, fuelled mainly by a surge in food prices.
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The Chancellor, George Osborne, has said that the UK and China have 'much in common' in a speech on a visit to China.
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Cancer costs countries in the European Union 126bn euro (£107bn) a year, according to an analysis.
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New research says that the El Nino weather phenomenon will be more intense as a result of rising temperatures.
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The Environment Agency says that it is shutting down 25 illegal waste sites every week.
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Opponents to the development of a type of genetically modified rice enriched with vitamin A are criticised as "wicked" by the environment secretary.
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Banks who mis-sold customers complex loan insurance products could be fined by the regulator, BBC Panorama has learned.
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The operator of the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical site is to begin talks with union bosses in a bid to avert a planned 48-hour strike.
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How driving to Asia inspired a ready meals business
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The surprising targets of Chinese investment
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The growing number of elderly women struggling to survive
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Hugh Pym explains why the US debt dispute matters.
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The EY Item Club plays down the risk of a housing bubble in the UK as "extremely slim".
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The head of the International Monetary Fund warns a US default could spark a global recession, as the deadlock in Congress continues.
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The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
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The World Bank is warning of grave consequences for the global economy if politicians in the United States fail to increase the government's borrowing limit by Thursday's deadline.
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Britain's energy sector is close to securing tens of billions of pounds in investment from the Far East, Energy Secretary Ed Davey says.
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The Republic of Ireland is on track to exit its international bailout programme by December, Prime Minister Enda Kenny says.
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Scientists ask for the public's help to track the spread of an invasive species of slug throughout Britain.
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Chancellor George Osborne is beginning a trip to China to promote UK business and encourage Chinese investors to consider the UK.
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World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, warns the US is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the crisis over the borrowing limit.
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