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The European Commission cuts its forecast for economic growth in the eurozone this year from 1.8% to 1.7%.
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House price growth in the UK increases to 9.7% in the year to January, up from 9.5% a month earlier, according to the Halifax.
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Credit Suisse reports its first annual loss since 2008 and announces that it is going to cut 4,000 jobs.
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London's leading shares rise sharply in early Thursday trading, with mining stocks leading the rally.
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Royal Dutch Shell confirms it will cut 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years.
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AstraZeneca warns that the expiry of the patent on its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Crestor will cut its profits this year.
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Mohamed el-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, has urged leaders to step in and ensure companies are investing in growth.
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Japanese electronics firm Sharp posts a net loss of $918m (£630m) even as it considers multiple bailout offers.
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A surge in oil prices overnight helps lift investor confidence across most markets in Asia, with energy-related stocks largely higher.
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Energy industry regulator Ofgem is to examine a claim that charity Age UK has been promoting unfavourable gas and electricity deals in return for cash.
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GoPro shares fall as much as 19% in after-hours trade in the US after the firm's latest results show a loss-making December quarter.
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A leading market figures tells the BBC the Governor of the Bank of England has confused markets by suggesting interest rates may rise - and then rowing back.
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Dominic Rossi, the head of global equities at Fidelity, says central banks have been 'too aggressive' when communicating over interest rates.
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One of Australia's largest energy says it is winding down its coal seam gas operations, citing falling oil prices and long development times.
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A global deal to limit emissions of carbon dioxide could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.
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Sumner Redstone steps down from his position as executive chairman of the CBS board of directors.
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The long-awaited Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been signed in New Zealand. So who are the winners and losers?
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What do trade agreements do?
04 Feb 2016 0:30:40
The BBC's Andrew Walker explains what trade agreements actually do
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Experts at Cambridge University have developed a new trailer design that makes lorries more aerodynamic - cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around 7%.
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Zimbabwe's growing market for coffins
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The dairy farm converting manure into methane to power homes.
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The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is formally signed in Auckland even as the US struggles to get the pact ratified in Congress.
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Energy company SSE has said it expects to close three out of four units at its Fiddler's Ferry coal fired power plant in Cheshire.
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Former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is joining the board of a bank owned by one of Ukraine's richest men.
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Wells Fargo reaches an agreement with US authorities to pay $1.2bn to settle claims in improperly certified loans for federal mortgage insurance.
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