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The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
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The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.
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Questions are being raised about the likely impact of the Scottish referendum result on businesses in north-east England, whatever the outcome. Newsnight's Duncan Weldon reports.
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US consumer prices fell in August for the first time since April 2013, Labor Department figures show.
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Mobile phone network operators Vodafone and EE are in discussions to buy parts of stricken retailer Phone 4U, sources say.
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The eurozone inflation rate held steady at 0.4% in August, slightly higher than the original estimate of 0.3%, revised Eurostat figures show.
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Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?
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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said the latest unemployment figures are "very encouraging".
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Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.
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UK unemployment fell by 146,000 to 2.02 million in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.
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The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was divided for the second month in a row over interest rate policy, latest minutes show.
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London Market Report
17 Sep 2014 8:20:55
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, but shares in Smiths Group fall more than 4% after the engineering group reports a fall in profits.
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Retailer JD Sports says it achieved record trading in the first half of this year, with a big increase in profits.
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Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony increases its forecast for a full year loss by $1.7bn due to weakness in its mobile business.
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Inditex, the Spanish company behind the Zara fashion chain, says first half profits fell, but by less than analysts had been expecting.
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China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.
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Japan's Pioneer restructures and sells its DJ equipment unit to US private equity firm KKR in a $550m deal.
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Online bookmaker Betfair says it has already paid out to some of its customers backing a "No" vote in Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.
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Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?
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The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
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A company in Taiwan has been fined $1.6m and its chairman taken into custody after they were caught supplying substandard cooking oil.
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Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
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Online bank First Direct has topped a customer service league compiled by consumer group Which?, with Npower ranked bottom.
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A total of 180,675 fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected by the industry last year, a trade body says.
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What would an independent Scotland mean for the UK's two biggest financial centres?
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