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Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).
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President Putin warns Russians to brace for hard times, days after the rouble suffers its biggest fall since the late 1990s.
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Liverpool say they will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield's capacity from about 45,500 to 59,000.
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The plans set out by George Osborne in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday will require government spending cuts "on a colossal scale" after the election, an independent forecaster has warned.
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An estate agent says stamp duty changes in the Autumn Statement are "incredibly positive news" for first-time buyers.
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Daud Qarizadah reports on plans to replace poppies with pomegranates in Afghanistan's agriculture industry.
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The European Central Bank (ECB) keeps interest rates at an historic low of 0.05%.
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The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April - the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.
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UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as "totally hyperbolic" in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.
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Satellite broadcaster Sky sells a majority stake in its gambling operation Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners, valuing the business at £800m.
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Irish airline Ryanair raises its full-year profit forecast again following a 22% jump in passenger numbers in the year to November.
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The FTSE 100 opens little-changed, but shares in travel firms rise after positive news from Tui, Easyjet and Ryanair.
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The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, according to the latest figures from the Halifax.
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British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.
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Public spending is set to fall to levels not seen since the 1930s, forecasters are predicting following the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
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Tokyo-based mobile carrier giant Softbank Corp says it has invested $250m (£159.2m) in one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing taxi app services, GrabTaxi
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Why the cloud may eclipse Amazon's online store
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A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
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The young men and women transforming Portuguese wine
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How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland
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What you might have missed in the Autumn Statement
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The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
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The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
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Two of Britain's biggest housebuilders, Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey, will re-enter the FTSE 100 later this month.
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