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German industrial output sees a surprise rise in March, reviving hopes about the strength of Europe's biggest economy.
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Changes to the state pension and clearer rights for consumers are among the government's plans featured in the Queen's Speech.
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Sir Alex Ferguson's role in Man Utd success
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What can UK learn from Spain's high-speed rail venture?
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US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who was mocked for his loopy signature, has offered a more legible version that could feature on new dollar bills
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Changes to the state pension and clearer rights for consumers are among the government's plans featuring in the Queen's Speech.
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Tesla is a maker of sporty battery operated vehicles and is racing past its competitors.
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House prices rise by 1.1% in April compared with the previous month but activity in the market remains subdued, according to the Halifax.
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Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica say profits rose in the first quarter of 2013 despite weak sales in Europe.
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Man Utd confirm manager is stepping down after 26 years to become director and ambassador.
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Toyota's profits more than double in the three months to March as a weakening yen and improving sales boost the carmakers comeback.
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Sainsbury's has posted a fall in pre-tax profits despite rising sales, as conditions remain "challenging".
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Sainsbury's reports a slight fall in full-year pre-tax profits, despite rising sales, and confirms it is taking full ownership of Sainsbury's Bank
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European residents will have the right to open a basic bank account in any country of the EU and compare the fees charged by providers, under new plans.
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The Women's Tennis Association names Singapore as the host for its annual end-of-season tour championships for five years from 2014.
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Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce group, sees its profits nearly tripled, according to a regulatory filing by shareholder Yahoo.
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China's trade growth accelerates in April, beating analysts' expectations, a positive sign for the country's fragile economic recovery.
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How share ownership boosted Shakespeare's writing flair
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India's central bank governor says the country's economic recovery is likely to remain slow.
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The video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) reports lower profits, but forecasts higher earnings in 2014.
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Can customers ever trust bankers again?
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Why Malta reckons it can weather the eurozone storms
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Which country has the sleepiest students?
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What should the IMF say to the UK?
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Walt Disney's results have beaten analysts' expectations, thanks to strong earnings at its movie and sports TV divisions.
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