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Volkswagen's US boss has admitted he was aware of the emissions issue affecting millions of the company's vehicles early last year.
Volkswagen vehicles affected by the firm's emissions scandal will begin being recalled in January, with all of them repaired by the end of 2016, the company says.
David Cameron has vowed to devote much of his time in office to tackling poverty and boosting social mobility.
SABMiller has rejected an improved offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev that it says "very substantially undervalues" the company.
London's leading FTSE index hit a six week high, led by mining companies and supermarket giant Tesco.
The IMF warns that "global financial stability is not yet assured" as risks shift towards emerging markets.
Troubled supermarket Tesco has announced another big fall in profits as it struggles to turn the business around.
A convicted currency trader offered six London brokers take-away curries in exchange for helping him fix multi-million pound yen currency trades, a court has heard.
The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure
The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, is poached by ITV where he is expected to present his own show.
A scheme pioneered by Google and backed by the BBC and other publishers will allows articles to download faster on mobile devices.
Hans Dieter Poetsch says VW's investigation into the emissions scandal will take time, after being appointed the company's new chairman.
Richard Westcott explains how you can check if your car is affected by the VW emissions scandal.
Why 'starter homes' are controversial
Official figures showing a pick-up in UK manufacturing boost the pound to its highest level in two weeks against the dollar.
Hong Kong's minorities miss out at school
Tech giant Samsung Electronics expects its third-quarter operating profit to beat market forecasts on the back of strong semiconductor sales.
Volkswagen owners whose vehicles are to be recalled in the wake of the emissions scandal "could have a case" for compensation, according to motoring journalist James Batchelor
Aerospace firm Bombardier holds talks with rival Airbus about selling a stake in its CSeries project, but no agreement is reached.
Joanne Soo runs an adventure company that takes people abseiling and mountain climbing.