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The FTSE 100 rises, but shares in French Connection dive nearly 9% despite the fashion retailer reporting narrower losses.
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
A group of bondholders in the collapsed retail chain, Phones 4U, have failed in an 11th-hour plan to rescue the company.
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to customers checking-in their luggage, a court rules.
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
MP Damian Green has come to the defence of Lord Hill as British Candidate for European Commissioner, describing objections to his appointment as a "barrel-scraping argument".
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
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