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Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
Anti-trade deal protesters vent their anger in Brussels but EU leaders have already gone home.
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
The escape games taking Hungary by storm
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?
The mobile generators boosting Myanmar's electricity supply
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is trying out fast track power generation, putting gas generators into re-used shipping containers.