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Indonesia's government is looking to renew a two-year moratorium on the clearing of forests to improve the environment.
The biggest British registered container ship has arrived in Southampton, as part of its maiden voyage.
India's prime minister begins his first visit to China on Thursday but relations between the world's two most populous countries is complex.
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A further drop in the number of people putting their homes up for sale is pushing up house prices, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Employment figures published Wednesday showed another fall in unemployment to 1.83 million people - down 35,000.
The travel firm Tui is dropping the Thomson and First Choice travel brands in a revamp of its business.
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.
UK shares remained higher after the Bank of England's latest inflation report, which trimmed growth forecasts for the next three years.
Expanding Heathrow airport would cause a split at the very top of government, says a newly re-elected Tory MP.
UK unemployment between January and March fell to 1.83 million, figures show, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest since 2008.
The chief executive of Mitie, which owns one of the UK's largest care providers, is to meet government officials to answer claims that it has not been paying the minimum wage.
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
Tencent Holdings, Asia's biggest technology company, posts a 7% year-on-year rise in quarterly net income, beating expectations.
The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
The number of jobseekers having their benefits sanctioned - or cut - fell by nearly a third in 2014, according to government figures.
Efforts to introduce US trade deals with Europe and Asia have been dealt a blow after a vote in the Senate.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group has blamed past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.
They say nothing in life is free, so what happened when social media firm The LAD Bible left £25 "for people in need only" in the middle of Manchester city centre?