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UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.
A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
Tesco shares plunge after the supermarket group warns full-year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
MPs criticise the Post Office for the way it has handled claims its IT system caused 150 sub-postmasters to be wrongly accused of fraud.
China shares suffer biggest fall in more than five years on profit-taking, while other Asian shares trade lower on worries about global growth.
Online fashion retailer Asos has reported a rise in sales in what the company described as a "challenging" environment.
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.
Income inequality has a "statistically significant impact" on economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.
The British government does a deal with Chinese firm Shangpin to help UK firms get more from selling in Asia.
Colm O'Regan takes a humorous look at capitalism
Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom
Sue Lloyd-Roberts reports on the questions about worker safety, pay and conditions facing construction companies helping Qatar to prepare for World Cup 2022.
A former associate of Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 10 years in jail for aiding the disgraced Wall Street financier in his $65bn fraud scheme.
Sales at McDonald's outlets in the United States fell 4.6% in November - more than double the expected decline.
Price comparison website Gocompare.com is bought by the insurance company Esure in a deal worth £95m.
The London market falls as investors react to disappointing figures from Asia, while M&S shares are hit by news of online delivery delays.
Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.