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China's exports and imports came in well above market expectations in September, official data showed on Monday.
Asian shares opened lower as lingering concerns over global economic growth weighed on investor sentiment.
While Indian watchmaker HMT winds up business, Sameer Hashmi visits its slick, domestic rival, Titan.
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
Directors of the top 100 UK companies now earn 120 times the average sum earned by their employees, according to a report by Incomes Data Services.
UK manufacturers feel the impact of the eurozone's slowdown and wider global problems, a survey by the business services group BDO finds.
The number of new wine producers in the UK rises sharply, according to new research, on the back of consumer interest in local produce.
Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay.
A pair of Queen Victoria's silk bloomers, with a 52in (132cm), waist are sold at auction for £6,200.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of risking the future of the United Kingdom.
There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.
A collection of vintage railway posters is expected to fetch £9,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday.
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit outlook to 'negative', due to concerns about the country's struggling economic recovery.
Why it takes a maths genius to post a parcel
Stock markets across Europe and the US see steep falls as fears about strength of the global economy deepen.