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Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.
Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.
Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.
London's leading shares trade higher on Friday, signalling a possible respite after the week's global stock market losses.
Why all modern coins are descended from this one
Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to clean up India's notoriously dirty streets and public buildings, but will it last?
Once made for Indian and British royalty, Nalli Silks - a family-run business - is cautiously expanding throughout India and abroad.
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.
The BBC's Tamasin Ford talks to entrepreneur Philippe Yoda, whose innovations in plastic recycling have taken him all over the world.
US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
Can Huawei be China's first global brand?
US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets
Where did it all go wrong for Europe's biggest economy?
Virgin Money delays its planned October stock market flotation until investor sentiment improves.
The government is to consult on a new tax free individual savings account (ISA) for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the the internet using Peer-to-Peer lending sites.