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Pub company Punch Taverns is to sell 158 mostly "non-core" pubs for £53.5m to investment trust New River Retail.
A large fire breaks out at a steel plant in Kawasaki, close to Japan's Tokyo Haneda international airport, but there are no reports of injuries.
While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.
A single market for the group of south east nations know as ASEAN would give the region a "massive boost", says the Asia Development Bank's Stephen Groff.
The CBI has upgraded its UK growth forecasts for this year and next, saying it expects "decent quarterly GDP growth".
How a city’s fleet of motorcycle taxis are embracing technology
An app to help people in Jakarta beat the traffic has apparently been downloaded faster than any other app in the country's history
Rail services are disrupted as workers at First Great Western stage a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute over new trains.
China plans to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market for the first time to try to arrest the slide in the country's stock market.
Stock markets in the Middle East fall sharply after a difficult week for all major global share indexes.
Ashley Madison is facing a C$760m class-action lawsuit after customer data from the infidelity dating website was leaked on to the so-called dark web last week.
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warn that UK government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far".
Some of the UK's brightest young talents have been celebrating medal success on a global stage in Brazil.
Rail services are set to be disrupted as a 24-hour strike by workers at First Great Western gets under way.
North Sea oil revenues in the first three months of 2015 were down 75% on the previous quarter, the Scottish Conservatives say.
Thefts of blue parking badges used by disabled drivers have more than doubled in a year in England.
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Stock markets around the world have fallen as poor manufacturing figures in China exacerbate global economic fears, with the FTSE 100 seeing its worst week this year.
Almost six thousand Jaguar Land Rover cars, worth hundreds of millions of pounds, may have been destroyed in the Chinese port city, says the carmaker.
After being almost destroyed in Mozambique's civil war, the country's Gorongosa National Park is once again becoming a draw for tourists thanks to a dedicated investment programme.