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VIDEO: Dismaland brings £20m tourism boost

Sun, 27/09/2015 - 06:43
Banksy's Dismaland has been a shot in the arm for Weston-super-Mare, attracting thousands of people to the town.
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VIDEO: Bill Gates: Meeting poverty goals 'won't be easy'

Sun, 27/09/2015 - 04:20
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have spoken to the BBC's James Robbins about their hopes for beating poverty and malnutrition and improving childhood health.
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The extent of China's economic woes

Sun, 27/09/2015 - 00:03
China's economy is stumbling, but by how much?
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VIDEO: Kit helps children hunt new antibiotics

Sat, 26/09/2015 - 23:14
Designer and entrepreneur Vidhi Mehta has developed a biology kit that helps children become ''citizen scientists'', hunting new antibiotics.
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VW models sale halted in Switzerland

Sat, 26/09/2015 - 07:00
Switzerland temporarily bans the sale of some Volkswagen diesel-engine models in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal in the US.
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No respite over pension age change

Sat, 26/09/2015 - 03:21
Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann has told the BBC she considered helping women who have had their state pension deferred twice but could not find a way to do so.
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Tanzania's hidden treasure

Sat, 26/09/2015 - 01:26
Tanzanian crystals 1,000 times rarer than diamonds
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US and China agree cybercrime truce

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 22:15
US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime.
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Ford Bridgend wins £181m engine deal

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 18:34
Ford's Bridgend plant will build the company's new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181m.
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VIDEO: VW row 'shows no sign of slowing down'

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 17:32
Matthias Mueller is announced as the new CEO of Volkswagen, following the diesel engine emission tests scandal that has engulfed the company.
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Matthias Mueller named Volkswagen boss

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 16:52
Matthias Mueller has been named Volkswagen chief executive in the wake of the scandal of rigged emissions tests in diesel cars.
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UK shares rebound on Yellen comments

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 16:13
UK shares jump by more than 2%, as commodity prices recover and markets respond well to comments from US Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen.
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VIDEO: Modi's controversial tech trip

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 15:45
Not everyone is excited abut the Indian prime minister's visit to the US tech hub.
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VIDEO: Peston: China slowdown in 30 seconds (or less)

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 15:35
BBC economics editor Robert Peston tries to explain why China's slowdown matters in three, six and 30 seconds.
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Redcar SSI steel workers will be paid

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 15:17
Workers at the Redcar steel works will be paid their last month's wages, the plant's owner confirms.
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US economic growth revised upwards

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 14:40
The US economy grew faster than previously estimated in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, helped by strong consumer spending.
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The $28m diamond as big as a pound coin

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 13:29
A pink diamond the size of a pound coin is being put up for auction by Christie's International and could sell for $28m (£18.3m).
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VIDEO: South Africa's economic scrum

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 11:27
Comedian Colm O'Regan asks if there can be any lessons learnt from rugby on how to fix the nation's economic situation.
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Bank concerns over buy-to-let boom

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 11:25
The growing buy-to-let property market in the UK could post a threat to wider financial stability, a Bank of England committee has said.
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VIDEO: Supplementing tourism in Zanzibar

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 10:31
Visitors to Zanzibar grew by 14% in 2014 but locals know they must do more than simply trade on its natural beauty.
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