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Manufacturing orders for the UK slowed down more than expected in July, but still remain robust, a survey by CBI has suggested.
Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets
The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.
UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
Argentina is set to default in less than two weeks unless it reaches a deal with holders.
Indonesia's next president faces challenges including cutting the country's controversial fuel subsidies.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.
Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
Up to 5,000 new complaints a week about payment protection insurance (PPI) are making their way to the financial ombudsman, but the numbers are falling.
The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.
How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.
Savers will receive free independent guidance as part of a move to give unfettered access to their pension funds from next year, the government says.
Further sanctions on Russia will hit an already ailing economy
Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.