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The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
The shortlist of companies bidding to run rail networks in the north of England is announced by the government.
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Complaints about payday loan middlemen - so-called credit broking websites - have more than doubled in a year, the Financial Ombudsman says.
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations.
The UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases back in the month.
Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.
Housebuilder Persimmon reports a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June, up to £208.9m from £132.9m a year earlier.
Three Jersey-registered companies are named in the fallout over stricken Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
Reports from China that the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of price-fixing have given foreign businesses another reason to question whether they are being unfairly targeted by the government.
Family businesses are an integral part of developing economies and it's no different in South East Asia's largest economy - Indonesia.
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One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.
Oscar Olsen, the "beer hunter", says he wants to start a beer revolution across Africa.
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EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.