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Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the date the state pension age rises to 68 will be brought forward.
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
The chancellor claims "Britain's economic plan is working" as he opens his Autumn Statement, but he tells MPs that the job is not yet done.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close a further 62 stores with the loss of 427 jobs, administrators say.
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
Some of the world's best known banks are fined after being found to have colluded to rig two global interest rate benchmarks.
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
Should we fear the rise of Chinese telecoms group Huawei?
Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
The booming economy of the Canadian province of Alberta is forcing firms to find British and Irish workers to fill vacancies, reports Ayesha Bhatty Clough.
Robert Peston finds out whether people are spending or saving in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, ahead of the Chancellor's autumn statement on Thursday.
George Osborne will announce a fresh round of spending cuts for Whitehall departments when he gives his Autumn Statement on Thursday.
The US trade gap narrowed in October, according to official figures, while in a separate report the Federal Reserve says the economy is growing at a "modest to moderate rate".
China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.