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Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.
The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
The government is criticised for not increasing efforts to tackle housing benefit fraud "sooner" - but it insists things are improving.
Asian shares were mixed in trading on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.
Virgin Australia will buyout loss-making budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54), the airline said on Friday.
One billion people are still not connected to the internet in India and cost is the main barrier. So authorities are looking at ways to get more people online.
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?
Ball pit meeting rooms and other unusual workplaces
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.
More than a million pensioners are still living in poverty, partly due to their failure to claim benefits, the charity Age UK is claiming.
US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.
Internet giant Google reports third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, down 5% from the same period a year earlier, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.
Two British ex-Rabobank traders are charged by the US Department of Justice with manipulating the Libor rate, bringing the total number of ex-Rabobank employees charged to six.
London Mining calls in administrators after running out of cash to operate iron ore mine in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.
A New York Times columnist argues the US and Saudi Arabia are using lower oil prices to advance their foreign policy goals.
Share prices in the US and across Europe fall amid fears of a global economic slowdown and the impact of the Ebola crisis.
Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports are sold by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings in a £1bn deal.
As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.
The Duchess of Cornwall has said she believes credit unions could be a "real force for change" in the financial services industry.