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Yellen warns on US financial conditions

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen pours cold water on the prospect of a second rise in interest rates any time soon.

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Nestle ends IAAF sponsorship deal

Food and drink giant Nestle ends its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation.

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Warning of 'indefinite low rates'

Former City regulator Adair Turner warns that without radical policies, the UK economy could be stuck with low interest rates "almost indefinitely".

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Why have bank shares fallen?

Contingent convertible bonds, or Coco bonds, are behind the sudden and dramatic falls in bank shares, but what on earth are they?

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Industrial output sees sharp fall

Industrial output in the UK suffered its sharpest monthly drop in three years in December, official figures show.

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Asahi to buy Peroni and Grolsch

Japanese brewer Asahi says it has agreed to buy the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, which are being sold to allow AB InBev to take over SABMiller.

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Deutsche Bank shares recover losses

Deutsche Bank's shares bounce back from a 30-year low on reports it will instigate an emergency bond buyback plan.

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Ikea recalls lamps over safety issues

The Swedish retailer, Ikea, asks customers to return two popular glass ceiling lampshades because of concerns about their safety.

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Hornby's shares tumble as sales fall

Shares in model rail company Hornby tumble by 62% as the firm warns of mounting losses following a "disappointing" start to the new year.

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Japan stocks tumble into bear market

Japanese shares have continued to fall, hitting their lowest level since October 2014 and entering a bear market.

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Tullow Oil slumps to £1bn loss

Oil and gas exploration firm Tullow Oil reports a pre-tax loss of £1.3bn for the year to 31 December as low oil prices bit into revenues.

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FTSE 100 rises as banks recover

London's leading shares gained ground on Wednesday, as a sharp rebound in Deutsche Bank shares provided some respite for banking stocks.

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Burger King expands menu with hot dogs

Burger King announces that hot dogs will be the newest addition to its menus in the US.

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Legal breakthrough for Google car

Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.

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VIDEO: Apprenticeships boost the workforce

Germany has Europe's lowest rates of youth unemployment, partly because of its traditional apprenticeship system, which allows young Germans who don't go to university to train and qualify in companies.

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VIDEO: Feeding Hong Kong's poor and hungry

Hong Kong's Chan Cheuk Ming has kept his eatery going through hard times, feeding people who cannot pay.

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VIDEO: Artificial intelligence buys stocks

Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers

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VIDEO: Entrepreneurship in village schools

India has become a hub for start-ups in recent years. Most investment has been focused on cities, but as a majority of Indians live in rural areas, what difference would teaching entrepreneurial skills to village students make?

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VIDEO: Is self-publishing hot right now?

As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?

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VIDEO: Hope for typhoon-hit rice farmers

Technology being developed in the Philippines could give hope to thousands of farmers affected by storms and natural disasters.

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VIDEO: How to become a better boss

Top chief executives share their tips on how to become a better boss.

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VIDEO: Challenges facing new gas plant

Shetland's new gas plant has "pushed the boundaries" of what is technically possible, says the BBC's Lorna Gordon.

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How did Iceland clean up its banks?

How Iceland cleaned up its banks

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Norway seeks to move away from oil

Norway seeks to diversify its economy as oil earnings plunge

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Migrants ‘more motivated to learn’, says OECD

Migrant children 'may be the highest achievers'

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Why more Americans are giving up their passports

Why expats are handing back their passports

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Is self-publishing coming of age?

How easy is it for authors to self-publish?

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Will not criticising make you a better boss?

Will not criticising make you a better boss?

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Second wind for UK oil and gas?

Could Shetland's new field give UK energy a second wind?

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