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Chartered surveyors believe house prices are likely to continue "surging ahead", the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says.
The US Treasury sells its remaining shares of General Motors, leaving it with a $10bn loss on the bailout of the car maker.
The Financial Services Consumer Panel says the annuities market is confusing and may not offer good value to pensioners.
Millions of pounds donated to Comic Relief have been invested in shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms, BBC Panorama learns.
China's industrial output and retail sales rise in November, the latest in a series of signs suggesting a recovery in the world's second largest economy.
Aerospace and defence giant EADS says it will cut 5,800 jobs as a fall in governments' military spending begins to bite.
The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) will ballot postal staff recommending they accept a "landmark" deal.
Wage growth in the UK is not predicted to return to its historic norm of around 2% for a "couple of years", says the UK's fiscal watchdog.
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets may consider increasing their prices north of the border, should Scotland vote for independence next year.
American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
A members-only supermarket for people on welfare support has begun trading, offering heavily-discounted products supplied by major retailers.
The French economy will grow by 0.5% in the final three months of the year, says the country's central bank.
A new watchdog says supermarket suppliers are "still nervous" about making complaints.
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.
Film star and "green" campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio is to enter a team in the new Formula E motor racing series, which aims to boost electric car sales.
Facebook develops a "sympathise" button that users could click instead of the "like" button.
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
Iain Duncan Smith rejects claims his flagship welfare policy will be a "debacle" and insists the IT system underpinning it "seems to be absolutely fine".
UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
Italian entrepreneur Rosaria Piseri explains how her lifelong fascination with seaweed led to the creation of her company, AlgAran.
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.
Police are continuing to question six people arrested on Sunday after an ex-Portsmouth player told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing football matches.
Plans for a new £7m sports centre and swimming pool in Sheffield are announced.
Wales' four regions are reported to be ready to take legal action against the WRU over the right to play in cross-border competitions.
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