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"Very significant" government spending cuts will be imposed before the next general election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank warns.
Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72m for failing to conduct proper checks on very rich clients because it did not want to inconvenience them.
Network Rail reports a fall in half-year profits and admits that train punctuality is inadequate after failing to reach its 90% target.
Four partners at the Belfast office of KPMG are arrested in connection with suspected tax evasion.
The publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post (SCMP) has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the popular English-language newspaper.
Tesco will pay $12m (£8m) to settle legal action by US shareholders which claimed that accounting irregularities inflated the supermarket's share price.
A new flagship energy efficiency scheme will result in fewer homes being insulated and make it more difficult to tackle fuel poverty, says Citizens Advice.
Buy-to-let landlords and those buying second homes in England and Wales will soon have to pay a stamp duty surcharge, the chancellor has announced.
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.
Mining shares help to lift the London stock market after metals prices rise, with copper hitting a two-week high.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts a £27bn improvement in the public finances over the next five years.
The BBC's Emma Simpson looks at the origin of the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday and its impact on the UK economy.
Michael Jackson's notorious Neverland ranch has been on the market for six months without a buyer - now one entrepreneur is hoping to sell to an Asian buyer.
India has promised to generate 40% of its energy from renewables within 15 years - but as the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter - how will it do it?
Leimin Duong talks about when she realised her brewery business was ready to take-off.
Elsa Prieto of Pili Pop on the advantages of being a woman entrepreneur.
Chancellor George Osborne does a U-turn on cuts to tax credits and vows to protect police funding in his Spending Review.
Hand embroidered slippers are one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong manufacturing trades - and they are getting a revamp.
Norman Smith asks whether the changes to tax credits could cause lasting damage to the Conservative Party.
Should the UK choose between the EU and the Commonwealth?
Osborne's £12bn welfare cuts rely on delayed Universal Credit
The Budapest cafe perking up a former red light district
How data is shining a light on global property markets