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Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off Angola'

Leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos made her fortune through exploitation and corruption.

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What has Donald Trump actually achieved on trade?

The self-styled "Tariff Man" uses tariffs for negotiation, but how successful has he been?

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Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

Food prices could rise after Sajid Javid said there will be no alignment with EU rules after Brexit, businesses say.

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China's economic growth hits 30-year low

The world's second largest economy has seen weak domestic demand amid a trade war with the US.

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Retail sales fall sharply in December

A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.

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US and China sign deal to ease trade war

Mr Trump has hailed the deal as a "transformative", but the majority of tariffs will remain in place.

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Estate agents report 'uplift' in housing market

Expectations of future sales have "risen sharply" according to property professionals.

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US-China trade deal: Winners and losers

Most tariffs will remain in place. So who benefits from the US-China deal?

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Dow closes above 29,000 as market rally continues

The Dow and the S&P hit new records, as investors have "fear of missing out".

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Climate change to drive 'massive' investment shift

One of the world's biggest investors says the change will happen 'sooner than most anticipate'.

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German economy sees weakest growth since 2013

Exports grew more slowly, and investment in equipment and machinery weakened, official data shows.

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Fall in inflation raises prospects of interest rate cut

Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.

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US reverses China 'currency manipulator' label

The move comes as the two countries are expected to sign a preliminary trade agreement this week.

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Weak November weighs on UK growth

Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.

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What will happen to oil if there is another war?

Experts say that looking at past wars in Iraq to see what oil will do next is folly. Here is why.

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Will house prices rise or fall this year?

Experts predict a short-lived burst of pent-up activity in the housing market - but not price rises.

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Macron pension reform: Why are French workers on strike?

Hospital staff, police and transport employees join France's biggest strike in decades - but what for?

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General election 2019: How do spending plans compare?

The three biggest UK parties have published their manifestos, how do their spending plans compare?

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Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

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General election 2019: How do government finances work?

Political parties are promising to spend lots of money, but how will they fund their plans?

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General election 2019: Could Labour build 100,000 council houses a year?

Is Labour's plan for 100,000 council houses and 50,000 housing association homes a year feasible?

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Why do billions of people still not have glasses?

It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s.

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'The devil's excrement': How did oil become so important?

What would it take to overturn the world's dependency on oil?

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The farmers who worry about our phone batteries

Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?

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Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit in numbers

BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Davos 2020: What to expect at the WEF summit

BBC Economics editor Faisal Islam on what to look out for at this year's summit in Davos.

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Post Office 'assisting' review of postmasters' convictions

The Post Office's response comes after ex-workers call for convictions to be overturned.

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This is what a million pound coin looks like

An extremely rare Edward VIII sovereign has been sold for £1m, the most expensive UK coin ever sold.

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How the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the dog biscuit became a million dollar idea.

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Hays Travel: 'We're different to Thomas Cook'

The company has taken over all 550 Thomas Cook stores after the package holiday firm collapsed.

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