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Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

The US President criticises producer group Opec and says high oil prices "will not be accepted".

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Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England?

The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.

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Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.

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UK inflation falls to lowest in a year

A slowdown in womenswear price rises during March sent UK consumer price inflation down to 2.5%.

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John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start'

A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

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IMF predicts stronger growth but warns of risks

The IMF forecasts global growth this year to be the strongest since 2011, but warns over trade barriers.

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Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.

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China opens car market after US tensions

The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners.

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Matthew Mellon: US billionaire dies in Mexico

Matthew Mellon, the scion of two US banking dynasties, passed away in a rehab centre in Mexico.

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Pound remains close to post-Brexit high

Sterling hovers around $1.43 amid expectations the Bank of England will raise interest rates.

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Trump to reconsider joining TPP trade pact

The US president has previously slammed the deal with mostly Asia-Pacific nations as a potential "disaster".

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Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, says report

Study says 40% of apprenticeship standards do not meet traditional on-the-job training definition.

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Brexit uncertainty could delay interest rate rise

The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.

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Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

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Will Africa's open skies project take off?

Challenges lay ahead for Africa's airlines as they are granted greater access to the continent.

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Rampa Rammopo: 'Our privately-owned airport is expanding'

Privately-owned Lanseria airport in South Africa has big ambitions to increase its capacity.

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The office where the average age of employees is just 25

Staff say they focus on a "life-life" balance, not a work-life balance.

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Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp

India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

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Cleaning up

Tips for the new financial year including selling clutter and finding out how much your pension is worth.

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What next for Trump trade?

Some believe the president's confrontational approach could reverse decades of trade liberalisation.

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Baby steps

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

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Sending home

The money sent home by migrant workers is relied up on by schools in El Salvador

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Model citizens

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

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Career conversion

When a serious knee injury ended Greg Cox's rugby career, it set him on the path to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

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Nuclear fallout

Seven years after a nuclear meltdown rocked the world's third largest economy, we speak to those still dealing with the devastation.

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Hot dogs

Weekly spending on UK pets has risen by 31% in two years. Here are some of the more unusual wares on sale at Crufts.

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Say what?

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.

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A political Fed

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

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Plastic fantastic

The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.

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Global leader

The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.

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Budget 2017: Hammond loosens his belt

The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.

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Change makers

How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.

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Unlocking trillions

One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".

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Managing the managers

Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?

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Crowded island

An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?

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Balancing the books

The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.

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Wine on the edge

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

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Health risks

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.

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No-belle prize

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?

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Have you been nudged?

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.

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What do we want?

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.

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Brass in pocket?

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?

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UK trade

Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?

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Not so fantastic?

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

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Success story

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

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Northern Rock

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

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Creative currency

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.

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Money machines

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

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Cheers to that

The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?

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Limiting liability

The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.

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Sterling sense

Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.

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Banking bonanza

Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.

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Poisonous progress

The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

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Mixed picture

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.

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