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China accuses US of trade bullying as new tariffs imposed

The criticism from Beijing come hours after a new round of US tariffs on Chinese goods kicked in.

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Pound falls after May's Brexit statement

Sterling's slide deepens after the Prime Minister's comments renew fears of a no-deal Brexit.

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Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August

Borrowing rose by more than expected following subdued tax receipts and an increase in spending.

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Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

The Alibaba chair says he can no longer create one million US jobs because of rising US-China tensions.

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Argentine GDP in steepest fall since 2014

The country's economy contracted by 4.2% in the second quarter compared to a year ago.

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UK inflation hits six-month high of 2.7%

The UK inflation rate for August unexpectedly rises to 2.7%, the highest in six months.

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'Wild West' Bitcoin 'should be regulated'

Digital currencies pose a "litany of risks" and investors have little protection, says an MPs' committee.

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China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

China's Premier Li Keqiang says it is essential to uphold principles of free trade and multilateralism.

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House prices rise fastest in North West

Property in the region climbed 5.6% in the past 12 months, while London prices fell 0.7%.

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UK visas: High-skilled migrants cap 'should be scrapped'

A key report suggests making it easier for skilled workers from anywhere in the world to come to the UK after Brexit.

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China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods

The measures come after the US imposed tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports.

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No-deal Brexit would hit UK economy, says IMF

Leaving the EU without a deal will entail "substantial costs" for the UK economy, the IMF warns.

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WEF: Robots 'will create more jobs than they displace'

Robots will create more jobs than they replace, although many roles will become redundant, a report says.

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Income 'not the only factor' in poverty

The Social Metrics Commission says assessments should include "inescapable" costs, as well as income.

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Lib Dems call for sovereign wealth fund

Sir Vince Cable wants to scrap inheritance tax and replace it with a tax on gifts to tackle inequality.

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The woman reclaiming nude for women of colour

Fashion brand Nubian Skin was borne out of Ade Hassan's frustration that she couldn’t find nude tights to match her skin tone.

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Will organic revolution boost farming in India?

Sikkim's been declared India's first fully organic state, so will this revolution boost farming?

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Will 'Modicare' be a success in India?

India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare".

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How the fridge became a million dollar idea

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

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Uber Eats drivers block streets in pay protest

Uber Eats drivers are staging protests over changes to their payment structure, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement.

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GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test

How does the GoPro Hero 7 compare to last year's model - and can it turn the company around?

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Is this the secret to High Street success?

Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?

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How do you solve catastrophic hyperinflation?

What could Venezuela's government learn from these five historic cases of hyperinflation?

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'Why sheep are important to my wine bar'

Sheep farmers fear a no-deal Brexit could have a "devastating" impact on rural market towns.

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Household debt: How much do we owe?

With the collapse of payday loan company Wonga and new rules on credit cards, BBC News explains debt.

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Are golden visas losing their sparkle?

As Portugal's golden visa scheme faces calls to be axed, do such initiatives that offer residency to foreign nationals do more harm than good?

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The country built on trade barriers

Brazil's protectionist policies have fostered national champions - but the walls are coming down.

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Going solo: The rise of self-employment

With the number of self-employed workers on the rise, BBC News asks why we're seeing this trend.

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The precious metal sparking a new gold rush

The race to find new sources of cobalt - the key component in smartphone and electric car batteries.

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Trump set for trade tug-of-war with EU's Juncker

Both sides have already slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of imports, but more is at stake.

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What is the government's plan for Brexit?

The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?

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Hit them in the Harleys: EU fights Trump tariffs

As the European Union plans to introduce retaliatory tariffs against the US, we take a closer look at its tactics.

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