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A further 333 jobs are saved at steel company Caparo, administrators PwC announce.
Online retailer Amazon says it has its biggest sales day ever in the UK as shoppers rush to buy bargains on Black Friday.
Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?
Interest of up to 4% will be paid on new Help to Buy Isas - accounts aimed at helping potential property buyers save for a deposit.
How the government will boost your savings to help buy a home
Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.
A Swiss court convicts a former HSBC worker for economic espionage and sentences him to five years in jail in absentia.
The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks.
Mining shares drag the FTSE 100 lower, with Anglo American leading the falls after it said it would close its Drayton coal mine in Australia.
Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.
Money is not stretching as far for consumers as Zambia faces rising inflation and a plunging currency.
Steelmakers in South Africa are demanding more protection for the domestic marketplace.
Confidence among shoppers in Germany has dipped according to a survey, amid worries over Europe's largest economy.
Prasanto K Roy spent about $500,000 on India's first certified eco-house in the capital Delhi.
Indian CEO of Australian firm Euro Solar, Satish Patel, shares his plans to expand his business back home.
Africa's richest woman talks about the obstacles to economic growth in Angola.
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of the year, official figures have confirmed, dragged down by a widening trade gap.
HSBC closes its private banking arm in India, where the increasing number of wealthy individuals has led to intense competition for their business.
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.