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China's September imports fall 17.7% in yuan-denominated terms, while exports fall 1.1%, official figures show.
Shares in Asia were largely in negative territory in early trade on Tuesday, despite a higher close on Wall Street.
Luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has seen a rise in revenue from increased wine and spirit sales.
Labour says it will now oppose plans to force future governments to keep a budget surplus, prompting anger among some of its MPs.
Barclays is to appoint former JP Morgan banker Jes Staley as its new chief executive.
Legalising cannabis could generate hundreds of millions of pounds a year in tax and cut costs for the police and prisons, a government study finds.
Making online dating a lot more female friendly
Can Whitney Wolfe repeat the success of Tinder with her dating app Bumble where women take the lead?
Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 ($6,643) in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
Investor victims of Bernie Madoff's "Ponzi" scheme sue auditor Ernst & Young for alleged "failure to reveal fraud".
In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, the UK government has begun spot emissions checks for other car makers. All makes of vehicle could be tested.
About 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, its UK boss said.
The Government is selling the last 14% of its holding in Royal Mail to professional investors two years after its initial privatisation.
Staying in the EU can be the "patriotic course for Britain", former M&S boss Lord Rose says as he launches the campaign for the UK to remain a member.
British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.
Volkswagen's UK managing director has apologised for letting down its customers over the diesel emissions scandal.
London's leading shares closed down, indicating that an eight-day run of gains might be coming to an end, with Rolls-Royce falling 4.2%.