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What's knocked markets
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
China buys US soybeans
for first time since trade war
The country's finance ministry also confirms plans to suspend higher tariffs on US-made cars.
Euro falls as 'gilets
jaunes' protests hit French economy
Business activity in France has contracted following the gilets jaunes protests, a survey suggests.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo:
The view from the edge of space
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket ship has made a successful test flight, 82.7km above the Earth's surface.
Brexit: No-deal will
near-bankrupt UK, says Branson
The Virgin founder says "quite a few" UK businesses will close if there is a no-deal Brexit.
Branson: Hard Brexit
would torpedo some Virgin firms
Sir Richard Branson has spoken out against a hard Brexit, warning it would be "an absolute disaster".
How traffic lights
became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how traffic lights became a million dollar idea.
Tourist pound now
down at close to just one dollar
Airport currency exchanges are offering rates as low as $1.05 for a pound
Why are people
spending less this Christmas?
Brexit uncertainty and rising prices in shops are influencing consumers' shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas.
ECB ends €2.5tn
eurozone QE stimulus programme
The European Central Bank confirms it is ending its massive bond-buying programme this month.
Could light bring
superfast mobile broadband indoors?
Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
Brexit gloom to hit
housing market into 2019, says RICS
Brexit uncertainty is expected to hit the property market over the next three months, surveyors say.
Is the US heading for
Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?
France 'Gilets Jaunes':
Spending cuts to fund Macron concessions
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says measures to defuse protests will be paid for by spending cuts.
Wages rises accelerate
fastest pace since 2008
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.
Love Islanders' Instagram
tips on how to make money from #ad
Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?
Urjit Patel: India's
central bank governor resigns
Urjit Patel left his post amid a reported rift between the Reserve Bank of India and the government.
UK economy slows as car
The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.
November shopper footfall
'worst since recession'
The Black Friday effect is driving more shopping online for a longer period, retail researchers say.
'The wrong investors
can lead to meltdown'
Choose investors carefully as "the wrong ones can lead to meltdown", says CEO Nikolay Piriankov.
UK house price rise
'slowest for six years'
UK house price rise 'slowest for six years'
Who really influences
the price of oil?
Does Opec still control the price of oil in today's global market?
Investor visa scheme
halted in money laundering crackdown
Ministers are suspending a "gold-plated" scheme offering foreigners a fast-track to settling in the UK.
Will Opec defy
Trump's call for low oil prices?
Oil prices recently hit 12-month lows. Opec wants to raise them, President Trump wants them lowered.
Donald Trump v the
world: US tariffs in four charts
From Spanish olives to Chinese aluminium, no corner of the world has been untouched by US trade tariffs.
Is the shopping centre
ready to check out?
They were once visions of the future, but are shopping centres now past their sell-by date?
Are free ports
Can free ports spark a post-Brexit manufacturing boom? Jonty Bloom reports from Teesside, which plans to become the UK's first free port.
Why Switzerland is worried
about UK trade after Brexit
Switzerland may not be a European Union member - but has good reason to closely watch Brexit proceedings.
Black Friday: How
sales have changed how we spend
British consumers are now buying more in November than in December.
Should we pay people
for donating blood?
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
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