As it happened: US debt deal and morning business live

Key points

  • US politicians reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling, averting the possibility of default.
  • Chinese companies will be able to buy into UK nuclear power plants, Chancellor George Osborne said.
  • Workers at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland wait to see details of pay cut plan from plant owners.

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Reporting:

  • Pia Gadkari 
  • Anthony Reuben 

Last updated 17 October 2013

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