20 November 2014 Last updated at 21:21 ET

UK drops EU bankers' pay challengeBankers' bonus cap

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.

William Ruprecht Sotheby's chief executive steps down

The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

Aluminium scrapUS Senate grills banks on commodities

Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.

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China's bullet train Designed in China

A series asking whether the world's factory can become a world-class design centre

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Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

Squeeze ends for the long-term employed

Living standards are still being squeezed, but not for those in steady long-term work.

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Kamal Ahmed Article written by Kamal Ahmed Kamal Ahmed Business editor

RBS struggles against never-ending fines

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan knows he has more bad stuff to clear out before he has any chance of hitting clear blue water

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Linda Yueh Article written by Linda Yueh Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent

G20 summit: Much promised, less delivered

The G20 summit of world leaders has delivered more than expected on some issues, but somewhat less on others.

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BBC Global 30 7872.61 Up 2.96 0.04%

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