22 July 2014 Last updated at 07:57 ET

UK house sales 'highest since 2007'Houses

UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits VenezuelaChina signs Venezuela oil deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves 10 Downing Street Public borrowing at £11.4bn in June

The government borrowed more than expected in June, and has failed to reduce public sector borrowing since the beginning of the fiscal year, official figures show.

Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

Half a cheer for depression's end

On Friday we will have either the most symbolically important or the most pointless economic event of recent times, when the depression in Britain caused by the banking crisis is finally declared officially over.

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