18 December 2014 Last updated at 04:45 ET

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UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.


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President Vladimir Putin insists Russia's under-fire currency will stabilise, but warns the country's economic crisis could last two years.

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US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.

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