23 November 2014 Last updated at 22:20 ET

Business confidence at five-year lowFactory worker in the UK

Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.


QEII Conference Centre, Marlborough HouseLabour mulls assets sale over deficit

The QEII Conference Centre and the Civil Service Club are among four London landmarks that Labour says could be sold off to reduce the deficit.

Pelamis wave generation deviceBody to 'accelerate' wave power

A new body to encourage development in wave energy technology is announced the day after one wave power company called in the administrators.

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A blacker fiscal hole?

Ten days before the Autumn Statement, the government still looks set to overshoot its borrowing target for the year, even though October's deficit is slightly lower than year earlier.

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