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China’s exports saw biggest fall for two years in December

Image copyright AFP Chinese exports saw the steepest fall for two years in December, according to the latest trade figures. Exports from China fell 4.4% last month...

Hitachi to decide on fate of UK nuclear plant

Image copyright Horizon Nuclear The UK government’s nuclear policy is under renewed scrutiny as the firm behind a £20bn reactor in Wales looks set to halt...

US partial government shutdown becomes longest ever

Media captionJust why has the US government partially shut down? The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest ever, with no end in sight to the...

Brexit: ‘Basic questions unanswered’ on Swiss trade deal

Image copyright SAHACHAT Ministers must clarify the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with Switzerland and up to 70 non-EU countries, a Commons committee chairman has...

Christmas: How shops fared in four charts

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Most shops have reported their sales figures for the festive period. We take a look in four charts at how they fared. Ahead of...

US shutdown bites as federal workers miss payday

Media caption‘I don’t need a wall, I want money to plant crops’ Hundreds of thousands of US government workers have missed their first payday of the...

Greggs: How its vegan sausage roll stormed social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greggs – getting a taste for vegans In a week of dismal news for retail, shares in Greggs hit an all-time high on the...

Winter likely to finish off some energy firms, analysts say

Image copyright Getty Images More small energy suppliers are likely to go bust this winter, analysts say, leading to potential disruption and higher costs for customers....

Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of overseas sellers have been evicted from online marketplaces in the UK such as Amazon and eBay owing to a tax crackdown....

Flybe rescued by Virgin and Stobart

Image copyright Empics Flybe is being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. It will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand,...