23:53 UK time, Sunday, 12 May 2013
China is seen as the factory of the world, but the biggest part of its economy is now services, not manufacturing.
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
Turkish bond yields have hit new lows as investors greeted Moody's increase in the country's credit rating to investment grade.
Spain records its first monthly trade surplus in more than 40 years as demand for imports dries up.
Dell reports a 79% fall in quarterly profits to $130m (£85m) amid falling computer sales and a takeover battle.
11:48 UK time, Thursday, 16 May 2013
Those who travel on Continental high-speed trains may wish we had them here - but few who have done the sums think there is a strong economic case for them.
05:07 UK time, Thursday, 16 May 2013
The costs of the court-approved scheme for BP to compensate businesses claiming to be hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be many billions of dollars more than the company expected. It believes vast sums are going to firms that don't deserve it.
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