28 July 2014 Last updated at 00:10

Bidding starts for fracking licencesFracking facility

The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later, the government announces.

wallet'Community banks' to avert debt trap

The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.

Central Bank of Russia, MoscowRussia's surprise interest rate rise

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".

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    Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark with the latest news and views on business.

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    A young Yorkshire duo try to impress Peter Jones by eating their own product - dog food.

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    Pension freedom and responsibility; the pros and cons of P2P; and tax credits deadline.

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