28 December 2014 Last updated at 08:24

Shoppers flock to Boxing Day salesShoppers at the Selfridges store in central London

Shoppers across the UK descend on their High Street stores for the annual Boxing Day sales.

File photo dated 20/10/2014 of tourists taking a photograph outside Buckingham PalaceTourists 'to spend record levels'

Spending by tourists visiting the UK is set to reach record levels in 2015, with the government forecasting that overseas visitors will splash out £22bn.

Japanese national flagJapan's savings rate turns negative

New data from Japan shows the challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he seeks to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

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