16 April 2014 Last updated at 11:33

Wage rises catch up with inflationcrowd of people

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.


A Job Centre sign UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

National People's Congress exteriorChina's 7.4% growth beats forecast

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Linda Yueh Article written by Linda Yueh Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent

Why China is doing better

China's economic growth of 7.4% in the first quarter is in line with the country's 2014 annual year-on-year target of about 7.5% growth.

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