5 March 2015 Last updated at 01:38

China sets 2015 growth target at 7%Chinese president Xi Jinping (L) and premier Li Keqiang

China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.


BoEFraud office probes Bank auctions

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.

Shoppers pass a bakery in HamburgRetail sales boost for eurozone

Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.

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Living standards not quite back to peak

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