22 December 2014 Last updated at 00:03

CBI says job creation likely in 2015Wage slip and coins

Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.

Oil pump in BahrainOil price fall 'not Opec's fault'

Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.

North Sea oil rigNorth Sea oil summit announced

Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.

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