22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:08

Cities need more power, says studyHouses of Parliament

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.


Chinese workers packing goods at a warehouse in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade zoneChina growth slows to five-year low

China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Pound coinsPublic borrowing rises in September

Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.

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