11:32 UK time, Monday, 9 December 2013
The UK government says the country is open for business - many British brands are foreign-owned - but equally many British companies make a tidy profit overseas.
Output in the UK construction industry rose by 2.2% in October, fuelled by a big increase in house building, the Office for National Statistics says.
The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future, MPs say, but campaigners brand their report a "whitewash".
Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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