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China's currency reserves plunge (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:53:16 GMT)
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.

North Sea could lose 150 platforms (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:24:26 GMT)
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.

Warning about 'inflated' broadband costs (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:28:48 GMT)
British manufacturers are paying 'inflated' sums to secure fast enough internet access, according to EEF - the manufacturers' organisation.

Japan's markets lower after US jobs (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:09:59 GMT)
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 opens lower following falls in the US after disappointing job numbers.

Sugar tax 'not taken off the table' (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:51:33 GMT)
The prime minister "has not taken a sugar tax off the table", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the BBC.

MPs challenge 'unclear' bank tax rules (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:44:20 GMT)
Chancellor George Osborne is asked to clarify whether banks can use the cost of fines for wrongdoing to reduce the amount of tax they pay.

German arm of Maple Bank shut down (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:15:50 GMT)
The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.

US economy adds 151,000 jobs in January (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:23:55 GMT)
The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January, helping to push the country's unemployment rate down to 4.9%, official figures show.

'No UK crimes' by flash crash trader (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:12:30 GMT)
Navinder Sarao, the "flash crash" trader, should not be extradited to the United States because the offences he is accused of were not crimes in the UK, his lawyers said.

HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:02:00 GMT)
HSBC reaches a settlement with the US government over dubious lending and foreclosure practices that contributed to the financial crisis.

Oil price fall 'good for UK economy' (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:53:44 GMT)
The fall in oil prices has been a "net good" for the economy, Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent tells the BBC.

VW delays publishing its results (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:58:43 GMT)
Volkswagen says it will not release its results nor hold its shareholders' meeting on time, as it needs more time to work out its accounts as a result of last year's emissions crisis.

Lord King joins Aston Villa board (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:35:41 GMT)
Former Governor of the Bank of England Lord King joins the board of directors at Premier League strugglers Aston Villa.

GPS error caused 'havoc' for companies (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:52:02 GMT)
Several companies were hit by hours of system warnings after 15 GPS satellites broadcast the wrong time, according to time-monitoring company Chronos.

VIDEO: Why is make-up a hard sell in India? (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:09:01 GMT)
The BBC's Yogita Limaye speaks to Vivek Bali, Sephora's India chief executive.

VIDEO: Are car sales gauge of India's growth? (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:08:50 GMT)
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan went to test the mood at the Delhi Auto Show 2016.

VIDEO: Chinese wedding photos - in London (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:29:23 GMT)
BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.

VIDEO: Super Bowl 50: In numbers (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:14:05 GMT)
Super Bowl 50, American football's showstopper takes place this weekend between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The BBC takes a look at the numbers.

VIDEO: How will young find jobs in future? (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:31:09 GMT)
Colm O'Regan looks at geo-demographics and the future of work.

VIDEO: New SA train on track for growth (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:30:09 GMT)
How an urban train network is expanding in the South African city of Johannesburg.

VIDEO: China's new year helps abalone sales (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:38:58 GMT)
Abalones, or marine snails, are a much sought-after delicacy in Asia with demanding peaking around the Chinese new year - and many are sourced from South Africa.

VIDEO: Red tape strangles trade in DR Congo (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:22:58 GMT)
Companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are getting angry about bureaucracy.

The potato farmer who made millions (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:27:20 GMT)
The potato farmer who made millions

Calls to legalise betting in India (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:16:15 GMT)
The clamour to legalise sports betting in India

How social media is transforming the fashion industry (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:08:40 GMT)
How social media is transforming the fashion industry

Carnival cancelled in budget cuts (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:12:20 GMT)
The Brazilian cities that can't afford to party

Are economics degrees fit for purpose? (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:13:32 GMT)
Are economics degrees fit for purpose?

What do trade agreements do? (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:30:40 GMT)
How trade agreements work

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Brooklyn wins best film award (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:36:17 GMT)
Brooklyn is named film of the year at the Evening Standard Film Awards, beating frontrunner 45 Years.

Revenant director wins top award (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:30:25 GMT)
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.

Inside Out wins big at Annie Awards (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:36:07 GMT)
Inside Out is the big winner at this year's Annie Awards for animation, winning 10 prizes including best film.

Hot Licks singer Hicks dies at 74 (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:07:42 GMT)
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician with the acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, dies at the age of 74.

Zayn Malik debuts at number one (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:01:04 GMT)
Zayn Malik's debut single, Pillowtalk, has gone straight to the top of the UK singles charts.

Wogan's funeral set for next week (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:20:16 GMT)
The funeral of Sir Terry Wogan will take place next week and will be a private family service, the BBC says.

LeBlanc 'amazed' by Top Gear reaction (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:55:49 GMT)
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc says he "can’t believe the response" to news he will co-host the new series of Top Gear, when the BBC show returns in May.

Actor declared dead after stage stunt (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:28:09 GMT)
An Italian actor left in a coma, after a hanging scene went wrong in a live theatrical production, is declared brain dead.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:10:53 GMT)
Maurice White, founder of US soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74, his brother says.

Glee star to make West End debut (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:45:44 GMT)
Glee's Amber Riley is to star in stage musical Dreamgirls when it opens in the West End in November.

Row over mid-flight Bollywood 'concert' (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:14:27 GMT)
An Indian airline suspends five crew members who let Bollywood star Sonu Nigam sing over its public address system - sparking a row on social media.

John Malkovich to direct play at Rose (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:09:37 GMT)
John Malkovich is to direct the UK premiere of Zach Helm's play Good Canary at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, this autumn.

Archers fan 'accidentally' raises £22k (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:26:40 GMT)
An Archers "accidentally" raises more than £22,000 after setting up a donation page under the name of one of the radio soap's characters.

VIDEO: Rare vinyl album gets another spin (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:42:09 GMT)
An album made by a Scottish Christian rock band is being re-released more than 40 years after it was recorded in a garage in Paisley.

VIDEO: London bus blown up for film stunt (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 13:26:48 GMT)
A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.

VIDEO: Celebrating faces full of freckles (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:09:15 GMT)
Photographer Brock Elbank is on a mission to photograph as many freckled people as possible.

VIDEO: Bollywood singer performs mid-flight (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:54:48 GMT)
An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system.

VIDEO: James Plays set for world tour (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:19:11 GMT)
A trilogy of plays depicting Scotland and England at loggerheads is set to begin a world tour.

VIDEO: Footage of Dad's Army cast unearthed (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:10:53 GMT)
News footage of the original cast of Dad's Army being interviewed has been unearthed.

VIDEO: Hamlet performed in Calais 'jungle' (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:18:59 GMT)
Shakespeare's Hamlet is performed for more than 150 migrants in Calais.

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:43:42 GMT)
More than 100 drawings and sketches go on show in London

Hollywood tackles concussion head-on (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:28:21 GMT)
New Will Smith movie tackles head injuries in sport

Russians sneak a peek at BBC's War and Peace (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:19:19 GMT)
Russians sneak a peek at BBC's Tolstoy drama

Earth Wind & Fire: How Maurice White made them a force for positivity (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:28:27 GMT)
How Maurice White made Earth Wind & Fire a force for positivity

The real-life wars of Dad's Army actor (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:32:30 GMT)
The Dad's Army star who fought in both world wars

Small theatres defy the crunch (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:15:53 GMT)
Small theatres staying afloat despite money woes

Born to redo it: Craig David on his 'crazy' career revival (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:18:15 GMT)
The surprising return of Craig David

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