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New web data powers plan for police
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

Labour warns over pension charges
Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.

China rate cut spurs global markets
A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs

RBS admits error in stress test data
State-backed bank Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) says a data error means it only just passed a European stress test of its balance sheet.

Aviva and Friends Life discuss merger
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.

Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'
James Dyson tells the BBC it's important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.

HSBC under investigation in France
HSBC's Swiss-based private banking arm confirms it has been placed under formal investigation in France, days after being accused of tax fraud by Belgium authorities.

Treasury revises debt recovery plans
Taxpayers will have longer to appeal before HM Revenue and Customs can raid their bank accounts for unpaid taxes, under revised plans released by the Treasury.

Malaysia to end fuel subsidies
Malaysia plans to end petrol and diesel subsidies from December in an attempt to save billions of dollars and reduce its fiscal deficit.

Sotheby's chief executive steps down
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

China rate cut lifts mining shares
News of an interest rate cut in China sends shares in mining companies higher, boosting the FTSE 100.

JJB Sports boss guilty of £1m fraud
The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, is convicted of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.