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Osborne 'wants insurance tax rise'

Millions of households could face an increase in insurance costs, following a warning that the chancellor may target premiums in next week's Budget.

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VIDEO: How do China's circuit breakers work?

As China's stock market volatility causes global headaches, BBC News looks at China's use of so-called 'circuit-breakers'.

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'Fast internet' for all by 2020 pledged

Every home and business in the UK will have access to "fast broadband" by the end of the decade, David Cameron pledges.

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Glencore shares halted ahead of sale

Embattled mining giant Glencore requests a trading halt of its Hong Kong-listed shares ahead of a proposal to sell some assets in Australia and Chile.

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Pension system 'needs reform'

The pension system in its current form fails to provide an incentive for people to save, accountancy firms PwC argues.

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