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Email error reveals bank's EU project

The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.

Yellen: US rates may rise this year

The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".

Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Cost of rent 'up 4.6% in a year'

The cost of renting a home rose by 4.6% in the year to the end of April, the fastest rise since November 2010, an agency group says.

UK job quality stalls for first time

A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.

Ecclestone challenges £1bn tax move

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes to court to challenge the legal basis of assessments that have left him facing a UK tax claim of more than £1bn.

Nationwide's profits rise 54% to £1bn

Nationwide building society reports a 54% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £1.04bn as it regains its position as the UK's second-largest mortgage lender.

Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data

A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.

Watchdog investigates lubricant deal

Reckitt Benckiser's possible acquisition of the K-Y brand "could lead to higher prices for personal lubricants", says the UK's competition watchdog.

Mazda and Mitsubishi recall more cars

Two more Japanese car giants - Mazda and Mitsubishi - are recalling 630,000 cars to replace faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Costa owner appoints female boss

Whitbread, the company that owns Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, is to become the sixth FTSE 100 company with a female chief executive.

Pickpockets close Eiffel Tower

Famous Parisian landmark the Eiffel Tower is closed to tourists after staff walked out complaining about the growing number of pickpockets.

South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear

As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.

VIDEO: Madagascar's organic riches

With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.

VIDEO: 'Make In India': Is it working?

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks for signs of progress in the plan to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.

VIDEO: Who makes money out of YouTube?

Ali Moore asks YouTube's Global Head of Music Partnerships Christophe Muller, who makes money out of YouTube?

VIDEO: The Narendra Modi village coach trip

Fans of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, can now enjoy an excursion to his hometown of Vadnagar.

VIDEO: Value of S Korea's education system

When it comes to education in South Korea, the demand is so strong it accounts for 12% of all consumer spending.

VIDEO: Is cash no longer king?

For the first time in Britain paying without cash is more popular than using notes and coins.

VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?

Whose face should grace the new note?

The UK town that loves solar power

Where is the solar 'capital' of the UK?

Why measure feet with iPads?

Why a shoe company measures kids' feet with iPads

How criminal charges became another day at the office for banks

How do you make the banks listen?

Why the productivity gap?

Why UK output is even lower than that of Italy's

The growth of pet crematoriums

The growing popularity of pet crematoriums and cemeteries

Vodafone leads FTSE 100 higher

Vodafone was the star performer on the FTSE 100 in Friday trading, adding 4.64%, as the benchmark index made modest gains.

How do you measure inequality?

What is the best way to calculate inequality?


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