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The Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions insist the Heineken Cup will go ahead next season.
Two leading economists disagree.
Paul Flowers was forced out of Co-op Bank and Co-op Group over his lavish expenses claims, but he continued to be paid tens of thousands of pounds after quitting.
BBC Chief Business Correspondent Linda Yueh investigates claims that inequality is hampering growth.
The head of Serco's UK and Europe business steps down as the security firm attempts to "refresh" its relationship with the government following overcharging allegations.
Janet Yellen is set to become the next head of the US Federal Reserve after her nomination is approved by a key Senate committee.
UK car production in October rose at the fastest pace so far this year, figures from the industry's trade body show.
BBC Chief Business Correspondent Linda Yueh looks at the winners and losers of China's economic reforms.
Finance ministers in the eurozone are losing patience with Greece, says Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, as the country submits its 2014 budget.
Microsoft mobile chief on Windows Phone 8 fighting back
Eurozone business activity slows in November, a closely watched survey suggests, casting doubt on the strength of the region's economic recovery.
The UK's public finances improved in October, as a recovering economy and housing market boosted tax revenues, according to official figures.
Why didn't regulators act on doubts over Co-op Bank?
Japan's main share index closes at a six-month high after positive news from the country's central bank and a weakening yen boost investor sentiment.
Plenty of demand for planes, but is there enough airspace?
Tackling South Africa's youth unemployment crisis
The US winemaker who says that thanks to his automated wine-making machine anyone can now make decent wine at home.
Chancellor George Osborne is to order an independent inquiry into how Paul Flowers was deemed a suitable chairman of the Co-op Bank.
Federal Reserve officials say they aim to trim the central bank's stimulus efforts in the near future, minutes from their October meeting reveal.
World's leading carmakers show off their latest designs