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A Chinese consortium buys Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru in a $6bn all-cash deal, marking one of China's largest mining acquisitions.
Did a 1992 fraud trial put City titans beyond the reach of law?
Thirty years ago Britain did not have a self-storage industry. Now it's the biggest in Europe. Who are the canny entrepreneurs who have grown rich selling empty space?
Can coal become the low carbon energy of the future?
A profile of Henry Engelhardt, the boss of insurance group Admiral, and why he wants his staff to have fun.
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
Lord Myners accuses critics of misunderstanding his approach to reforming the Co-op, saying he supports the Co-operative model.
House of Fraser sells an 89% stake in its UK department store business to Chinese conglomerate Sanpower in a deal worth £480m.
The European Union must do more" to lead worldwide efforts to limit climate change, the UK government says.
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.
European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, says he is ready to provide "further stimulus" if the euro remains strong and inflation low.
A UN report on climate change is expected to call for a trebling of the planet's use of renewable energy to reduce the risks of global warming.
The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
Foreign buyers dominate London's luxury home market
US banking giant JPMorgan has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it has blamed on its mortgage business.
Red bills and red rags in Russia's dispute with Ukraine