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BBC Business News
- Banks may be forced to boost reserves
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:59 GMT
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn
- Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
- VIDEO: Can Indian consumers shop for less?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:27:11 GMT
The BBC's Yogita Limaye asks if ordinary people are witnessing a real change in the cost of living due to slowing inflation.
- VIDEO: Is data the next frontier in Africa?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:58 GMT
With the vast majority of people choosing mobile phones over fixed lines, is data the next logical focus for Africa's telecommunications business?
- NHS Grampian chief to stand down
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:20:00 GMT
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.
- Paediatrician admits child sex abuse
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:16:56 GMT
A paediatrician from Greater Manchester admits grooming children online and sexually abusing young boys.
- Burkina Faso's president resigns
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:15:57 GMT
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
- Warmest UK Halloween on record
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:11:49 GMT
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.