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BBC Business News
- Mining firms pull FTSE 100 higher
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:55:53 GMT
Mining shares pull the London market higher after Glencore announces it is cutting its zinc production by a third.
- Glencore cuts zinc output by a third
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:33:49 GMT
Embattled mining giant Glencore says it is slashing its zinc production in reaction to a 30% plummet in the commodity's price in the past few months.
- Central banks 'need to be courageous'
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:26:44 GMT
Central banks in the UK and the US "need to be courageous" and raise rates, says former Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance.
- Lagarde: China not all 'doom and gloom'
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:03:02 GMT
The head of the International Monetary Fund tells the BBC that the outlook for China, the world's second-largest economy, is not all "doom and gloom".
- Liverpool biggest challenge - Klopp
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:41:04 GMT
New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp describes the Anfield job as "the biggest challenge" in world football.
- Scottish Ebola nurse back in isolation
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:32:45 GMT
A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is readmitted to an isolation unit in London following an "unusual late complication".
- NI celebrates Euro 2016 qualification
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:26:01 GMT
Northern Ireland football fans have been celebrating in the streets of Belfast after the team qualified for its first major tournament in 30 years.
- China faces smoking 'death epidemic'
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:07:06 GMT
A new study warns that a third of all men currently under the age of 20 in China will die prematurely if they do not give up smoking.