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No-deal Brexit likely to cause UK recession, says watchdog
The Office for Budget Responsibility says the economy could shrink if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
UK workers who lose jobs to AI will be retrained
The government launches a scheme to retrain workers whose jobs may vanish because of automation.
Top London home prices 'falling fastest' amid UK slowdown
Detached London homes fell in value by over Â£50,000 in a year, but many regions see house price rises.
Tourists facing travel money 'shock' this summer
Tourists are getting less than a euro for their pounds in some foreign exchange kiosks.
Ferry companies warn of gridlock in no-deal Brexit
Freight companies have told Newsnight they will refuse boarding to lorries that do not have the right paperwork.
Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.
Wage growth at highest rate since 2008
Official figures also show a record number in employment as the labour market remains "strong".
Facebook's Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin
Steven Mnuchin joins other powerful voices in warning that the cryptocurrency could be misused.
China's economy grows at slowest pace since 1990s
China's economy has been slowing despite Beijing's efforts to boost spending and cut taxes.
Two million workers could become eligible for statutory sick pay
The government says it wants to extend eligibility to the lowest paid employees.
New face of the Bank of England's Â£50 note is revealed as Alan Turing
The note - once called the currency of corrupt elites - gets a makeover with the image of a computer pioneer.
Scottish wind power output at record high
Research suggests turbines could power over four million homes in a "wind energy revolution".
World Trade: Is Trump undermining a key dispute court?
The US government has been blocking the appointment of judge to a key international trade court, we ask why?
The tropical islands that fell into ruin
A picture of decline mars Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a number of island resorts lie derelict.
What's gone wrong with Brazil's economy?
The hopes for a resurgent Brazilian economy have receded since the election of Jair Bolsonaro.
What have economists been getting wrong?
Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.
Why the bicycle's future looks bright
The bicycle ushered in a manufacturing revolution as well as a social one, and is doing so again.
What can bees teach economists about how markets work?
The relationship between bees, honey and apple trees offers surprising insights about financial markets.
Lavazza boss: bringing new blood into the family firm.
CEO Secret: How family-owned coffee firm Lavazza brought in new blood in its bid to go global.
Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots
Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses.
Rory Cellan-Jones: 'My proton beam therapy diary'
Rory Cellan-Jones kept a video diary of the proton beam therapy he received for his eye tumour.
Thomas Cook boss: 'Our customers' holidays are secure'
Struggling Thomas Cook, which is planning a Â£750m cash injection, seeks to reassure customers.
An artisan baker's recipe for success
How do you make a business rise like a bread roll in the oven?
How the cash machine became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the ATM or cash machine became a million dollar idea.