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BBC Business News
- China cuts taxes on range of imports
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:45:16 GMT
China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
- VIDEO: What's the future of high street banks?
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:54:21 GMT
The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on whether there is still a need for banks to have a high street presence, as people can access their account and perform most of their transactions online or over the phone.
- Japan shares at 15-year high on data
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:44:54 GMT
Japanese shares close at a 15-year high after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected.
- VIDEO: Cunard shipping marks 175 years
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:05:07 GMT
Three famous ocean liners are meeting in Liverpool on Monday, for a majestic display to mark the 175th anniversary of the shipping line Cunard.
- NI first minister taken to hospital
Mon, 25 May 2015 09:02:50 GMT
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is ill and has been admitted to hospital, the DUP has confirmed.
- Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days'
Mon, 25 May 2015 09:01:25 GMT
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".
- Soldier opens fire at Tunis base
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:57:21 GMT
A Tunisian soldier is shot dead after opening fire on other troops at a military base in Tunis, the country's defence ministry says.
- Nigeria bank to close over fuel
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:54:31 GMT
One of Nigeria's largest banks is closing branches because of the fuel scarcity as the shortage threatens the economy ahead of the presidential inauguration.