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Australia’s auto industry crashes in slow motion

There has been a car industry in Australia for about as long as there have been cars. But soon, the last of the continent’s auto plants will go dark.

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Oil price falls on energy forecast

The price of oil falls further after a report from the International Energy Agency forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

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US oil ends below $58 for first time since May 2009

Oil prices fell to their lowest since 2009 on concerns over a global supply glut and a sluggish demand outlook.

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Wife awarded third of £1bn wealth

A judge decides the American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn will get a third of his wealth – not half – in a further ruling on their High Court divorce case.

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WTO talks fail to clinch trillion dollar tariff cuts

Talks on cutting trade tariffs on hundreds of information technology goods failed to reach agreement on Friday.

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Premier League opens TV rights sale

The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights for three seasons from 2016.

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Pensioner bonds to pay 2.8% and 4%

New pensioner bonds are to carry market-leading interest rates, the government announces, with the products due to be launched in January.

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Italy strikes over labour reforms

A general strike halts transport and other public services across Italy, in a challenge to Prime Minister Renzi’s labour market reforms.

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FTSE down as energy shares fall

Falling oil prices and disappointing economic data from China combine to push the FTSE 100 down sharply.

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Fifa set to face new finance checks

Swiss politicians pass a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee.