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Cape Town embracing mobile payments

How mobile payment apps are taking off in South Africa

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India ‘too reliant’ on China drugs

Is India too reliant on Chinese imports?

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VIDEO: India moves to shield drug production

India’s government is worried that any dispute with China could lead to India running out of essential drugs and is moving to avoid such a scenario.

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US fast food worker protests expand

US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities as the movement to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 (£9.57) an hour reaches its two-year anniversary.

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Uber taxi business valued at $40bn

Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).

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‘Colossal’ cuts to come, warns IFS

The plans set out in the Autumn Statement will require government spending cuts “on a colossal scale” after the election, an independent forecaster warns.

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Putin warns Russians of hard times

President Putin warns Russians to brace for hard times, days after the rouble suffers its biggest fall since the late 1990s.

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Anfield expansion to 59,000 to begin

Liverpool say they will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield’s capacity from about 45,500 to 59,000.

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Cuts warnings ‘hyperbolic’ – Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne says claims about the impact of spending cuts are exaggerated, as he defends his Autumn Statement.

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VIDEO: Are pomegranates key to Afghan future?

Daud Qarizadah reports on plans to replace poppies with pomegranates in Afghanistan’s agriculture industry.