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VIDEO: ‘Why I swapped films for education’

Former British film producer Lord Puttnam explains his passion for reforming the education system.

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VIDEO: Microfinancing small Indian firms

How the Indian government is turning to microfinance to help entrepreneurs run their small businesses.

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GE unveils massive financial unit restructuring

GE’s plans include an immediate real estate sale worth $26 billion and a $50 billion share buyback program.

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VIDEO: India’s bid to monitor air quality

The BBC’s Pratiksha Ghildial takes a look at the economic impact of monitoring pollution in Indian cities.

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Samsung S6 Edge supply shortage

Samsung’s new flagship mobile phones go on sale today but the company says it may struggle to meet demand for its S6 Edge model.

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This could be the big factor for markets Friday

In a market looking for news, the dollar could be the story of the day Friday.

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VIDEO: ‘Screwed up behaviour is normal’

Kamal Ahmed talks to Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys, about inequalities in global financial trading markets.

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Extra flights tackle strike backlog

Easyjet will run “rescue” flights and may put bigger planes on busy routes to deal with the after-effects of two-day strike action by French air traffic controllers.

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VIDEO: Brazil’s construction sector crisis

A huge corruption scandal in Brazil is threatening many key infrastructure projects that the economy badly needs.

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Japan’s Nikkei hits 20,000 level

Investors focus on Japan as the country’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index trades above 20,000 for the first time since April 2000.