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Planning shake-up to speed new homes

Developers will get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial land in England – as part of a plan to boost the UK’s flagging productivity.

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This 18-wheel, 40-ton truck is 100% electric

An electric, 40-ton heavy goods vehicle hit the roads of Germany, although one analyst warned they were unlikely to become common.

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Markets cheer Greece, China: So is the drama over?

Financial markets around the world surged on Friday, but market analysts are still on the side-lines about longer-term positioning.

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Ex-Aussie PM: China learns stock lesson in real time

China’s interventions to try to halt its market meltdown are significant but not unprecedented, Kevin Rudd says.

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Global oil demand to slow in 2016: IEA

The IEA has warned that the rebalancing of supply and demand in oil markets “has yet to run its course.”

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Lukoil set to fight Romania money-laundering case

The Russian oil giant plans to appeal money laundering allegations after Romanian prosecutors seized $2.2 billion worth of its assets.

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China premier promises ‘fine-tuning’ for economy

Premier Li Keqiang says China will make more targeted policy changes needs to invest “great effort” to foster economic growth.

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VIDEO: Malawi’s fishy export business

Rich in species of bright, colourful aquarium fish, Malawi does big business around the world.

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VIDEO: Africa’s Tour de France debut

The BBC’s Taurai Maduna reports on the business model driving Africa’s cycling team.