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House prices rose by 1.1% in November compared with the previous month and were up 7.7% from a year earlier, the Halifax says.
Osborne wants 'balanced' recovery
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending.
JCB announces plans for 2,500 jobs
Industrial vehicle manufacturer JCB announces plans to create 2,500 new jobs as part of a £150m expansion of its business.
Qantas credit rating cut to 'junk'
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
Germany raises growth forecasts
Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
Microsoft disrupts ZeroAccess botnet
Microsoft and law enforcement agencies disrupt ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets responsible for millions in fraud losses.
JP Morgan in cyber hack warning
JP Morgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.
Jaguar Land Rover invests in Brazil
Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to build a £240m car plant in Brazil capable of producing 24,000 vehicles a year.
Zero borrowing forecast for 2018-19
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
Bank holds rates at record low
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
GM withdraws Chevrolet from Europe
US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
US economy grows faster than thought
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
ECB keeps rates at record low
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.
US fast-food workers in strike
Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
Probe targets diesel filter problems
An increase in problems with diesel fuel filters has led to an industry investigation, the BBC has learnt.
Universal Credit 2017 deadline slips
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
VIDEO: Osborne: 'No quick fix'
The Chancellor George Osborne says there is "no quick fix", and that Britain must "stick to the plan".
VIDEO: How will the Autumn Statement affect you?
How will George Osborne's Autumn statement affect your budget?
VIDEO: 'Pension age should track life length'
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the date the state pension age rises to 68 will be brought forward.
VIDEO: Interns fight back after unpaid work
Samira Hussain reports on how interns are fighting back and successfully suing companies after having to work for free.
VIDEO: Glastonbury's 'mootel' solar farm
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis explains why he covered the roof of his cow shed in solar panels.
VIDEO: Peston: Public spending 'at 1948 levels'
The BBC's business editor said the Autumn Statement figures showed public spending would be "back at 1948 levels" if George Osborne's targets prove to be accurate.
VIDEO: Autumn Statement: Views from Trafford
How has the chancellor's Autumn Statement been received? The BBC hears from the union Unison and an estate agents' body.
VIDEO: Autumn Statement: Your reaction
The BBC's Paul Lewis takes a look at the public reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement.
The plan is working, says Osborne
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
English rail fare rises curbed
Commuters across England will now pay 3.1% more on average for regulated train tickets from next month, instead of a rise of 4.1%.
Welfare cap to start in 2015
A cap on total government welfare spending will start in 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announces.
Australia and S Korea in trade deal
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
Moody's says Spain economy improves
Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
Eurozone recovery 'loses momentum'
The eurozone "lost some momentum" in November, a closely-watched survey says, with private sector activity slowing slightly.
The boss who says he was born to lead
A profile of Danish software entrepreneur and multimillionaire Tommy Ahlers who says he was born to be a leader.
How bees drove one firm's success
Greek couple Niki and Nikos Koutsianas explain how their shared love and interest in bees and natural products have driven their firm’s success.
Africa's first start-up bus hits the road
StartupBus, a programme for entrepreneurs to identify and solve an existing, local problem by using technology, has its first outing in Africa.
Virgin joins Formula E racing series
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
Brazil to miss Fifa stadium deadline
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
Football club asks crowd for funds
East Fife Football Club becomes the first club in Scotland to turn to crowdfunding to raise finance to develop its grounds.
Interns fight against unpaid work
The young workers fighting against unpaid work
How a seaweed obsession paid off
How an unusual passion led to a successful business
What the Autumn Statement means for you
What the chancellor's statement means for you
Analysis: Old age pensions
'Born today, work till 77'
Sudan hopes tech will transform farming
Could this tech transform Sudanese agriculture?
Where does our power come from?
Where does all our energy come from?
In pictures: Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
Booming Canada recruits British and Irish workers
Booming Canadian economy attracts British workers
Should we fear the growth of Huawei?
Should we fear the rise of Chinese telecoms group Huawei?