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Football officials in Nigeria will implement a new code of conduct aimed at preventing future rows over bonuses for national team players.
Workers must locate 'missing' pension pots as soon as possible - a senior pensions advisor has warned.
Auditors to the troubled Co-operative Bank defend their role, saying they saw nothing that raised alarm bells ahead of its financial crisis.
Susan Allen, Director of Customer Solutions at RBS reacts to claims that customers are still having trouble with their accounts.
Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures.
Customers are still reporting problems with their RBS accounts, despite assurances from the bank that computer problems have been resolved.
UK construction picks up speed in November to reach its highest level in more than six years, bringing further evidence of economic recovery.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is looking to salvage a last-minute global trade deal, as trade ministers of member states meet in Bali, Indonesia.
David Cameron's call for an EU-China free-trade deal is rejected by the European Commission, as he visits China on a trade mission.
British Gas has been criticised for lobbying to reduce plans for insulating some of the UK’s coldest homes.
Transparency International's corruption perception survey cuts Spain's rating to put it 40th out of 177 countries after a series of recent scandals.
Workers are being urged to keep track of their pension savings with a survey suggesting that 25% of over-55s have four or more pension pots.
Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been given a boost after a US appeals court ruled in its favour.
The Italian fashion house Ferragamo is betting on Asia's love affair with luxury to offset its slowing European sales.
Shares in pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond fall 22% as the firm puts itself up for sale amid financial troubles and high-level resignations.
The British prime minister David Cameron is Shanghai on the second day of a tour of China.
Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's biggest hotel firms, could raise as much as $2.4bn (£1.4bn) through a share flotation.
India's current account deficit, a key area of concern, narrowed sharply in the July-to-September quarter, after a series of measures helps curb gold imports.