News Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold his posters in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising

Egypt accounts for nearly a fifth of group's production

Royal Mail in parcel deal with Chinese firm ZJS Express

The Royal Mail's European parcels business is launching a partnership with a Chinese firm.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 15 August 2012

Russian Railways on track for float

Double-dip threat to eurozone

The embattled eurozone was on the brink of a double-dip recession today as figures revealed that the 17-nation economy shrank by 0.2% between April and June.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 14 August 2012

Japan feels pain from euro woes

Asia stocks fall against background of Japan slowdown

Asian stock markets fell today after a slowdown in Japan's growth gave investors another reason to worry about the health of the global economy.

Bank of England growth forecast in May 2011 Inflation Report

David Blanchflower: The MPC didn't have a clue and still doesn't

They expected the depth of the recession to be revised upwards

The Business Matrix: Saturday 11 August 2012

Fears rise for an Ocado debt crisis

The Business Matrix: Friday 10 August 2012

Profit at French Connection dips

Export slump sets back recovery hopes

A dramatic export collapse left the UK with a huge £10.1bn goods trade gap in June, dealing a blow to the Bank of England's hopes for a rebalancing of the economy.

Trade gap widens as exports plunge

The UK trade deficit widened to a record level in June, official figures showed today, as exports plunged across the world.

David Blanchflower: How bad must it get before Slasher Osborne is sacked?

I question whether these new self-employed jobs, especially part-time ones, are good jobs

François Hollande listens to the concerns of foie gras producers at a farm in Monlezun

Hollande vows to fight California's ban on foie gras

French fear other states in US and EU will copy law brought in after animal rights campaign

Douglas Alexander: It’s time for the Government to translate talk of a safer world into a Treaty


In the time it takes to read this article, at least one person will have died from armed violence.

Turtles crawl to freedom

More than 1,500 turtles have made a gradual escape from their farm in the United States.

Anthony Hilton: Keep calm … if euro collapses we can still carry on trading

With the drachma likely to plunge most, the biggest price cut may well be on retsina

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