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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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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