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Business warns of economic burden

Government policies are placing a cumulative burden on businesses the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned.

US manufacturing and construction slip

US manufacturing slowed by the greatest amount for six years in December, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Eurozone inflation 0.2% in December

Inflation in the eurozone remained at 0.2% in December, unchanged from November, official statistics show.

3 reasons emerging markets are set to rebound in 2016

After years of declining growth, emerging markets finally appear poised to head in the right direction in 2016.

Voyages of discovery

The Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions. Edited by Michael Church. Boydell Press; 426 pages; £25.ANY self-respecting arts-lover living in America or Europe is familiar with a smattering of writers, painters and sculptors from outside the West. But few cultural buffs could name a single...

Correction: Whatever should I do?

In a piece on historical agony aunts in our Christmas issue ("Whatever should I do?"), we described a British bigamist as having been transported to Australia before Captain Cook "discovered" the place. The two-timer may well have been shipped to another colony, such as America. Thanks to an alert...