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Japan posts best growth streak since 2001

Image copyrightGetty Images Japan’s economy has expanded for seven quarters in a row in the longest period of growth in more than a decade. Data showed gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualised rate of 1.4% between July and September. The solid quarterly result comes after more than four …

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Diamond fetches $33.7m at auction

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 163 carat diamond was the largest of its kind to go under the hammer A diamond necklace featuring a flawless 163-carat diamond – the largest of its kind to be auctioned – has fetched $33.5m (£25.5m) at a Christie’s event in …

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Green planet

Image copyrightDubai Media OfficeImage caption UAE’s planned Mars domes are intended as a dress rehearsal for growing food on Mars itself One thing you can’t accuse the United Arab Emirates of lacking is vision. First they unveiled plans to launch a Mars probe. Then it was an ambition to colonise …

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Printing ears and noses

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSwedish firm Cellink can print human ears and noses Erik Gatenholm grins widely as he presses the start button on a 3D printer, instructing it to print a life-size human nose. It sparks a frenzied 30-minute burst of energy from the printer, …

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Davis moves to reassure the City

Image copyrightGetty Images David Davis moved to reassure the City today in a speech to UBS. He said he hoped to get agreement on a time limited Brexit implementation period “very early next year”. He stressed it depends on the EU negotiators obtaining a mandate to agree it but if …

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Lawyers seek Uber sex assault mass suit

Image copyrightGetty Images Uber is facing group litigation over its safety practices after complaints of sexual assault committed by drivers. The suit accuses Uber of creating “a system for bad actors to gain access to vulnerable victims”. It says the firm has resisted changes, such as more stringent background checks, …

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Diamond fetches $33.5m at auction

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 163 carat diamond was the largest of its kind to go under the hammer A diamond necklace featuring a flawless 163-carat diamond – the largest of its kind to be auctioned – has fetched $33.5m (£25.5m) at a Christie’s event in …

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Deliveroo moves on benefits for riders

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWill Shu, Deliveroo’s boss, says the law needs to change to catch up with the modern economy The food delivery firm Deliveroo has said it will pay sickness and injury benefits to its 15,000 riders in the UK if the law is …

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Deliveroo to protect riders from violence

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Last month, drivers working for Deliveroo and UberEats were among five people injured by moped riders in north London. The food delivery company Deliveroo is introducing safety measures to try to protect its riders from violence. It follows acid attacks in London last month, where the victims …

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Can we rely on the Germans?

Image copyrightGetty Images Fact: BMW, VW and Mercedes sold nearly 600,000 cars in the UK last year. It is their biggest external market in the EU. Hypothesis: The powerful German car industry will lean on Angela Merkel to lean on Michel Barnier to secure tariff-free trade between UK and EU. …

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