BBC News - Business 7 December 2017

General Electric to shed 12,000 jobs

The firm says that the "painful but necessary" cuts include shedding 1,100 UK posts.

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Bitcoin breaks through the $15,000 mark

The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

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UK house price growth slowing, says Halifax

UK house prices rose by an average of 3.9% in the year to November, down from 4.5% in October

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Anger at Chancellor's disability employment comments

Disability groups call for apology after Philip Hammond's comments on disabled people and work.

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Ladbrokes Coral in talks over takeover by GVC

The UK's biggest High Street bookmaker is in "detailed" talks about being taken over by online rival GVC.

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China's financial system harbours large risks, says IMF

Stress test reveals four-fifths of China's banks need more capital, as rising debt makes system vulnerable.

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San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

The city is concerned about the safety of pedestrians if there are also many robots on the pavements.

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