BBC News - Business 22 December 2017

Bitcoin loses third of value over week

The roller coaster ride continues for the virtual currency as it falls from almost $20,000 to $13,400.

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UK incomes see sluggish growth

Real disposable incomes in the UK grew just 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017.

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Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two lawsuits been brought on behalf of users of older iPhones in the US.

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Ladbrokes Coral bought by online rival GVC

The UK's biggest High Street bookmaker is bought by GVC, owner of Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo.

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South Korea's Lotte Group founder jailed for embezzlement

The founder of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, is sentenced to four years in prison for embezzlement.

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Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs

MPs want deposits on plastic bottles and a higher levy on packaging to protect the seas from pollution.

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Can Cyril Ramaphosa foster economic recovery?

If Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the ANC becomes South Africa's president, he will need a robust economic strategy.

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Exporting Swaziland's hand-made candles

How hand-made candles from Swaziland are competing with mass-produced rivals from China.

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