BBC News - Business 26 January 2018

Davos: Trump launches attack on 'predatory' trade

The president says he will always put the US first, but insists "America First is not America alone".

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UK economic growth exceeds forecasts, ONS says

Economic growth is a better than expected 0.5% for the last three months of 2017, official figures say.

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US economy loses steam as imports surge

The 2.6% expansion in the last three months of 2017 means annual growth missed Trump's target.

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McDonnell takes aim at “big four” accountancy firms

The Shadow Chancellor says accountants must work to maximise the amount of tax their clients pay.

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China's eight-year-long smartphone growth comes to an end

The fall ends eight years' growth in the world's largest mobile phone market.

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Nutella riots: A brief history of shopping scraps

Clashes over cut-price Nutella in France are not the first time bargain hunters have turned violent.

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Personal insolvencies rise for the second year running

Nearly 100,000 individuals were declared insolvent in 2017 - a number last seen three years previously

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Amazon removes magnetic putty from website over arsenic fears

A magnetic putty toy is no longer on sale after dangerous levels of arsenic were found in a product.

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Carney calls for 'deeper relationship' with Europe

The Bank of England governor says uncertainty over the form Brexit will take continues to hit growth.

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Six male BBC presenters agree to pay cuts

Nicky Campbell, Huw Edwards and Jeremy Vine are among those to accept lower pay after a BBC pay row.

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Cocoa smuggling: 'We have no choice'

More and more cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast are smuggling their crop into Ghana.

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Apple's iPhone battery 'slowdown' to be optional

Customers will be able to switch off a feature that deliberately slows down some older handsets.

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Combating sexual harassment

Business leaders on combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination and unfair pay.

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