BBC News - Business 9 February 2018

US markets open higher amid volatility

Wall Street continues its week of ups and downs, with US shares opening higher.

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UK trade deficit widens in December

The gap between exports and imports rises, while the closure of a key oil pipeline hits industrial output.

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Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

The new route from the channel tunnel rail service is due to start in April.

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Mirror buys Express titles from Richard Desmond

Trinity Mirror agrees to buy titles including the Daily Express, the Daily Star and OK! magazine.

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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies.

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Bank deputy governor urges calm on markets

Ben Broadbent tells the BBC this week's sharp market falls put values at levels of a few months ago.

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Shutdown averted as Trump signs budget bill

The second US shutdown in less than a month lasted five hours before Congress passed a budget deal.

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An investor's guide to the 'fear index'

The VIX "fear index" measures expectations of future share price movements - so how does it work?

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Immigrants in South Africa weave their way to success

Street hairdressing is a popular occupation for many immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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