Last updated on Monday 22nd December 2014 07:43:21 GMT
- Job creation likely in 2015 says CBI
Half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones, the CBI business lobby group says.
- Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
- City workers expect bigger bonuses
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
- South Korea cuts growth forecasts
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
- Asian shares higher in thin trade
Asian markets headed higher on Monday, although trading was thin at the start of a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
- NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
- Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
- First UK reservists join Ebola fight
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.
- Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
- A&E has 'worst week' in England
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.
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