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China will reduce coal consumption and boost energy efficiency as part of efforts to lessen air pollution, according to an action plan released by the government.
The European Central Bank says it will start printing money to buy bonds next Monday and delivered a robust economic outlook.
IT firm Dimension Data is on track to reach $8bn in revenues this year, maintaining double digit growth led by its push into data centres, the firm's chief executive says.
Europe's main stock markets have finished the day mixed with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.71% to 6 911.80 points.
Australia's booming resources industry is going bust as the prices of iron ore and coal, the country's two biggest export earners, have plunged during the last two years.
British Airways has "done the double" at the Superbrands 2015 awards, winning both the business and consumer titles.
South African Airways Cargo has been named the African Cargo Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo.
The euro has dived to another 11.5-year low, one day after the European Central Bank announced it would launch its massive stimulus package next week.