MEAT IS MEAT: A man sells raw ham during the Paris international agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris. (Loic Venance, AFP)
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Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal.
Europe's main stock markets have finished the week mostly higher with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index hitting an intra-day record high.
France will soon hand over to Austria tax data linked to leaked client data of lender HSBC Holdings after admitting failings in compliance at its Swiss private bank.
US stocks have held near the unchanged mark, following data on economic growth and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment.
The Bank of England is expected to increase the interest rates because the factors that have pushed down inflation sharply are largely transitory.
London's stock market has hit a record high, rounding off a successful week for European indices thanks to a deal on Greece's bailout and positive company results.
British consumers have turned more upbeat as faster pay growth and low inflation make them more confident about their finances, ahead of the national elections.
Russia plans to spend more than $50bn from its emergency Reserve Fund in 2015 as falling oil prices cause the government's deficit to rise.