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BBC Chief Business Correspondent; Econ Fellow, Oxford; Adjunct Prof LBS; Visiting Prof Peking Univ; BBC Talking Business with Linda Yueh

Business, Economic, and Legal Developments since 1979: Linda Yueh: Books — Linda Yueh is a fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, adjunct professor of economics at the London Business School, and visiting professor of economics at Peking University. Dr. Yueh directs the China Growth Centre at Oxford and is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance and IDEAS research centre at the London School of Economics.

Toyota recalls 1.75 million cars over various issues — Continue reading the main story Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 1.75 million vehicles worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues. The latest brake defect is found in some models of Toyota's Crown Majesta, as well as the Noah and Voxy models produced between June 2007 and 2012.

China promises much but it won't be easy — In China, anything is possible, but everything is difficult. That is how one participant at Summer Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in China, described doing business in China to me. It's not the first time that I have heard that phrase, but after listening to the speech of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and chairing a few sessions, I was duly reminded.

Alibaba prepares record breaking share sale — Next week, Alibaba is expected to sell shares for the first time in an initial public offering (IPO) in New York. It could raise $20 billion (£12bn) which would make it bigger than Facebook's IPO, which raised $16 billion in 2012 and was the previous biggest share sale for an internet company.

Australia's mining tax repealed — Australia's government has repealed a controversial mining tax after striking a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party. The 30% tax on mining profits on coal and iron ore was first introduced by the former Labor government in 2012.

Third time lucky for French President Francois Hollande? — French President Francois Hollande has reshuffled his government with a more reform-minded economy minister. In Talking Business this week, I reviewed some of the big debates, including France's ambitious reform programme. When I interviewed him in Davos in January, the French economy minister at the time, Pierre Moscovici, was insistent that France would not turn "German".

Islamic banking: growing fast but can it be more than a niche market? — For years, Islamic banks have been growing at a double digit pace. Ernst and Young (E&Y), in their latest World Islamic Banking Competitiveness report, shows the assets of Islamic banks grew at an average rate of 17% per year between 2008 and 2012.

FCA proposes payday loans cap of 0.8% per day — Plans for a cap on payday loan interest rates from January 2015 have been announced by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority. Payday loan rates should be capped at 0.8% per day of the amount borrowed, the FCA said. The regulator said the proposals were "a giant leap forward" for people that "struggle to repay" loans.

Japan reveals plans to cut corporate tax to below 30% — Japan has unveiled plans to cut the country's corporate tax to below 30% in several stages starting next year. The move is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the economy, a pledge made when he took office in December 2012.

China's Growth: Hardback: Linda Yueh — China's economic growth has transformed the country into a major economic power. Yet, the reasons for its rapid ascendancy are not well understood. This book sheds light on the key growth drivers, relying on micro level evidence to assess the macro trends.
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