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Business Basics Monday, 3 November, 2008, 20:00 GMT
Confused about endowment mortgages, the globalisation debate or what caused Japan's recession?

Choose from a category below to read BBC News Online's lowdown on key business issues.

How falling stock markets affect you
BBC News Online explains why the markets affect pretty much everyone, even people who don't own any shares.

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Debate: Globalisation - good or bad?
Does the spread of globalisation and rise of worldwide companies help or hinder world development?

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Q&A: Argentina's economic crisis
BBC News Online examines how a country lauded in the mid-1990s as an economic miracle could have descended into chaos.

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The facts about UK manufacturing
BBC News Online provides some facts and figures to shed light on the debate about the long-term survival of British manufacturing.

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The lowdown on student loans
The BBC's Working Lunch guides you through the expensive business of borrowing money to go to university.

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An overview of consumer rights
So you feel hard done by as a consumer, but where can you complain and what are your rights?

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Explained: the IMF and World Bank
The IMF and the World Bank were established in 1944 and designed to achieve different but complementary ends.

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How do mergers happen?
Hostile takeovers, white knights and dawn raids can all be part of the merger process. BBC News Online unpicks the jargon.
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