BBC News - Economy Batteries to play greater role in UK energy grid 2016-12-09T13:53:05.000000Z The government has awarded its first back-up power agreements to battery storage plants. Food industry warns of higher prices without EU workers 2016-12-09T12:17:22.000000Z The UK faces higher food prices without continued access to EU workers, 30 trade associations have warned. Kenya pins its prosperity hopes on oil 2016-12-09T12:10:58.000000Z As Kenya prepares to export oil, the promise of petrodollars has generated high expectations. UK trade deficit narrows in October 2016-12-09T10:57:58.000000Z The UK trade deficit in goods and services narrowed to £2bn in October as exports rose, official figures show. The hopping robot and other tech news 2016-12-09T00:12:08.000000Z BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news Singapore to shut down 2G network 2016-12-08T23:44:57.000000Z Singapore prepares to shut down its 2G mobile phone network leaving thousands looking for a new service. Artist's Jane Austen fivers 'worth £20,000' to be found 2016-12-08T18:36:20.000000Z Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000. ECB extends bond-buying scheme but at slower pace 2016-12-08T15:45:16.000000Z The European Central Bank will extend its bond-buying scheme by nine months but cut its purchases by €20bn a month. 'Tough' year for final salary pensions 2016-12-08T12:33:03.000000Z Conditions for final-salary pension schemes will be "tough" in 2017, a review of the sector suggests, with many currently "treading water". Japan's third-quarter growth rate revised down sharply 2016-12-08T11:01:36.000000Z Japan's economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter of the year, as business investment fell.