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The school dropout who sparked a sanitary pad revolution in India
As we begin a month-long series of features on the theme of Big Data, we kick off with a Q&A answering those basic questions you were too afraid to ask.
Optimism is in the air at Europe's premier motor show
Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests.
World stock markets fall on Monday amid a growing sense of crisis over events in Ukraine, as the Russian rouble hits an all-time low.
The Australian government says it will look to repeal rules that restrict foreign investment in the struggling airline Qantas.
The UK's tax authority, HMRC, scraps plans to charge VAT on Bitcoin trading, just days after the collapse of one of the virtual currency's leading exchanges.
Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter passes $1bn (£599m) in pledges, nearly five years after its launch.
US manufacturing activity expanded at a faster-than-expected rate in February, one index suggests, despite adverse weather conditions.
Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung is found guilty of five counts of money laundering by a court in Hong Kong.
Russia's rouble has fallen to a fresh all-time low against both the dollar and the euro after the political turmoil in Ukraine intensified.
Ukraine-Russia conflict sends gas and oil prices higher
Perth-based Stagecoach says it is to spend more than £100m on new vehicles this year in a "record order".
Microsoft founder Bill Gates regains the top spot as the world's richest person, according to Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
Luxembourg takes on London for China's currency business
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote talks about his journey to success, why he is finally getting into the oil industry and how he avoids corruption.
UK manufacturing grew faster than expected in February, with employment in the sector expanding at its fastest pace in almost three years.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed for the first time in five months in February, a closely-watched survey suggests.
South Korea's president Park Geun-hye nominates bank veteran Lee Ju-yeol to succeed Kim Choong-soo as governor of the Bank of Korea on 1 April.
Japan Display, the world's largest maker of smartphone screens, says it plans to raise $4bn in a public share flotation.