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Cairn Energy founder Sir Bill Gammell is to step down as chairman after more than two decades on the board of the oil company.
Chinese manufacturing is shrinking, according to an HSBC report measuring activity in smaller factories in the country.
Phil Libin, the boss of US tech firm Evernote, is a rare breed of chief executive - one who is happy to admit his failings.
Is the traditional sari staging a comeback?
Why the prospect of a default is increasing
There are signs that the sari is back in fashion with urban Indian women, as Shilpa Kannan reports.
Nigerians have spent $6.5bn on private jets - the BBC visits one in Lagos.
The investment firm run by US billionaire Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, reports a record profit in 2013.
Some of Nigeria's key fashion and fabric people talk about their businesses.
How negative equity still troubles parts of the UK
Howard Johnson reports on the Middle East's growing space industry.
The US bank Citigroup lowers its fourth quarter and full year earnings after discovering fraud in its Mexican subsidiary.
The US economy grew at a rate of 2.4% from October to December, down from a first estimate of 3.2%, as consumer spending proved weaker than predicted.
One of India's most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, is taken into police custody after surrendering himself for arrest in a fraud case.
India's economic growth rate slowed to 4.7% in the last quarter of 2013, according to latest official figures.
The World Bank postpones a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a tough and controversial new anti-gay law.
The Chinese currency is experiencing its biggest decline since 2005, breaking a long-term rising trend.
British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
A former London Underground station used by the War Office is sold to developers for £53m ($89m).
The troubled MtGox bitcoin exchange has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports say.