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Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone loses a custody battle over a rare "super car" she gave to an ex-boyfriend as a birthday gift.
The International Monetary Fund raises its growth forecast for the global economy, and the UK economy in particular.
A senior Italian cleric, already on trial over fraud claims, has also been charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank, police say.
Actor Matt Damon has been presented with the Crystal Award at the start of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos.
Chief executives in the UK are among the most confident in the world, a survey by business services group PwC finds.
A former Halliburton manager who admitted destroying evidence in the inquiry into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is given a year's probation.
Nik Gowing travels to Davos to see how this once remote farming community in Switzerland transforms into the host for the World Economic Forum.
Super League agrees a deal with energy supplier First Utility to become the competition's sponsor for the next three years.
French engineering firm Alstom warns that its full year profit margin will miss targets, sending its shares plunging 14%.
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports a rise in full-year profits, helped by an increase in sales in emerging markets.
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse reports a modest rise in revenue as many consumers hold off buying a new phone until 4G contracts are more widely available.
Shares in China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - rise after reports say it is in talks to buy IBM's low-end server business.
China's central bank injects fresh liquidity into the country's large commercial banks ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday later this month.
General Electric's aircraft leasing and financing arm confirms it has placed an order for 40 Boeing planes worth $4bn (£2.3bn) at list prices.
BBC News explains the history and shifting focus of the World Economic Forum in Davos - in 90 seconds.
As firms store an increasing amount of data, the demand for custom-built data centres is on the rise.
Zoopla will end their sponsorship of West Brom at the end of the season over Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture.
Barcelona will stay at their iconic Nou Camp stadium after announcing a £495m (600m euros) redevelopment.
KPMG is being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over its handling of the troubled Co-operative bank's accounts.
An off-the-wall advert for an old banger has landed an unemployed Swedish man with a dream role.