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F1 heiress loses Lamborghini battle

Tue, 2014-01-21 15:33
Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone loses a custody battle over a rare "super car" she gave to an ex-boyfriend as a birthday gift.

IMF raises UK growth forecast

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:56
The International Monetary Fund raises its growth forecast for the global economy, and the UK economy in particular.

Vatican cleric 'laundered millions'

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:56
A senior Italian cleric, already on trial over fraud claims, has also been charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank, police say.

VIDEO: Damon starts Davos with Bono joke

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:50
Actor Matt Damon has been presented with the Crystal Award at the start of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos.

UK bosses 'most confident' in world

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:49
Chief executives in the UK are among the most confident in the world, a survey by business services group PwC finds.

Probation for ex-Halliburton manager

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:41
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.

VIDEO: How Davos prepares for... Davos

Tue, 2014-01-21 13:40
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 new sponsorship

Tue, 2014-01-21 07:02
Super League agrees a deal with energy supplier First Utility to become the competition's sponsor for the next three years.

Alstom's profit hit as orders fall

Tue, 2014-01-21 06:57
French engineering firm Alstom warns that its full year profit margin will miss targets, sending its shares plunging 14%.

Emerging markets boost Unilever

Tue, 2014-01-21 05:26
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports a rise in full-year profits, helped by an increase in sales in emerging markets.

Carphone waits for 4G phone boost

Tue, 2014-01-21 04:09
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.

Lenovo shares up on IBM deal reports

Tue, 2014-01-21 03:12
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 injects fresh cash into banks

Tue, 2014-01-21 00:42
China's central bank injects fresh liquidity into the country's large commercial banks ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday later this month.

Boeing confirms $4bn order from GE

Mon, 2014-01-20 21:48
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.

VIDEO: Davos explained in 90 seconds

Mon, 2014-01-20 20:38
BBC News explains the history and shifting focus of the World Economic Forum in Davos - in 90 seconds.

Inside a custom-built data centre

Mon, 2014-01-20 20:00
As firms store an increasing amount of data, the demand for custom-built data centres is on the rise.

West Brom sponsor quits over Anelka

Mon, 2014-01-20 19:03
Zoopla will end their sponsorship of West Brom at the end of the season over Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture.

Barcelona to stay at Nou Camp

Mon, 2014-01-20 16:43
Barcelona will stay at their iconic Nou Camp stadium after announcing a £495m (600m euros) redevelopment.

Probe into KPMG over Co-op handling

Mon, 2014-01-20 13:57
KPMG is being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over its handling of the troubled Co-operative bank's accounts.

Used car ad helps Swede find job

Mon, 2014-01-20 13:54
An off-the-wall advert for an old banger has landed an unemployed Swedish man with a dream role.