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Personal data being shared on huge scale, claims Which?

Personal and financial data is being sold for as little as 4p an item, according to Which?

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

Broadband costs will rise by between 5% and 6% while free BT Sport is to end for TV customers.

Osborne lands job at investment giant

Former chancellor George Osborne is hired to advise the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock.

Davos: Hammond admits 'Brexit fog' impact on investment

The chancellor says Brexit uncertainty may delay some investment, but the pound's fall is attracting foreign firms.

UK retail sales fall sharply in December

Retail sales in December saw the biggest monthly fall for more than four and a half years.

HSBC to refund £4m to shoppers who fell into debt

HSBC will compensate thousands of shoppers who were overcharged when they fell behind with debt payments.

First fall in home-movers for five years, Lloyds says

The drop in the number of Britons moving house was partly due to rising prices, Lloyds Bank says.

Greetings cards for children show 'damaging stereotypes'

Former MP sparks Twitter debate over the fairies and footballers stereotypes on Waitrose's greetings cards.

Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazilian beer brewer

Heineken says it is in negotiations with Japanese group Kirin to buy its Brazilian beer business.

UK looks for HS2 train-builder

A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.

Sterling falls on weak retail sales data

News of a sharp fall in UK retail sales last month hits the value of the pound, while the FTSE 100 ends slightly lower.

China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016

The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.

Bank cost-cutting threatens free cash machines

The future of thousands of free cash machines is in doubt as bankers demand a cut in the cost of running the Link network.

Hammond: UK-US ties to 'prosper' under Trump

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK's relationship with the Trump administration will "prosper", but he warns against short-term thinking.

May on UK jobs: 'Very good discussion with banks'

Prime Minister Theresa May has had "very good, positive discussions" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London.

Will Trump's corporate 'tax holiday' plans hit Ireland?

Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return home.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of Europe

Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, says the UK will continue to be the "financial lungs" of Europe even after it leaves the EU.

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Dijsselbloem

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Donald Trump 2014 interview hinting at presidency bid?

When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?

Crunch time for Fox's Biscuits after takeover approach

Fox's Biscuits could be bought for £350m after owner confirms takeover approach.

Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs

Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.

Red button

Bankruptcy is now available online rather than in court. Is this the end of the stigma?

Empathy and education

A Davos cocktail party may not, at first, seem like the ideal place to teach people to understand those with whom they disagree, but that's what some academics are doing.

Happy hookah

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Chinese whispers?

China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?

The meat killer

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Cobra fang club

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

Remember these?

It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.

East to West

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Weighing it up

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Looking for $8m ideas

Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.

Reality check

Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.

Your questions

BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.

City v country

Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?

Free lunches

Everyone loves getting something for free, but why do firms continue to give out freebies, what is in it for them, and who do they target?

Statute of Liberty

New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.

Sleeping at work

Why we should take a nap to help us stay alert at work, and why managers need to rethink their attitude to staff sleeping in the office.

Jetpack to work

How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?

Cash car

Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

Donald Trump's hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented.

Hedge fund boss Ray Dalio says Trump will boost growth

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio says Trump is good for business, but worries about the populist tide.

Davos 2017: The bosses obsessed with exercise

Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.

Theresa May reaction: What did Davos delegates make of the speech?

Reaction to the speech from UK prime minister Theresa May at Davos was positive, but there's still a desire for details.

Mexico makes new friends at Davos

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexico's ambassadors are busy looking for new friends.

George Soros: Trump is an imposter

"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.

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Hammond: UK-US ties to 'prosper' under Trump

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK's relationship with the Trump administration will "prosper", but he warns against short-term thinking.

May on UK jobs: 'Very good discussion with banks'

Prime Minister Theresa May has had "very good, positive discussions" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London.

Will Trump's corporate 'tax holiday' plans hit Ireland?

Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return home.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of Europe

Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, says the UK will continue to be the "financial lungs" of Europe even after it leaves the EU.

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Dijsselbloem

Monte dei Paschi bailout 'not an EU fudge' says Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Donald Trump 2014 interview hinting at presidency bid?

When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?

Australian icon Vegemite comes home

Vegemite is back under Australian ownership after it is sold by US food giant Mondelez.

Moscovici: If you're in you're in, if you're out you're out

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici says the UK "cannot have all the advantages of being a member of the club when you are out of the club".

Travelling from China to London

China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade.

Davos 2017: Serving up a food waste barbecue

A Brazilian food charity is serving up a barbecue with a difference for world leaders at Davos.

Joe Biden: Top 1% 'not carrying their weight'

The richest 1% are "not carrying their weight", says outgoing US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Inside Davos summit's Arctic basecamp

A replica of an Arctic basecamp has been set up by a group of leading scientists, as a call to action to global leaders attending the World Economic Forum summit.

Business headache over Trump Tower security

A New York City councillor says the cost of increased security around Trump Tower to the city is unsustainable.

The 'mumpreneurs' helping parents go back to work

A whole new industry has sprung up from working mothers helping others go back to work. Parents are being offered job sites and office space to help with flexible working.

Trump 'to tear up trade rulebook', says adviser Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Donald Trump, tells the BBC that the president-elect is likely to tear up the old rulebook of how trade deals are done.

Dior boss: How to build a luxury brand

"You need to have intuition and maturity," for fashion success says Dior boss Sidney Toledano

My Shop: Kristin Baybars' toy shop in London

Kristin Baybars has made and sold toys from her shop for 40 years - and modern toys don't impress her.

Unilever boss lives by African proverb

Paul Polman, the head of Unilever, shares the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.

Davos 2017: A look at the summit in numbers

As the World Economic Forum in Davos prepares to start, BBC News takes a look at the numbers behind it.

Will 'masala' bonds spice up the Indian economy?

BBC News looks at the prospects for so-called "masala" bonds, which the Indian government has introduced to boost investment.

Which 2016 TV advert got most complaints?

A series of TV adverts featuring dancing builders and businessmen wearing hot pants prompted the most complaints last year.

The inside story of BlaBlaCar

How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.

Advertisers see commercial opportunities of politics

More companies seem to recognise the commercial opportunities offered by politics.

'I want 350 million people to use my site'

Cameroonian entrepreneur Churchill Nanje explains how he set up job site Njorku, which covers nine African countries.

Aston Martin DB4 GT production to resume at Newport Pagnell

Production of the iconic model is to begin again after a decade-long gap.

US 'car tsar' Steve Rattner: Obama deserves high marks

Steve Rattner, former head of President Obama's Automotive Task Force, says the outgoing chief deserves "high marks" for his economic policy.

Mozambique's ban on raw timber exports

Mozambique bans raw timber exports in a bid to boost investment and jobs in its woodworking sector.

Ted Malloch on UK-US trade under Trump after Brexit

Obama's claim the UK would be at the back of the queue for a US trade deal is challenged.

How wholesalers are trying to spot the next big smart toy

Hundreds of toys have gone on display in Hong Kong, with wholesalers trying to spot what will be the next hit.

Zambian goat farmers see surge in demand

Goat farming in Zambia is set to grow in importance with huge demand from Saudi Arabia.

The rise and rise of e-sports in Latin America

Why traditional sports businesses see there is big money to be made in electronic sport.

Generation war: Baby boomers v millennials

What are the financial prospects facing a graduate from 2015 versus a graduate from the 1970s?

Fed up with a limo, why not try a tank?

The twin brothers making luxury tanks for wealthy clients looking for something more than a limo.

Southern rail strike: Commuter confronts rail bosses and RMT union

Sara Beare, a commuter, confronts Southern Rail and RMT bosses.

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