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Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Pension tracing service to expand

A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

Oil summit to hear pleas for action

An oil industry body is to call for "meaningful action" from government at a summit to help tackle challenges facing North Sea operators.

Uber sued over India rape allegation

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.

Eurozone deflation gathers pace

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

Nokia name row with London start-up

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

US growth slows in fourth quarter

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%

Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".

Mortgage approvals hint at sales dip

New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months.

BT earmarks £2bn to pay off deficit

BT sets aside £2bn to deal with its swelling pension deficit as part of a 16-year plan.

Google agrees privacy policy changes

The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

Men's pay falls 'more than women's'

Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Jesus stickers cause insurance row

An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.

Office puts chips under staff's skin

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.

Energy firm profit margins to rise

The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.

Pace of house price growth slowing

House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.

Personal insolvencies at 10-year low

The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

China tops US for foreign investment

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.

Bank governor warns on eurozone

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

The challenge for copycat China

Chinese firms are well known for their imitations of Western brands. How can they become more innovative?

The petrolhead and his hit car website

How 24-year-old car fan Adnan Ebrahim set up Car Throttle, a popular website aimed at young motoring enthusiasts.

Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism

Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.

MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

Football TV sale 'should be halted'

Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.

England drives global football deals

Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.

VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?

A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.

VIDEO: Obama and Modi: Were talks a success?

Is the relationship between the US and India moving in the right direction? Simon Atkinson reports.

VIDEO: Namibia's flourishing film business

Hollywood studios are increasingly attracted to African locations and Namibia is a particularly popular choice.

VIDEO: McDonald's losing out to competitors

McDonald's sales are slumping amid competition from high end fast-food burger chains in the US

VIDEO: Alibaba's earnings worry investors

Shares in Alibaba have plunged almost 9% after the Chinese e-commerce giant's quarterly earnings report showed weaker-than-expected sales growth.

VIDEO: Benin beauty boss cashes in on shea butter

Gilles Adamon, founder of Natura soaps and cosmetics, talks about the shea butter industry in Benin.

VIDEO: Comeback for Jordan's film industry?

News of a Hollywood production and talk of incentives gives some Jordanians optimism for the future of their film business.

VIDEO: Jordan businesses get free makeover

Two Amman based graphic designers have started a project that offers dilapidated businesses modern makeovers completely free of charge.

Greece: The dangerous game

Are EU officials more anxious than they are letting on?

The tennis entourage can pay its way

Why it pays for players to have an entourage

Can fancy burgers help US workers?

Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions?

Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes

Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene

The new banks you cannot speak to

The new banks you cannot speak to

Easterbrook's new McJob

The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's

The firms helping teenage girls

The firms helping girls in the developing world

Why is Apple sitting on $142bn?

Apple and its $142bn embarrassment of riches

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VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?

A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.

VIDEO: Obama and Modi: Were talks a success?

Is the relationship between the US and India moving in the right direction? Simon Atkinson reports.

VIDEO: Namibia's flourishing film business

Hollywood studios are increasingly attracted to African locations and Namibia is a particularly popular choice.

VIDEO: McDonald's losing out to competitors

McDonald's sales are slumping amid competition from high end fast-food burger chains in the US

VIDEO: Alibaba's earnings worry investors

Shares in Alibaba have plunged almost 9% after the Chinese e-commerce giant's quarterly earnings report showed weaker-than-expected sales growth.

VIDEO: Benin beauty boss cashes in on shea butter

Gilles Adamon, founder of Natura soaps and cosmetics, talks about the shea butter industry in Benin.

VIDEO: Comeback for Jordan's film industry?

News of a Hollywood production and talk of incentives gives some Jordanians optimism for the future of their film business.

VIDEO: Jordan businesses get free makeover

Two Amman based graphic designers have started a project that offers dilapidated businesses modern makeovers completely free of charge.

VIDEO: Managing India's waste problem

Waste organisers are looking to technology to clear the streets, encourage recycling and help the poor.

VIDEO: How much tax should big firms pay?

Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?

VIDEO: Scotland's expanding space industry

The Scottish space industry employs more than 5,000 people and has doubled its turnover in three years.

VIDEO: Shell to cut spending as oil plunges

Royal Dutch Shell is going to cut its spending over the next three years to try and deal with the falling price of oil.

VIDEO: How Apple made 'biggest profit ever'

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.

VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.

VIDEO: India and the muscle business

India's fitness industry could become more valuable than the fitness sectors in the UK or the US, according to one industry executive.

VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"

Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".

VIDEO: Apple reports booming China sales

Apple reported a 70% increase in sales in China in its most recent quarter. The BBC's John Sudworth takes a look at the Chinese market.

VIDEO: How can China win in the West?

How can Chinese bosses ensure their firms succeed globally?

VIDEO: From tennis baseline to boardroom

Retirement can be uncertain for former professional tennis players - but some are finding new ways to employ their skills.

VIDEO: GDP figures 'very positive'

Phil Atherton, sales and marketing director of the Portmeirion Group in Stoke, tells the BBC he thinks the GDP figures released on Tuesday morning "are very positive".

VIDEO: New directions for Australian firms

Some Australian firms have embraced new businesses, but just how far should they diversify? BBC's Phil Mercer finds out.

VIDEO: The world's poverty - in 50 seconds

A video explaining poverty across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.

VIDEO: Greece 'expected to pay back debt'

The man who was the architect of Greece's bailout has said he expects the country to still pay back its entire debt even if repayment terms have to be altered.

VIDEO: Greek election: The financial fallout

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate Greece's bailout, worth €240bn (£179bn; $268bn), to end Greece's "humiliation and pain".

VIDEO: Cameron: Greece vote 'danger signs'

The Greek election result shows there are "danger signs" in the global economy, David Cameron has warned.

VIDEO: Farms feel pressure over milk

A Shropshire farmer has said he expects Syriza's victory in the Greek general election will have a negative impact on the UK farming industry.

VIDEO: Zero to £1m: How car website rocketed

Datshiane Navanayagam meets Adnan Ebrahim, founder and boss of popular car enthusiasts' website Car Throttle.

VIDEO: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.

VIDEO: Who would you put on a bank note?

BBC Breakfast asks members of the public whose face they would like to see on Bank of England notes.

VIDEO: Carney welcomes ECB stimulus

The governor of the Bank of England welcomes the European Central Bank's decision to roll-out a €1.1 trillion (£834bn) stimulus package.

VIDEO: Davos focus turns to climate change

Climate change poses huge potential risks to global economies and will be high on the agenda at Davos.

VIDEO: Euro falls sharply on Syriza win

The euro falls sharply against the dollar after the anti-austerity Syriza party won the Greek general election.

VIDEO: Osborne against 'major tax rises'

Chancellor George Osborne has rejected claims that "major tax rises" are needed to fund the UK's public services.

VIDEO: Kenyan media: Is it profitable?

With 20 privately-owned television stations and over 370 radio stations, Kenya's media industry is vibrant but not necessarily lucrative.

VIDEO: Botswana's first youth radio station

Founder of Yarona FM, Percy Raditladi, talks about the rise of the radio station and its plans for the future.

VIDEO: The rise of India's US franchises

India is one of the top three target markets for US franchises looking to expand.

VIDEO: India's 'outsourcing' industry

The growing number of companies hiring Americans to work in India is viewed by some as an encouraging new trend.

VIDEO: Indians enjoy tech success in US

Technology is one industry where Indians have really made their mark in the US, especially in the tech hub of Silicon Valley.

VIDEO: Farmer sells herd over milk prices

A Monmouthshire farmer decides to sell all his dairy cows and turn to beef farming because of the falling price of milk.

VIDEO: Central bank's QE 'not enough by itself'

George Osborne said that the quantitative easing from the European Central Bank "can help but it is not by itself enough".

VIDEO: Quantitative Easing - in 70 seconds

BBC News explains the concept of quantitative easing - in 70 seconds.

VIDEO: Cyber security high on Davos radar

The World Economic Forum at Davos finds cyber security one of the biggest challenges facing chief executives and political leaders around the world.

VIDEO: Squeezing a business from juice

The story of how one entrepreneur's personal drive for fitness lead to a whole new business selling fresh juice.

VIDEO: Davos Buzz: First day highlights

Income inequality and cyber-security are among the issues on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum.

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