Sterling hits its lowest level against the dollar since October's flash crash before later edging back up.
Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, agrees a merger with French lens maker Esillor.
Oxfam research finds the eight richest billionaires have as much wealth as 3.6 billion people combined.
Nearly half of fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time on childcare, a study finds.
Facebook is rolling out new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.
China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.
The move follows Lee Jae-yong being quizzed as a suspect in the country's presidential corruption scandal.
London's benchmark share index is little changed in early trade, despite the fall in the pound.
BlackRock, the world's largest fund manager, issues a warning to companies over bumper pay packets.
The UK could change its economic model if denied access to EU markets, the chancellor says.
Firms taking bets on UK horse races face a 10% levy on profits to support the sport, a minister says.
Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.
Paul Polman, the head of Unilever, shares the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out.
As the World Economic Forum in Davos prepares to start, BBC News takes a look at the numbers behind it.
BBC News looks at the prospects for so-called "masala" bonds, which the Indian government has introduced to boost investment.
How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.
Cameroonian entrepreneur Churchill Nanje explains how he set up job site Njorku, which covers nine African countries.
Production of the iconic model is to begin again after a decade-long gap.
Steve Rattner, former head of President Obama's Automotive Task Force, says the outgoing chief deserves "high marks" for his economic policy.
Mozambique bans raw timber exports in a bid to boost investment and jobs in its woodworking sector.
The lights of Piccadilly Circus are switched off for the longest period since World War Two.
The US circus that coined a world-famous slogan and upset animal activists is to close after 146 years.
Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?
Canadian businessman Serge Godin saw his father's business burn down when he was a teenager. That inspired him to build a company that now turns over C$10bn a year.
Concrete has a pretty poor reputation, yet this ubiquitous material has largely overlooked benefits.
Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic income instead of welfare.
How much do you need to save every month to get a decent pension when you retire?
Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.
Donald Trump tweets support or disdain for certain companies: but what effect do his comments have?
Australia's banks have been accused of giving reckless advice, overcharging and a lack of accountability.
The market for fitness trackers seems to be booming, but are these gadgets actually effective?
How US job creation tells the story of outgoing US President Barack Obama's economic legacy.
How merry a Christmas was it for the retail sector and where was the festive cheer felt the most?
After years of decline, Marks and Spencer has reported rising clothing sales. Has M&S cracked it?
Meet the man who gave up his successful on-pitch career for a money-spinning virtual one.
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?
New York has launched one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students.
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.
How will we get to work in the future, and what is being done now to ease congestion in our cities?
Renting a car from neighbours makes environmental and economic sense. Can tech take it mainstream?
How UKTI can help your business grow internationally
UKTI’s High Value Opportunities programme aims to help UK companies of all sizes win business from large overseas projects
The United States is a rich market but navigating its regulations can be expensive and difficult. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will simplify the whole process of exporting, making it cost-effective to do business in the US no matter what the size of your company