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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech

Sterling hits its lowest level against the dollar since October's flash crash before later edging back up.

Ray-Ban maker Luxottica agrees €46bn merger with Essilor

Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, agrees a merger with French lens maker Esillor.

Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half'

Oxfam research finds the eight richest billionaires have as much wealth as 3.6 billion people combined.

Work-life balance 'increasingly stressful for fathers'

Nearly half of fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time on childcare, a study finds.

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

Facebook is rolling out new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.

Davos 2017: Trump, China and Brexit set to dominate

China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

The move follows Lee Jae-yong being quizzed as a suspect in the country's presidential corruption scandal.

FTSE 100 flat despite slide in sterling

London's benchmark share index is little changed in early trade, despite the fall in the pound.

Fund manager fires warning shot over bosses' pay

BlackRock, the world's largest fund manager, issues a warning to companies over bumper pay packets.

Brexit: UK 'could change economic model' if single market access denied

The UK could change its economic model if denied access to EU markets, the chancellor says.

Betting firms face shake-up to UK horse racing levy

Firms taking bets on UK horse races face a 10% levy on profits to support the sport, a minister says.

Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

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.

The inside story of BlaBlaCar

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

'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.

Piccadilly Circus lights turned off for site renovations

The lights of Piccadilly Circus are switched off for the longest period since World War Two.

Ringling Bros circus to close 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

The US circus that coined a world-famous slogan and upset animal activists is to close after 146 years.

Defeat of Davos

Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?

BlaBla billions

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

‘We lost everything’

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 conundrum

Concrete has a pretty poor reputation, yet this ubiquitous material has largely overlooked benefits.

Money for nothing?

Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic income instead of welfare.

Cruising into retirement

How much do you need to save every month to get a decent pension when you retire?

Day of the Mifids

Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.

Making a mark

Donald Trump tweets support or disdain for certain companies: but what effect do his comments have?

'I set myself on fire'

Australia's banks have been accused of giving reckless advice, overcharging and a lack of accountability.

Fitness fail

The market for fitness trackers seems to be booming, but are these gadgets actually effective?

Obama's legacy

How US job creation tells the story of outgoing US President Barack Obama's economic legacy.

Jingle tills

How merry a Christmas was it for the retail sector and where was the festive cheer felt the most?

M&S: Good news finally?

After years of decline, Marks and Spencer has reported rising clothing sales. Has M&S cracked it?

E-made it

Meet the man who gave up his successful on-pitch career for a money-spinning virtual one.

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?

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