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The rouble crashes to new record lows in Tuesday trading, hitting 79 roubles to the dollar, despite a dramatic rise in Russian interest rates.
Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.
A new £55m cell therapy manufacturing centre in Stevenage is set to create up to 150 jobs, it is announced.
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
There is a new wave of feminism says the actor Gemma Arterton backing an MP's call for equal pay for women.
Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.
Fast food company McDonald's is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.
Royal Bank of Scotland is to sell £4.8bn ($7.5bn) of problem Irish property loans to US private equity firm Cerberus.
The annual rise in UK house prices slowed in October, official figures show, but prices still went up much faster than the general cost of living.
Retail expert Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" to rejuvenate Britain's struggling high streets.
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate -from 10.5% to 17%- to try to stem the rouble's rapid fall in value.
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.
A private survey shows that China's key manufacturing sector is suffering a slowdown.
Asian markets extend losses as Wall Street and oil prices continue to slump on worries about the global economy.
Just over 4,000 Rolls Royce cars will be built this year, a record number and Asia is a major market.
Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
Has China really got the largest economy in the world?
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large