A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.
"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.
The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.
The future of thousands of free cash machines is in doubt as bankers demand a cut in the cost of running the Link network.
Former MP sparks Twitter debate over the fairies and footballers stereotypes on Waitrose's greetings cards.
Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.
The US film studio says the investment from two backers will help its expansion and fund future movies.
Theresa May has had 'positive' discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the BBC.
Donald Trump's choice of treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, defends his record during Capitol Hill grilling.
Energy companies have no "obvious reason" for raising standard tariffs, energy regulator Ofgem says.
Shares in Japanese conglomerate Toshiba dive as investors fear a huge loss from a US nuclear deal.
Shares in retailer Pets at Home have fallen sharply after the retailer reported 'subdued' merchandise sales.
Fewer letters were posted and less junk mail sent in 2016 affecting Royal Mail's profits.
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.
A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
A series of TV adverts featuring dancing builders and businessmen wearing hot pants prompted the most complaints last year.
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 Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?
Vegemite is back under Australian ownership after it is sold by US food giant Mondelez.
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".
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.
The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.
Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.
Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.
China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?
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.
It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.
The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.
Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.
Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.
Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.
BBC Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker answers your questions on Theresa May's Brexit speech.
Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?
Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?
Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first female creative head at Christian Dior. Sidney Toledano, the boss of the fashion house, tells the BBC why it's time for a change.
The government's messages about Brexit have been consistent, if thin on detail - so why is the pound so jumpy?
How do working fathers manage the work-life balance? You have been telling us how you cope.
How BlaBlaCar created a global transport network with empty car seats.
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?
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexico's ambassadors are busy looking for new friends.
Reaction to the speech from UK prime minister Theresa May at Davos was positive, but there's still a desire for details.
The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".
With more and more people expected to live until 100, how does that affect our working lives?
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.
Could a club for "girly girls" really help improve female equality in the workplace?
Donald Trump's comments about Germany's Angela Merkel were misinterpreted, one of his advisers says.
Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?
China's president will attend Davos for the first time, just days before Donald Trump takes office.