|CBI says job creation likely in 2015|
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
|Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'|
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
|City workers expect bigger bonuses|
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
|South Korea cuts growth forecasts|
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
|Asia shares mixed in shortened week|
Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
|Gadget insurance complaints rise|
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
|North Sea oil summit announced|
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
|Booking.com fraud network revealed|
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
|Plan to help over-50s get jobs|
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
|Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson|
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
|Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia|
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
|Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story|
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
|Millions shopping on 'Panic Saturday'|
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
|Blackberry in revenue slide|
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
|Power firms to get £1bn to stay open|
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
|Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case|
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
|Bank fine reduces public borrowing|
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
|North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'|
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
|Wonga customer wins fees challenge|
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
|Belarus moves to protect currency|
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
|Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas|
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
|Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice|
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
|Disabled 'missing out' on scheme|
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
|Number in debt to energy firms rises|
About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
|Retail sales boosted by Black Friday|
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
|China revises up 2013 economy size|
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
|Nigeria in new bid to defend naira|
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
|Putin seeks to ease economic fears|
President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
|The people working on Christmas Day|
While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.
|Building the biggest baby food firm|
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
|Unwrapping Africa's red tape|
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.
|Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt|
Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
|SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs|
The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
|Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint|
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
|VIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming|
With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
|VIDEO: Monocle eyes rapid Asian expansion|
Monocle Magazine is a niche product selling just 18,000 copies a year, but it is aiming to rapidly increase sales in Asia with a new audience of high-end readers.
|VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me'|
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
|VIDEO: India's labour reforms anger unions|
Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.
|VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade|
While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
|VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage|
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
|VIDEO: Myanmar turns to pop-up power|
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is trying out fast track power generation, putting gas generators into re-used shipping containers.
|VIDEO: India splashes out on art biennale|
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
|Remembering the InterCity 125|
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125
|How German Christmas markets came to the UK|
How German markets have exploded across the UK
|The firm that tests the world's ships|
The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships and oil rigs
|Tough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses|
The leading bosses who had a rotten 2014
|Digging for diversity in Botswana|
Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds
|Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London|
A rare look into how Crossrail is taking shape below London
|How to spot a fake at Christmas|
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods
|Budapest's underground escape craze|
The escape games taking Hungary by storm
|Global debt: How worried should we be?|
How worried should we be?
|How are Venezuelans coping with tumbling oil prices?|
How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices