Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
China's national carrier, Air China, is set to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal worth more than $6bn (£3.8bn).
Asian markets headed lower on Tuesday despite big gains on Wall Street, which closed at record highs overnight.
Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.
Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 stock markets rise to fresh records, with big technology firms among the main gainers.
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
Planned two-day strike by ground handling staff at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports is suspended after a new pay offer.
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
The Pensions Regulator tells Guinness Peat Group it should pay more money into the pension scheme of the Coats textile company to pay off its deficit.
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
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.
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
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.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
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.
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
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.
Rangers' board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" as they take their seats at the club's AGM on Monday at Ibrox.
Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.