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Eurozone deflation gathers pace

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%

Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".

US growth slows in fourth quarter

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

Mortgage approvals hint at sales dip

New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months.

BT earmarks £2bn to pay off deficit

BT sets aside £2bn to deal with its swelling pension deficit as part of a 16-year plan.

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

Google agrees privacy policy changes

The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

Men's pay falls 'more than women's'

Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Amazon posts modest holiday profits

The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

Honda cuts profit forecast on recall

Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.

Google profits up nearly 30%

Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

BT shares fall on slow London market

Shares in London are down as eurozone inflation numbers are released and BT shares fall in the wake of its results.

China tops US for foreign investment

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.

EU extends sanctions against Russia

Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.

Office puts chips under staff's skin

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.

Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink

Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.

Energy firm profit margins to rise

The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.

Pace of house price growth slowing

House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.

Personal insolvencies at 10-year low

The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Bank governor warns on eurozone

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".

Greece markets hit by default fears

Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.

Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".

The challenge for copycat China

Chinese firms are well known for their imitations of Western brands. How can they become more innovative?

The petrolhead and his hit car website

How 24-year-old car fan Adnan Ebrahim set up Car Throttle, a popular website aimed at young motoring enthusiasts.

Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism

Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.

MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

Football TV sale 'should be halted'

Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.

England drives global football deals

Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.

VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?

A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.


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