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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency. Source: BBC

Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations

The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancels all flights from midnight. Source: BBC

Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference

Company executives still plan to attend the Riyadh business event despite concerns over missing journalist. Source: BBC

John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers

The department store will give high-spending customers a chance to shop privately at its new outlet. Source: BBC

Would you splash out on a new phone to get VR...

Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense? Source: BBC

New Look fashions retreat from Chinese market

The fashion chain New Look is to call time on its international presence by abandoning its entire Chinese operation as it tries to improve...

Fed keeps rate path despite emerging market 'stress'

The US Federal Reserve has signalled there will be another rise in interest rates this year, despite opposition from the White House and growing...

180,000 may get £5,000 each in benefit back payments

The government could pay out more than £1bn in back payments after finding out that tens of thousands of people claiming sickness and disability...

Paddington station: Passengers face major disruption

A train rips into overhead cables on a test run, stopping services in and out of Paddington. Source: Wiltshire BBC

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from...

Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association. Source: BBC

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments. Source: BBC

Wembley Stadium sale off after billionaire pulls out

The sale of Wembley Stadium has been called off after billionaire Shahid Khan withdrew his £600m offer to the Football Association (FA). Source: SKY News

Apple launches privacy website ahead of EU speech

Apple is extending its increasingly prominent push for privacy with a dedicated website for its features, ahead of a keynote speech to a gathering...

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. Source: BBC

Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits

Plus-size clothes and button-through dresses also boost profits at the online fashion retailer. Source: BBC

The dilemma for 'Davos in the Desert' no-shows

It is quite a roll-call. The list of business people who have dropped out of Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference, in protest at...