Mark Carney watches over the world's sixth-biggest economy as governor of the Bank of England and heads a global banking watchdog, but somehow still finds time to train for a marathon.
Qatar has become the biggest shareholder in British Airways in a deal which has raised fears over security. The gas-rich Middle Eastern state has bought a �1.15billion slice of IAG, which owns BA and Iberia.
Powered by healthy spending from increasingly optimistic consumers, the American economy is emerging as an island of relative strength in the face of renewed torpor and turmoil elsewhere in much of the world.
Labour has seized on the IFS figures as evidence that Britain was trapped in a 'cost of living crisis'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
Sandwiched between seemingly endless earnings reports, Apple reported a record-setting quarter and Snapchat launched Discover, a media channel and brand advertising channel -- this is your tech rewind of the week.