Greece's new left-wing finance minister says his government will not negotiate over the Greek bailout conditions with the "troika" team from the EU and IMF.
... * Shares rise as much as 150 pct, valuing company at nearly $2 bln. * Daniel Meyer's 21 pct stake worth about $390 mln at high.
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.
So much for the growth boom. Friday's report that the economy grew only 2.6% in last year's fourth quarter was disappointing, not least because it would have been worse without the fillip for consumers from falling oil prices.
Labour has seized on the IFS figures as evidence that Britain was trapped in a 'cost of living crisis'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.