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.
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.
This month, Google halted sales of its Internet-linked eyewear Glass but insisted the technology would live on in a future consumer product.