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Retailers including John Lewis and Currys head for record online sales as frenzied shopping swamps websites.
Crude oil prices hit a four-year low in the wake of the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
The UK housing market is continuing to slow, Nationwide says, with annual house price inflation falling to 8.5% in November.
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%, suggesting that deflation remains a threat for the 18-nation bloc.
The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.
Shares in energy stocks fall further as investors continue to react to the sharp fall in oil prices following Thursday's Opec meeting.
The Indian economy grew at an annual pace of 5.3% in the three months to the end of September, down from 5.7% in the previous quarter.
A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
Regulator Ofgem imposes record £28m penalty on power generator Drax, while InterGen faces an £11m payout, for missing energy saving obligations
Japan's Nikkei closes at its highest level for two weeks, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen and airline shares helped by falling oil prices.
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.
Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.
The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
The UK would face "severe economic consequences" if there was a significant disruption to the supply of electricity, says the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
An entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company shares his tips for success as part of the African Dream series.
Edwina Dunn looks back on how she and her husband helped Tesco launch its Clubcard, and change how many of us do our shopping.
How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.
Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.
The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.
The BBC's Matthew Davies takes a look at the winners and the losers in this low-price environment.
Residents of Cotonou - the economic capital of Benin - are hoping the addition of street names and house numbers will help improve the economy.
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.
India's third quarter GDP figures are due out on Friday - and could indicate whether the prime minister's recent reforms are bearing fruit.
Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?
Malaysia Airlines' third quarter earnings are due later on Friday - the last before it is taken over by a state investment fund.
BBC News looks at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its challenges, amid a slump in global crude oil prices.
A trial looking at the safety of an Ebola vaccine has had encouraging results, says the chief executive of GSK.
Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker
New ways to stop your smartphone running out of battery
Last year's flood victims struggle with soaring insurance bills