5. Jack Ma the Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue in favour of a 9am to 9pm working day, and a six-day week.
Without the so-called "996 system" Jack Ma reckons China's economy would, "very likely to lose vitality and impetus".
4. Amazon's website is flooded with fake five-star reviews for products from brands it has never heard of, consumer group Which? has claimed.
3. European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States.
Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers.
2. The former chief executive of the carmaker Volkswagen has been charged in Germany over his involvement in the company's diesel emissions scandal.
Mr Winterkorn is already facing criminal charges in the US, but is unlikely to face trial, as Germany does not extradite its citizens.
1. The United Kingdom has defied the uncertainty over Brexit to land the number one spot in a ranking of how attractive countries are, for business investors over the coming year.
The UK overtook the United States, holder of the top spot since 2014, which was followed by Germany, China and France.
On today's podcast: W Resources on their newly commissioned jig and mill Plant at La Parrilla. Bezant Resources talks about their updated EIS approvals for their Eureka Project. And Alan Green on Thomas Cook, Brave Bison & Itaconix.
Five financial stories, trending today in a 60 second podcast, including: Britain’s finance industry will emerge stronger from Brexit, remaining one of the world’s top financial centres. Liam Fox, the British trade minister, said the demise of London’s finance industry, known as the “City of London” has incorrectly been forecast during the last three decades and every time it found new ways to reinvent itself.
Tlou's Managing Director, Mr Tony Gilby said “The Company will now progress with additional work on the ground to deliver a Gas-to-Power solution that can bring significant benefits to the country and to our shareholders. I look forward to updating the market as we continue to develop the project."
On today's podcast: Reabold Resources provide an operational update. GST discuss their LoI to build, own and operate a data centre. Malcy covers 10 Oil & Gas stocks.
Tone Goh, Executive Chairman of GST, commented: "The Company is delighted to have signed this LOI with SIAM. SIAM are one of Thailand's leading business groups and we look forward to working with them to progress this planned data centre project.”