What made the business news in Asia and Europe this morning? Here's our daily business round-up:
Once again, stock markets were hit by worries over tensions in North Africa and the Middle East and whether they would spread to more oil-producing nations.
Worries that the rising oil price could choke any global economic recovery hit other major share markets. In Europe all the main bourses were trading lower, while earlier in Japan the Nikkei index ended the day down 2.4%.
Iata is predicting that the airline industry will see net profits of $8.6bn (£5.3bn) in 2011, down from $16bn in 2010 and lower than its previous forecast of $9.1bn.
Gross domestic product rose by 0.7% in the October to December period, up from 0.1% growth in the previous quarter.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission said Rajat Gupta had leaked details about Warren Buffett's $5bn (£3bn) investment in Goldman in 2008 to Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam.
Mr Gupta's lawyer has called the allegations "totally baseless". A spokesman for Goldman declined to comment, as did Jim McCarthy, spokesman for Mr Rajaratnam.
Nations such as China, India and Brazil needed to accept "their expanded roles in the global economy", said the office of the US Trade Representative.
Our reporter at the Geneva motor show, Jorn Madslien, looks at an attempt to move electric motoring into the luxury sector.
The Californian company initially hopes to sell 15,000 cars per year.