The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
UK house prices fell 0.3% in February leaving the average house price at £192,372, according to the Halifax.
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
Virgin Money, the financial services provider which floated on the stock market in November, reports "record performance and profits" for 2014.
The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, will stop US purchases of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.
Four secondary ticket-selling websites have agreed to be more transparent, following pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Well-received results from insurance giant Aviva helps to lift the FTSE 100.
Insurance company Admiral announces pre-tax profits of £357m, giving its 7,000 staff £3,000 worth of shares.
Shares in China fall after the country's government sets its official growth target at 7% for this year.
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
EU governments defy the European Parliament by deciding that roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain at least until the end of 2018.
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.
Reports of fake law firms have increased by 101% in the last two years, according to figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.
The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.
For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
Workers will display a "measured response" to pension reforms while worrying they have not set aside enough for retirement, a survey suggests.
The bill for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) by the five biggest banks in the UK has now reached a total of £24.4bn.
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.
Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.
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Dave King will delay becoming Rangers chairman after dealing in club shares are suspended ahead of their EGM.
The Jockey Club says it will increase its contribution towards prize money at its 15 racecourses to a record £19.9m in 2015