The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts.
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, one of which will mean cheaper flights for many travelling on long-haul flights.
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
Labour will end the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts that are "undermining family life", Ed Miliband insists.
Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a closely-watched survey.
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
Online fashion retailer Asos reports a 10% fall in half-year profits, but says it is confident of hitting its full-year profit target.
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.
People who have large amounts of money in their bank accounts "temporarily" will be soon protected in the event of their bank going bust, the Bank of England says.
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.
The benchmark FTSE 100 index closes up 0.5% on Wednesday, boosted by gains for Imperial Tobacco and Barclays.
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.
Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.
Comedian and writer Colm O'Regan casts his comic lens upon the complexities of capitalism.
Official figures show that the UK economy grew by 2.8% in 2014, the highest rate of growth since 2006.
Ahead of the general election, David Cameron has pledged to create 1,000 new jobs a day if he stays in power.
The UK state is "relatively large compared to the overall size of the economy" says the Economic Intelligence Unit.
The boss of the world's biggest distiller Diageo, Ivan Menezes, says he's optimistic about China, despite the country's anti- extravagance campaign.
There have been calls in Europe for protection for investors in crowdfunding investment schemes.
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