Payday lenders will be investigated over the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
The Confederation of British Industry wants action to make science, technology, engineering and maths careers 'more attractive'
The Co-operative Group accepts the resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland, and names his replacement as chief financial officer Richard Pennycook.
The Bank of England will tighten its governance after criticism of its response to claims of manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets, reports a record 14bn-euro (£11.7bn; $19bn) loss for 2013 and plans to cut 8,500 jobs.
New York's financial regulator calls on firms to submit proposals to set up 'regulated' exchanges for digital currencies like Bitcoin.
The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52 of a suspected heart attack.
US investment firm Baron Capital buys a quarter of all Manchester United shares available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange
The governor of the Bank of England tells MPs it is "a distinct possibility" that RBS would have to relocate to England if Scotland votes for independence.
The UK's biggest sports retailer, Sports Direct, plans to give founder Mike Ashley a share bonus worth some £65m.
A US congressional committee says it is investigating General Motors' recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches.
Men's Wearhouse agrees to buy rival Jos A Bank for $1.8bn (£1.1bn) ending a takeover battle between the two rivals that had lasted for months.
The insurance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, promises a crackdown on so-called 'add-on' policies.
Internet companies Alibaba and Tencent are shortlisted as pioneers of a pilot programme to set up private banks in China, as the country opens up its financial sector
Small businesses may still be getting a raw deal from their banks, according to the Office of Fair Trading.
February retail sales fall for the first time in almost a year, says the British Retail Consortium.
A VIP mobile phone number sells for more than two million dollars at an auction in Abu Dhabi.
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Public sector workers are paid on average 14.5% more per hour than those in the private sector, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response, or QR, codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
The banking industry's new mobile phone payments system will be launched later this year, says the Payments Council.
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
A profile of young entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar, who after escaping the Rwandan genocide, went on to create the Mara Group.
With a new constitution and an interim government of independent figures in place, entrepreneurs in Tunisia are hopeful that the country will soon get some pro-business reforms.
BBC News hears from the directors, DJs and audience at BPM Festival in Mexico.
The Football Association may impose a ban on players and club staff gambling on football, says chairman Greg Dyke.
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).