The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88.
Japan's current account deficit hits a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, as economic growth figures are revised downwards.
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.
Shares in Malaysia Airlines fall 18% to a record low as the search for a missing jet continues for a third day.
Government forecasts for what it expects to recoup from closing tax loopholes are vulnerable to "great uncertainty", MPs say.
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
A deal on sharing control of the pound between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK is "unlikely", analysts at the global bank Citigroup say.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has given 11 directors £18.25m as part of a package of shares, with chief executive Ross McEwan getting shares worth £3m under the plan.
US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp - one of the biggest ever tech acquisitions - runs into trouble over privacy concerns.
The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, launches a free music streaming service called Milk Music.
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests.
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
House price rises are continuing to accelerate across the UK, according to the latest snapshot from the Halifax mortgage lender.
Crowdfunding start-up entrepreneurs are angered by new regulations that they say will take the crowd out of crowdfunding.
The cross-party decision to rule out a monetary union if Scotland became independent is final, the chief secretary to the Treasury says.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
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.
Phil Libin, the boss of US tech firm Evernote, is a rare breed of chief executive - one who is happy to admit his failings.
Championship side QPR announce a loss of over £65m in their accounts to May 2013 and an overall debt of £177.1m
Nottingham Forest announce a loss of more than £17m for the 2012-13 season, up from a loss of £12.2m the previous year.