After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures show.
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.
The amount of fizzy drinks Coca-Cola sells worldwide falls for the first time in 15 years, but still drinks sales are up by 8%.
A group of investors buys UK pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond out of administration, but not all of its stores are included in the deal.
MEPs back rules for a banking safety net to minimise the risk of further EU taxpayer-funded bailouts.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.
Barclays has appointed Crawford Gillies as chairman of its remuneration committee, to replace current chair Sir John Sunderland later this year.
A sharp fall in petrol prices helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.
Jobseekers in Derby will be given free bikes refurbished by prisoners in a bid to help them find work.
Former Leeds United footballer, Danny Mills, is among investors who stepped in to save 35 West Cornwall Pasty Company outlets
The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.
Almost 4m families have enough money to pay their rent or mortgage for only a month, if made jobless, housing charity Shelter says.
Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests
UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.
US retail sales saw their biggest gain in 18 months in March, official figures show, as the economy continues to gather strength.
Australia approves construction of a second international airport in Sydney, nearly 70 years after the idea was first debated.
A profile of Henry Engelhardt, the boss of insurance group Admiral, and why he wants his staff to have fun.
After decades of decline, Taiwan's bamboo industry is now recovering as the plant is being used to make a wider range of goods, says the BBC's Cindy Sui.
How can firms engage their employees? Whole Foods chief executive John Mackey explains how he motivates his staff.
A new European Rugby Champions Cup to replace the Heineken Cup is given the go-ahead and will start in the 2014-2015 season.
Livingston want to become the latest Scottish football club to move towards being fully owned by their community.
The cost of the opening and closing ceremonies at this year's Commonwealth Games rises by almost half.