Troubled security firm G4S pays the UK government £108.9m for the tagging scandal, and admits that 2013 was "an extremely challenging year".
The national minimum wage will increase by 19p an hour to £6.50, the government has announced.
A quarter of payday lenders could be forced out of the market as the Financial Conduct Authority investigates the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans.
The Bank of England's oversight committee appoints Lord Grabiner to investigate any role by bank officials in foreign exchange rate manipulation.
European states outside the eurozone help the EU's slow industrial recovery at the start of the year.
The European Union may not survive, according to billionaire George Soros, because Germany is failing to take on the role of leader.
At least 54,000 homes in the UK will not now be insulated as a result of changes to energy bills, the Labour Party claims.
The Confederation of British Industry wants action to make science, technology, engineering and maths careers 'more attractive'.
The size of Scotland's public spending deficit has risen, according to the latest Scottish government estimates.
Poundland and Pets At Home join the London stock market, but have contrasting fortunes in early trading.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airways posts a 204% increase in profits in 2013 to $335m, as demand for flights to southern China increases.
The Bank of Thailand cuts its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 2% - the lowest level in three years - amid continuing political turmoil.
The value of Scottish salmon exports to America sees a four fold increase in five years reaching £200m in 2013.
India's budget airline SpiceJet places an order for 42 of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft in a deal worth $4.4bn at list prices.
New York's financial regulator calls on firms to submit proposals to set up 'regulated' exchanges for digital currencies like Bitcoin.
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".
Small businesses may still be getting a raw deal from their banks, according to the Office of Fair Trading.
The insurance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, promises a crackdown on so-called 'add-on' policies.
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.
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
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.
Hampden Stadium has been unveiled as an athletics arena as work to transform it nears completion ahead of Glasgow 2014.
Fifa head Sepp Blatter rules out speeches at the opening of the World Cup after President Rousseff' was booed at last year's Confederations Cup.
US investment firm Baron Capital buys a quarter of all Manchester United shares available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange
Chinese teachers would help English students become more confident with maths, a CBI executive has claimed.