The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
An ex-Goldman Sachs trader is sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to repay $188m ( £115m) over a botched 2007 trade.
House prices rose by 1.1% in November compared with the previous month and were up 7.7% from a year earlier, the Halifax says.
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
US stocks jump on Wall Street following the release of stronger-than-expected jobs figures.
House builder Berkeley Group reports a jump in half-year profits and says it is now delivering more new homes than before the 2008 financial crisis.
Industrial vehicle manufacturer JCB announces plans to create 2,500 new jobs as part of a £150m expansion of its business.
Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
A tattooist has complained after a High Street shop began selling a T-shirt with his face on.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Commuters across England will now pay 3.1% more on average for regulated train tickets from next month, instead of a rise of 4.1%.
A cap on total government welfare spending will start in 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announces.
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
A profile of Danish software entrepreneur and multimillionaire Tommy Ahlers who says he was born to be a leader.
Greek couple Niki and Nikos Koutsianas explain how their shared love and interest in bees and natural products have driven their firm’s success.
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
East Fife Football Club becomes the first club in Scotland to turn to crowdfunding to raise finance to develop its grounds.
The Chancellor George Osborne says there is "no quick fix", and that Britain must "stick to the plan".