Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.
Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs during the death throes of the paper system, because the DVLA has run out of perforated paper.
The amount of new money being borrowed by consumers soared to more than £1bn in July, according to the Bank of England.
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
With the European Union ending import tariffs on Georgian products from 1 September, the country's winemakers and farmers are hopeful of increasing their exports to the EU.
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.
Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors.
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.