Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.
China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.
Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown.
The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.
Government officials have been forced to postpone a debt issue, after a computer failure at the City information firm Bloomberg.
Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
A Canadian dating website focusing on adultery has announced its intention to list publicly in London because of Europe's more "laissez-faire attitude".
German cars are amongst the least reliable, and Japanese cars amongst the most dependable, according to an industry survey.
An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.
Argentina has started legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.
The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, says he will work with China's new Asian Infrastructure Bank to help fight poverty.
A rise in the popularity around the world of teff, Ethiopia's gluten-free 'superfood', requires careful management, says the country's government.
Introduced to India in the 1920s and worn by Mahatma Gandhi, the woven fabric khadi is making a comeback.
Despite a bumper harvest, Zambia's maize farmers are unhappy about subsidies, prices and profit.
Few art lovers can afford big name art works - but Asia is increasingly discovering the world of the affordable art fair as a way to find that special piece.
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The AA has accused fuel retailers of "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.