Shares in RSA Insurance Group fall 16% after the firm's chief executive, Simon Lee, resigns amid deepening problems at its Irish unit.
Customers who call companies to complain about faulty goods will no longer have to pay premium rates, the government has announced
Output in the UK construction industry rose by 2.2% in October, fuelled by a big increase in house building, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen fall more than 11% after General Motors sells the 7% stake in the French carmaker that it bought last year.
Coinbase, a start-up that lets people trade Bitcoins, raises $25m (£15m) in venture capital funding.
Four former bosses from the Icelandic bank Kaupthing are sentenced to prison in the heaviest sentences for financial fraud in Iceland's history.
The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future, MPs say, but campaigners brand their report a "whitewash".
A labour watchdog says that working conditions at factories of Apple supplier Foxconn have improved but excessive overtime remains an issue.
Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
As part of its efforts to expand globally, Ford announces plans to hire 5,000 workers in the US and 6,000 workers in Asia in 2014.
A German law firm is seeking recompense from users alleged to have infringed copyright by streaming content online.
Firefighters in England and Wales will stage a four-hour strike later as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.
Households' perception of the value of their home has risen to a five-year high, an index shows.
Spanish football giant Barcelona signs a deal with Intel to allow the chipmaker's logo to appear on the inside of players' shirts.
Mexico's Congress approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
Google becomes the first major online ad company to charge advertisers only for ads that have actually been seen by users.
Shares in hotel firm Hilton jump 8% in their stock market debut as part of the biggest share sale by a hotel firm ever.
The government will have to find billions of pounds of fresh savings from the welfare budget, says the Chancellor, George Osborne.
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
A stuffed toy wolf stocked by Swedish furniture giant Ikea sells out in in Hong Kong, after it appears to have become an unlikely symbol of protest.
Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
Calls to freephone numbers will be free from mobile phones as well as landlines, says the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.
The UK economy will finally surpass its pre-recession peak next year, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Australia's government is holding talks with Toyota as it looks to convince the firm to continue manufacturing cars there.
Matthew Griffin did three tours of Afghanistan with the US Army Rangers - now he wants to return and open a factory in the country, as Will Smale reports.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
Italian entrepreneur Rosaria Piseri explains how her lifelong fascination with seaweed led to the creation of her company, AlgAran.
London Irish announce the takeover of the Premiership club by a consortium of Irish businessmen.