BBC Business News
Payday lenders face debt probe (Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:26 GMT)
Payday lenders will be investigated over the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
'Skills vacuum' warning from CBI (Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:38:33 GMT)
The Confederation of British Industry wants action to make science, technology, engineering and maths careers 'more attractive'
Co-op accepts chief's resignation (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:52:10 GMT)
The Co-operative Group accepts the resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland, and names his replacement as chief financial officer Richard Pennycook.
Cathay Pacific profits rise 204% (Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:38 GMT)
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airways posts a 204% increase in profits in 2013 to $335m, as demand for flights to southern China increases.
Bank in shake-up after rate criticism (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:06:46 GMT)
The Bank of England will tighten its governance after criticism of its response to claims of manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
Italy's biggest bank in record loss (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:04:39 GMT)
UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets, reports a record 14bn-euro (£11.7bn; $19bn) loss for 2013 and plans to cut 8,500 jobs.
SpiceJet places $4.4bn Boeing order (Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:42:41 GMT)
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.
NY plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchanges (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:39:29 GMT)
New York's financial regulator calls on firms to submit proposals to set up 'regulated' exchanges for digital currencies like Bitcoin.
EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:32:09 GMT)
The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
RMT union leader Bob Crow dies (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:33 GMT)
General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52 of a suspected heart attack.
US investors buy Man Utd shares (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:10:40 GMT)
US investment firm Baron Capital buys a quarter of all Manchester United shares available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange
Carney says RBS move a 'possibility' (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:26:41 GMT)
The governor of the Bank of England tells MPs it is "a distinct possibility" that RBS would have to relocate to England if Scotland votes for independence.
Mike Ashley in line for £65m payout (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:33:46 GMT)
The UK's biggest sports retailer, Sports Direct, plans to give founder Mike Ashley a share bonus worth some £65m.
GM recall faces US investigation (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:04:51 GMT)
A US congressional committee says it is investigating General Motors' recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches.
Men's Wearhouse to buy Jos A Bank (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:39:15 GMT)
Men's Wearhouse agrees to buy rival Jos A Bank for $1.8bn (£1.1bn) ending a takeover battle between the two rivals that had lasted for months.
Watchdog acts on 'add-on' insurance (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:56:27 GMT)
The insurance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, promises a crackdown on so-called 'add-on' policies.
China in private bank pilot scheme (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:19:14 GMT)
Internet companies Alibaba and Tencent are shortlisted as pioneers of a pilot programme to set up private banks in China, as the country opens up its financial sector
Abu Dhabi million-dollar phone number (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:57:12 GMT)
A VIP mobile phone number sells for more than two million dollars at an auction in Abu Dhabi.
Convicted banker's protest walk (Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:01:56 GMT)
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Banks 'hindering' small businesses (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:24:08 GMT)
Small businesses may still be getting a raw deal from their banks, according to the Office of Fair Trading.
Public pay outstrips private sector (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:19:53 GMT)
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.
QR barcodes plan for energy bills (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:08:32 GMT)
Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response, or QR, codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
Floods 'give UK jobs market boost' (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:23:05 GMT)
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.
Economy 'to hit 2008 peak by summer' (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:24 GMT)
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Japan: Weak demand will dent exports (Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:19:22 GMT)
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Refugee who built a business empire (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:09:59 GMT)
A profile of young entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar, who after escaping the Rwandan genocide, went on to create the Mara Group.
Tunisia's entrepreneurs want reforms (Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:50 GMT)
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.
The business of festival fun (Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:27:55 GMT)
BBC News hears from the directors, DJs and audience at BPM Festival in Mexico.
FA may introduce betting ban - Dyke (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:55:52 GMT)
The Football Association may impose a ban on players and club staff gambling on football, says chairman Greg Dyke.
Bayern boss admits massive tax fraud (Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:03:22 GMT)
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).