British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
The FTSE 100 rises more than 1% as investors breathed a sigh of relief over Bank of England plans for capital reserves and welcomed news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan.
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, raises its profit forecast after it reports a 30% increase in third-quarter profits.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.
There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store.
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.
Chinese entrepreneurs have typically chosen family members as their successors, but that tradition is now shifting.
A growing number of Australian small firms are allowing their staff to work flexibly and are offering unusual benefits, saying it improves both morale and productivity.
Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell explains how he created a corporate mints provider which he transformed into a chocolate empire.
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.
Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.
Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.