The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
The Football Association was hit by a £34m drop in broadcasting rights income last season compared with 2011-12.
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show.
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
The owner of the Patisserie Valerie cafe chain becomes the latest firm to plan a stock market flotation, with its listing set to raise £33m.
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
Nearly two-thirds of people have never switched energy supplier - a process that could save them £200, says the energy regulator, Ofgem.
Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
Shares in AB Foods jump 9% after it announces its Primark clothing chain will launch in the US, but the FTSE 100 falls back.
A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.
Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.
Small print on some car insurance policies has a higher word count than George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a consumer website has found.
Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes - often in disturbing conditions - because they cannot afford to live elsewhere.
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.
Three Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
The BBC's Jane O'Brien profiles US-Somali investor Mohamed Ali, who returns to his African homeland to help businesses to grow and prosper.
Some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs talk to the BBC about how to succeed - and share some of their biggest mistakes.
As a new type of cycle courier firm takes to the roads in Bangalore, the BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks at the challenges faced by Indian start-up companies.
Peter Dawson is to step down as chief executive of the R&A, golf's governing body, in September 2015.
The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.