The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
Parenting retailer Mothercare appoints Mark Newton-Jones as interim chief executive after the resignation of Simon Calver in February.
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.
Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response, or QR, codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
The banking industry's new mobile phone payments system will be launched later this year, says the Payments Council.
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).
Goals Soccer Centres is accelerating its plans for expansion after raising fresh funds via issuing new shares in the firm.
The result of the independence referendum will not make a difference to the future of the Grangemouth oil refinery, according to its boss.
Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88.
Japan's current account deficit hits a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, as economic growth figures are revised downwards.
China's Tencent Holdings buys a 15% stake in e-commerce site JD.com as it looks to grab a larger share of the country's online shopping market.
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.
Shares in Malaysia Airlines fall 18% to a record low as the search for a missing jet continues for a third day.
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Singapore is the world's most expensive city to live in, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests.
Crowdfunding start-up entrepreneurs are angered by new regulations that they say will take the crowd out of crowdfunding.
House price rises are continuing to accelerate across the UK, according to the latest snapshot from the Halifax mortgage lender.
The fraught relationship between leaseholders and their freeholders is going to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
The cross-party decision to rule out a monetary union if Scotland became independent is final, the chief secretary to the Treasury says.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
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.
BBC News hears from the directors, DJs and audience at BPM Festival in Mexico.
Phil Libin, the boss of US tech firm Evernote, is a rare breed of chief executive - one who is happy to admit his failings.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Championship side QPR announce a loss of over £65m in their accounts to May 2013 and an overall debt of £177.1m
Nottingham Forest announce a loss of more than £17m for the 2012-13 season, up from a loss of £12.2m the previous year.