Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
The UK housing market has slowed for the fifth month in row, with annual house price inflation falling to 6.8% in January, Nationwide says.
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.
Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
Asian shares headed mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was still on track to raise interest rates this year.
Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.
The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.
Supermarket giant Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country - a move that will put 2,000 jobs at risk.
The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.
A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.
China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.
Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
The advertising campaign using David Beckham to promote whisky is cleared by a watchdog after a complaint that it would encourage underage drinking.
Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.
Home owners paid less on average for their buildings and contents insurance last year, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
The number of firms fined for failing to meet deadlines for enrolling staff in a pension scheme has increased, figures from the Pensions Regulator show.
Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.
The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
How 24-year-old car fan Adnan Ebrahim set up Car Throttle, a popular website aimed at young motoring enthusiasts.
Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.
How UK entrepreneur Emily Brooke was inspired to develop a new bicycle light, the Blaze Laserlight, which as the name suggests, projects a laser onto the road.
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.
Rangers agree a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to relieve the club's "perilous" financial state.