Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
Britain's biggest private healthcare company tells the BBC that it is charging its own customers too much and that the industry needs to urgently rethink how it sets prices.
The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.
Frauds committed by those aged 26-35 rise 285% in the first half of the year, to just over £62m, according to research by accountants KPMG.
Profit warnings from UK companies have hit a three-year high despite the continuing recovery in the wider economy, a report finds.
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.
Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC.
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.
The economic recovery in the UK has not been felt by youngsters who have seen their pocket money fall in the last year, a survey suggests.
People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed, prompting a commission to be launched.
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.
Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
Three business investors answer our readers' questions about how they judge whether or not to invest in a business venture.
With a growing number of people going out for meals on their own, restaurants are increasingly seeking to appeal more to solo diners, reports Barbara Balfour.
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.