The Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
Royal Mail, the newly-privatised postal service, is to join the FTSE 100 index of blue-chip companies following its strong share price surge.
Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
A senior Bank of England adviser questions the efficacy of one of governor Mark Carney's key policies, citing worries that the public do not understand it.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
The increased cost of energy has helped make housing the most expensive part of the family budget, according to the ONS.
Canada Post says it will phase out home delivery in urban areas over the next five years as the postal service struggles to rein in persistent losses.
Customers should be educated to select not only perfect fruit and vegetables, but to look at buying "ugly, misshapen" cheaper produce, says Tesco.
The mix of biofuel in diesel is being investigated as a possible cause of unexpected power loss in cars.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, meets four bosses of the UK's "big six" energy companies, weeks after he criticised energy price rises.
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
Four people are held in London and £80,000 in cash is seized by police investigating a suspected £1m theft from two banks.
Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors, says it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, with almost 2,900 jobs to go.
Online retailer warns gamers to whom it accidentally sent copies of the PlayStation Vita that they may face legal action if they have not returned them.
The EU edges towards a common mechanism for rescuing problem banks, in a drive to avoid any more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from one of its shareholders, Sandell, to sell its US assets, including the Greyhound bus service.
Computer security expert Alan Woodward highlights 12 ways that cyber-scammers hope to catch you out over the festive season - and how to thwart them.
A stuffed toy wolf stocked by Swedish furniture giant Ikea sells out in in Hong Kong, after it appears to have become an unlikely symbol of protest.
Female apprentices are more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in "female-dominated sectors", new research suggests.
The Financial Services Consumer Panel says the annuities market is confusing and may not offer good value to pensioners.
The Bank of England's Mark Carney warns on the housing market as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it expects house prices to continue to "surge ahead".
Five US agencies pass the landmark 'Volcker rule', which is designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
Britain should push ahead with fracking, the chairman of the government's advisory body on climate change says.
The gap between imports and exports of goods narrowed in October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Matthew Griffin did three tours of Afghanistan with the US Army Rangers - now he wants to return and open a factory in the country, as Will Smale reports.
The Duke of York brings start-up companies and potential investors together for some speed dating at Buckingham Palace, Will Smale reports.
Italian entrepreneur Rosaria Piseri explains how her lifelong fascination with seaweed led to the creation of her company, AlgAran.
Barcelona are set to decide on plans to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location.
The meeting between the Welsh Rugby Union and the four regions ends without a deal being agreed but with further talks planned.