Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
The UK tax authority's failure to hit a target of reducing tax credit fraud and error has "cost the taxpayer dear", a committee of MPs says.
Microsoft unveils the third generation of its video games console in an event at its headquarters at Redmond, Washington.
The UK's largest building society, Nationwide, says its share of the mortgage market has reached a record high.
The cold weather helps energy supplier SSE to report a rise in profits, despite disruption from heavy snow and a fine from regulators.
David Cameron is to urge EU leaders to back action against the tax evasion and "aggressive" tax avoidance he says is costing all nations.
Japan posts its tenth straight monthly trade deficit as a weaker yen increases the cost of imports more than it helps boost exports.
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which trades commodities, is being probed by the police and market regulators over alleged financial irregularities.
Shares on Wall Street picked up on Tuesday to a new all-time high as investors bet that the US central bank would continue supporting the economy.
JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon will keep both jobs after shareholders voted in his favour.
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
The pound falls after lower fuel prices lead to a lower-than-expected inflation rate of 2.4% for April.
Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
Lack of competition in the UK cement market is costing consumers millions of pounds, the Competition Commission says.
Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
Manchester United earned a record £60.8m in Premier League television revenue this season on their way to their 20th English title.
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
The UK housing market is seeing a slight pick-up in activity with mortgage lending and prices both rising, figures suggest.
A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.
People who receive tax credits are being warned about scam emails being sent out by fraudsters in an attempt to gather card details and passwords.
China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
High inflation has cost the UK economy £10bn over the last three years, says an influential report, and has now become a "permanent fixture".
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
Launching our new weekly feature called The Boss, we take a closer look at what drives Aaron Levie, the founder and chief executive of cloud storage company Box.
The humble cassette tape, a happy memory for many music fans of a certain age, stages a comeback for one Canadian company. Will the trend last?
Karen Weintraub explores the growth in the number of US small firms who wish to profit from making a positive difference in the developing world.
Manchester City have announced a partnership with baseball's New York Yankees to form a new Major League Soccer franchise.
A court in India extends custody of three cricketers, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.