Co-operative Bank has stopped offering new business loans amid concerns over its capital position and talks with UK regulators.
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
Manchester United has struck a new loan deal to cut the amount of interest it pays on its huge debts.
London's leading shares lose further ground in Friday trading, extending Thursday's global sell-off.
RBS has apologised for the second time in two months after customers were unable to login to their accounts through their mobile phone app.
The information commissioner is seeking answers from a firm that has reactivated its former customers' old direct debits without their permission.
Developing countries are trying to stop mining companies shifting billions of dollars in profits out of their countries, depriving them of much-needed tax revenue.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
A lack of confidence among consumers has pushed up savings levels in the last year despite the low rates of interest available, banks say.
Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
Shares in Japan have closed 0.89% higher, one day after Thursday's global sell-off in shares.
Tata Steel, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, blames weakness in Europe for a net loss in the fourth quarter and says "severely depressed" conditions are likely to persist.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Tuition fees in England could be limited to £6,000 per year and remain cost-neutral to universities and the Treasury, research suggests.
JP Morgan's international bank division has been fined £3m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failures in client advice and record-keeping.
A couple who own an electrical firm had a shock when they received a mobile phone bill for £163,000, then fought for months to have the debt cleared.
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
The damage from the Oklahoma tornado could reach $2bn (£1.3bn), the Oklahoma Insurance Department warns, although many tenants may have no insurance cover.
In recent years there has been an ever-growing number of competition schemes for would-be entrepreneurs, as the BBC's Will Smale reports.
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.
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.
The firm which acted as administrators for the former Rangers Football Club is cleared of any conflict of interest over its appointment.
A dedicated sports and life sciences college could be built on the site of the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield City Council announces.
Bundesliga warns moving the 2022 World Cup to the Qatari winter could lead to legal challenges by European leagues.
Over the next few years the plan is for every household to get a smart energy meter - but technology experts say some of the meters can be hacked.
With many Middle Eastern economies in turmoil, and doom and gloom across much of Europe, Turkey seems to be bucking the trend.