Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
The FTSE 100 rises in early trade after the Bank of Japan surprises markets by announcing more stimulus measures.
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.
There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store.
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.
The number of mortgages being approved has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, according to the Bank of England.
Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell explains how he created a corporate mints provider which he transformed into a chocolate empire.
US tech start ups are 'burning' cash at alarmingly high rates, and some experts are warning that innovation could suffer
A start-up business in Brazil is rolling out a network of drop-in siesta centres, where people can go to take an afternoon nap.
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.