Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
Retailer Argos is to open ten pilot digital stores in Sainsbury's that will aim to offer a broad range of general merchandise.
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys.
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.
The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.
The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reports its first drop in full-year profits for three years, in part due to a sharp drop in mobile phone sales.
Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
Asian shares headed mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead, after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was still on track to raise interest rates this year.
Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
The advertising campaign using David Beckham to promote whisky is cleared by a watchdog after a complaint that it would encourage underage drinking.
Home owners paid less on average for their buildings and contents insurance last year, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.
The number of firms fined for failing to meet deadlines for enrolling staff in a pension scheme has increased, figures from the Pensions Regulator show.
Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.
The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
How 24-year-old car fan Adnan Ebrahim set up Car Throttle, a popular website aimed at young motoring enthusiasts.
Indigenous tribes in Brazil are increasingly turning towards tourism to make their living, but there are concerns that some may be being exploited, reports Donna Bowater from the Amazon.
How UK entrepreneur Emily Brooke was inspired to develop a new bicycle light, the Blaze Laserlight, which as the name suggests, projects a laser onto the road.
Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.