Germany reports sluggish growth
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
IMF chief Lagarde made key witness
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.
London Market Report
London's leading shares lose further ground in Friday trading, extending Thursday's global sell-off.
Second RBS apology for app glitch
RBS has apologised for the second time in two months after customers were unable to login to their accounts through their mobile phone app.
Restarted direct debits investigated
The information commissioner is seeking answers from a firm that has reactivated its former customers' old direct debits without their permission.
Poor countries take on tax avoiders
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.
News Corp to split in two on 28 June
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.
Low rates 'fail to deter savers'
A lack of confidence among consumers has pushed up savings levels in the last year despite the low rates of interest available, banks say.
Latam 'gang of four' scrap tariffs
Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
Tata Steel swings to a loss
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.
JP Morgan fined £3m for failings
JP Morgan's international bank division has been fined £3m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failures in client advice and record-keeping.
Couple's £163,000 phone bill shock
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.
UK first quarter growth unchanged
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.
Bernanke hails benefits of stimulus
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.