Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge
The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
South Sudan dismays investors
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
WPP moves into Mongolia
A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.
Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Clash over car tax disc changes
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.