Tesco reports a 4.4% fall in like-for-like sales in the first half of its financial year, profits plunge more than 90% to £112m.
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Builders are preparing to construct new UK homes at a rate not seen since the before the financial crisis, new figures show.
KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
Shares in Asia on Wednesday slide into negative territory, following Wall Street's lead after fatal shooting in Canada worries investors.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
The fate of people turned down for payday loans owing to stricter regulations on the industry has prompted polarised debate.
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.
UK car insurance premiums have risen for the first time in more than two years, with further rises predicted.
Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.
Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.
The UK's largest building society - the Nationwide - had a temporary technical problem with its online and mobile banking service on Tuesday afternoon.
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
Huang Nubo, the founder of property and leisure giant Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains his unique approach to business.
As Ethiopia's economy continues to expand, business is growing strongly for coffee shops in the capital Addis Ababa.
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
Glasgow hotels enjoyed a significant lift in room rates during July, helped by the Commonwealth Games.
The BBC Price of Football study finds some ticket prices in English football rising at almost twice the rate of the cost of living.
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As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
Leadership expert Steve Tappin talks to Chinese bosses about the dos and don'ts of managing a firm which is growing very quickly.
Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.
As Tesco prepares to give an update on Wednesday into the accounting scandal that stunned the city earlier this month, the BBC's Emma Simpson examines the relationship between suppliers and supermarkets.
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant
How the Tan family runs a charitable foundation out of its 1930s Singapore mansion, while Singapore struggles to think charitably.
Australia's former foreign minister Bob Carr says it is important they remain neutral over a territorial dispute between China and Japan.
House movers, including Aidan Myles from Chorlton, faced delays after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
Changes in the rules surrounding pensions could lead to more people being persuaded to transfer their savings to risky investment schemes, some of which may be fraudulent.
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers - by one of their rivals.
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.
Tens of thousands of people have joined protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison websites are being accused of hiding the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to clean up India's notoriously dirty streets and public buildings, but will it last?
Once made for Indian and British royalty, Nalli Silks - a family-run business - is cautiously expanding throughout India and abroad.
The BBC's Tamasin Ford talks to entrepreneur Philippe Yoda, whose innovations in plastic recycling have taken him all over the world.
The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
One billion people are still not connected to the internet in India and cost is the main barrier. So authorities are looking at ways to get more people online.
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.
US shares crept lower on Thursday, tracking big losses on European and Asian stock markets
The richest 1% own nearly half the world's wealth, a Credit Suisse report estimates - the BBC investigates in 60 seconds.
Huawei's chief executive Guo Ping gives his first ever TV interview to the BBC's Linda Yueh, and explains why the firm doesn't need the US market.
EmployAbility's Tab Ahmad on the challenges for employers and candidates about positions for people with disabilities
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.
Huang Nubo is one of China's wealthiest men, but what has driven his success?
The founder of the firm seeking to buy some of Tata Steel's UK operations, which employ around 6,000 workers, says that the employment levels at the plants look "toppy".
More £100,000 has been returned to victims of postal scams thanks to a special initiative between National Trading Standards and the Royal Mail.
UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, official figures show.
The number of people who live in poverty across the Asia-Pacific region is being vastly underestimated according to the Asian Development Bank.
Ros Altman, the government's tsar for older people, explains proposed changes to pensions rules.
There are questions over the details of Labour and Lib Dem plans for a mansion tax on the most expensive properties.
The Republic of Ireland's Irish finance minister announces he is abolishing the controversial "Double Irish" tax structure that exploited international differences in tax rules.
Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao may be the country's most generous yet controversial philanthropist, as John Sudworth reports.
The Malaysian company planning to re-develop London's landmark Battersea Power Station is moving ahead with the project, according to one of its executives.
Latest data from India shows that the problem of rising prices is continuing. But at least the increases are now happening at a slower pace.
While Indian watchmaker HMT winds up business, Sameer Hashmi visits its slick, domestic rival, Titan.
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances but Labour warns against a "rushed" sell-off.
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products
Work begins on the first of three Royal Navy warships at BAE Systems yards on the River Clyde in Glasgow.
Can football really attract fans in India, the land of cricket? The BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports.
Winemaking in South Africa is a multi-billion dollar industry, but it has not always been a sparkling success.
As small-scale fishing on South-Africa's west coast declines, fishermen in Saldanha Bay are concerned their way of life may disappear entirely.
British Chambers of Commerce views on trading and exporting to Europe and UK relations with the EU.
Finance ministers, IMF and World Bank officials are gathering to explore how to get the global economy back on track.
An ex-cleaning lady has become the new executive director of Suffolk brewer Adnams after rising through the ranks.
The tiny high definition camera called the GoPro has made its founder and chief executive a multi-billionaire after it was floated.
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