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Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher agrees to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
Asian markets headed higher on Monday, although trading was thin at the start of a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.
How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
Monocle Magazine is a niche product selling just 18,000 copies a year, but it is aiming to rapidly increase sales in Asia with a new audience of high-end readers.
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.
While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is trying out fast track power generation, putting gas generators into re-used shipping containers.
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
How German markets have exploded across the UK
The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships and oil rigs
Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds
A rare look into how Crossrail is taking shape below London
How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices