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Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.
Industrial output in the eurozone grows by 0.2% in February, driven by growth in "intermediate" goods, such as electronic components.
The government’s stake in Royal Mail could be worth £1.5bn. Senior Conservative figures believe a sale would boost the Treasury’s coffers.
Shares in High Street fashion chain French Connection jump almost 12% after it reports a sharp rise in sales.
The way drugs and prostitution boost the economy
Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests
Almost 4m families have enough money to pay their rent or mortgage for only a month, if made jobless, housing charity Shelter says.
South Korea's state health insurer sues three tobacco firms, including the local unit of Philip Morris, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking.
Did a 1992 fraud trial put City titans beyond the reach of law?
As many as 85,000 people in Scotland could be employed on zero-hours contracts, according to the Scottish Trades Union Council.
Thirty years ago Britain did not have a self-storage industry. Now it's the biggest in Europe. Who are the canny entrepreneurs who have grown rich selling empty space?
Can coal become the low carbon energy of the future?
A profile of Henry Engelhardt, the boss of insurance group Admiral, and why he wants his staff to have fun.
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years as the UK economy enters a "long period of low inflation", EY says.
European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, says he is ready to provide "further stimulus" if the euro remains strong and inflation low.
The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
What happens when builders have to solve botched DIY jobs
Foreign buyers dominate London's luxury home market
Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.