The countdown for Alibaba's New York float has begun and the stage is set for what could be the biggest initial public offering of all-time.
Manufacturers' export orders have deteriorated suddenly this month in a sign the UK is starting to feel the effects of the persistent economic weakness in the eurozone, its biggest trading partner.
A combination of the property boom and a growing penchant for grand designs at home has seen a record rise in sales of furniture in Britain for at least a quarter of a century, official figures suggest.
With the Scottish independence vote underway, voters will have to take into account just how much oil is left under the North Sea - and how much revenue it might generate.
The London Dungeon. Positive reviews of the San Francisco Dungeon have encouraged Merlin Entertainments to expand. Photograph: Richard Wareham Fotografie / Ala/Alamy.