Nestlé has failed in its attempt to trademark the shape of KitKat in the UK, opening the door for rivals to launch copycat products.
Shell has warned that its fourth-quarter profits may be 50% lower than last time with full year write-offs as high as $7bn (£5bn), underlining the damage being wreaked on the industry by low crude prices.
Next has called a meeting of shareholders to deal with an inadvertent infringement of UK company law over reporting the payment of dividends.
Up to 300 jobs are at risk at London-based ready meals company Bakkavör Meals after it lost a contract to supply Tesco with mashed potato.
Asda is cutting about 200 jobs at its head office in Leeds after the supermarket endured a tough Christmas trading season.
A former researcher for GlaxoSmithKline claims his job was snuffed out by the pharmaceuticals giant because he repeatedly raised warnings about alleged mistakes in studies that were used to help sell the company's smoking-reduction products.
BP is to cut 4,000 jobs in its global exploration and production business over the next two years, including 600 in the North Sea, representing about a fifth of its 3,000-member workforce there.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch and former model Jerry Hall are to get married, after announcing their engagement at the ripe ages of 84 and 59 respectively.
A slump in sales in China has ended five years of growth for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The owner of Canary Wharf, Songbird, has admitted defeat in its battle against a £2.6bn bid from the Qatari Investment Authority and Canadian property investor Brookfield, saying its three major shareholders intend to accept it.
The crisis in the British steel industry is the result of four big trends in the economy over the past 40 years.
The UK has recorded its biggest monthly car sales in almost 20 years, with more than 500,000 new vehicles registered in March.
The GlaxoSmithKline CEO, Sir Andrew Witty, said the Chinese drug market has slowed down dramatically over the past year but insisted that the drugmaker’s own business is stabilising, as it unveiled second-quarter results that beat City expectations.
The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has deepened after US authorities accused the carmaker of installing defeat devices into luxury sports cars including Porsches.
Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley is understood to have been outbid by rivals including the owners of Matalan and Edinburgh Woollen Mill as administrators try to secure the future of BHS.
Hayley Parsons, the entrepreneur who founded the opera-singer-fronted price comparison site Go Compare at her kitchen table eight years ago, will bank nearly £44m after insurance group esure said it would buy the 50% of her business it did not already own.
The day after the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday, the Obamas came for lunch. Prince Philip, almost five years older than his wife, got behind the wheel of a Range Rover to drive the president and his wife Michelle to the door of Windsor Castle.
BHS department stores are to disappear from British high streets after almost 90 years, with 11,000 workers losing their job.
BP has agreed to pay $175m (£120m) to settle claims that it deceived shareholders by underplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Businesses in Britain’s services sector enjoyed a rebound in growth last month but were more nervous about hiring new staff before this month’s EU referendum, according to a survey.
A group of MPs investigating working conditions at Sports Direct are to discuss applying sanctions on Mike Ashley after the retailer’s billionaire founder said he would defy a parliamentary summons to appear before the select committee.