IMF: UK 'long way from recovery'
The UK economy is still a long way from "a strong and sustainable recovery", the International Monetary Fund warns. Bad weather hits retail sales again
UK retail sales in April were 1.3% lower than in March as bad weather continued to dent spending, official figures show. Couple's £163,000 phone bill shock
A couple who own an electrical firm had a shock when they received a mobile phone bill for £163,000, then fought for months to have the debt cleared. Ireland calls for global tax action
Ireland, criticised for its tax regime and Apple's arrangements in the country, calls for cross-border international co-operation over tax. SAP in autism recruitment drive
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology. Bernanke hails benefits of stimulus
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates. Government borrowing revised down
The government borrowed slightly less than first thought in the 2012-13 financial year, the latest official figures suggest. Lloyds and RBS confident on capital
Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland have both expressed confidence in their capital positions following an assessment by regulators. HMRC to miss tax credit fraud target
The UK tax authority's failure to hit a target of reducing tax credit fraud and error has "cost the taxpayer dear", a committee of MPs says. BoE still split 6-3 on stimulus move
The Bank of England governor was outvoted once again this month, as the Bank's rate-setting committee decided against more stimulus measures.