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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.

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Doping bans doubled to four years

Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban – up from two years – under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.

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New energy rules for domestic devices

European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.

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City Link announces 2,356 job losses

The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link announce 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company fails.

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Lithuania farmers hit by sanctions

How Ukraine sanctions are hitting Baltic farmers

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Zambia’s Kariba Dam energy crisis

Zambia’s struggle to provide cheap electricity for all

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Warning over accident claim calls

A regulator says cold calls about accident claims are still high, despite a ban on selling consumers’ personal details.

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Three supermarkets cut petrol prices

Three major UK supermarkets are to cut the price of petrol and diesel by 2p per litre from Thursday.

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Russia inflation up as rouble falls

Russia’s annual inflation for 2014 will hit about 11.4%, according to official estimates, as the government intervenes to support another bank.

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Consortium buys 16% of Rangers

BBC Scotland learns a group including businessman George Letham has bought 16% of Rangers from Laxey Partners.