Britain's Co-operative Group has announced losses of 2.5 billion pounds in what the country's biggest mutual describes as a disaster. As Ciara Sutton reports 2013 was the worst 12 months in the Co-op's 150-year history.
Registration data suggests Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold but as Julian Satterthwaite reports a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price war.
As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily
Upstart Los Angeles newspaper, the L.A. Register, debuts in dour financial climate of decreasing ad sales, decimated newsrooms, declining readership and a market shifting toward online content. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Quality control issues have added to concerns that Japan's big companies may not be able to contribute to a recovery the way the government hopes. Yonggi Kang reports on what may need to change.