Glencore Xstrata - the only FTSE 100 firm without a woman on its board - has vowed to appoint a female director by the end of 2014.
The Business Secretary says he has no intention of apologising over Royal Mail shares which rose sharply in value on the day they were sold.
The government sold it's 60% stake for £1.98 billion but more or less ever since has been accused of short-changing the taxpayer.
The former Top Gear Stig has dismissed driverless cars as a step forward in road safety and told Good Morning Britain the best computer in a car "is the human".
Writer Ben Collins dubbed driverless cars "terrifying" and said they could become a liability if the sensors get "fogged up" by bad weather.
The government will announce new measures today which will see driverless cars on the streets of Britain in 2015.
Business Secretary Vince Cable will later confirm that the first trials of the self-driving vehicles will start in January next year.
Vince Cable said MPs criticising the Government over the privatisation of Royal Mail have "the benefit of hindsight".
The Business Secretary said: "We sold at a price that was regarded as the best that could be achieved in the context in which we sold it."
"The point we have stressed ... is the price of shares is very, very volatile. These things go up and down."
"I think the wisdom of hindsight about price doesn't really help us very much."
Vince Cable has said clauses in zero-hour contracts that ban workers from jobs with other employers are "offensive".
Dr Cable told Radio 4's Today programme: "What happens is that people turn up for work under a zero-hours contracts, they’re not guaranteed any work, but they’re banned from working for other people...I think it’s that aspect of it that was offensive and constituted an abuse that we want to stop."
The Business Secretary is bringing forward plans to outlaw these 'exclusivity clauses', although he has said that the broader idea of zero-hours contracts can be "perfectly sensible" for some workers.
Vince Cable has said that Britain must recognise China's economic achievements instead of focusing on "lecturing" the country on its human rights record.
"As far as human rights is concerned I don't think we should be lecturing the Chinese, but it is right we have a proper dialogue with them about it," he told the CNN's The Business View.
"When I was in China I raised with senior party officials issues around trade union rights and strikes.
"But I think it's got to be done in a certain tone and I think must be accompanied by respect for what the Chinese have accomplished," he said.
Nick Clegg shared a drink today with Business secretary Vince Cable, a week after an internal party poll was leaked to the Guardian, suggesting the Liberal Democrat leader would lose his seat in 2015.
Lord Oakeshott, who has now resigned from the Liberal Democrats, privately commissioned surveys in several constituencies that showed a collapse in support for the party since 2010.
Both visited a local pub today, to highlight new government legislation to help pub landlords tackle unfair treatment from pub companies.
Asked if the pub meeting was a show of Liberal Democrat unity within the party, Clegg said:
"No, Vince and I have worked together for years as party colleagues, as old friends and will continue to do so.
"We have had a really difficult time of it but we are determined to work together to learn any lessons. I think the team is very united."
Business Secretary Vince Cable has said that the new statutory code between pubs and their owners will make sure that "tied tenants get an accurate assessment of how better off they could be."
The long-awaited plans will tackle complaints by landlords "tied" to large pub companies, with Cable saying they will now be protected from "unfair treatment".
Mr Cable said: "Local pubs and their owners play a vital part in vibrant local communities right across the country, as well as making an important contribution to the economy".
He said the independent adjudicator will now make sure pub companies are "forced to act to redress the situation if they aren't behaving responsibly."
Nick Clegg has played down suggestions that Vince Cable knew about a controversial poll commissioned by Lord Oakeshott in the Deputy Prime Minister's constituency.
The peer, who has now resigned from the Liberal Democrats, privately commissioned surveys in several constituencies that showed a collapse in support for the party since 2010.
But Mr Clegg insisted the Business Secretary, once seen as an ally of Lord Oakeshott, was unaware of a survey in the Lib Dem leader's Sheffield Hallam seat.
"Vince Cable clearly didn't know a thing about a poll being conducted in Sheffield," the Deputy Prime Minister told BBC Radio Sheffield.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has admitted European law means it would be "quite tricky" for the Government to block Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca.
There have been suggestions ministers could scupper the takeover on the grounds that it is not in the UK's public interest to allow Pfizer to take control of the British-Swedish firm.
He told MPs on the Business Select Committee: "The framework which we have under the act, as you know, confines the public interest test quite narrowly and, of course, all of that takes place within the framework of European merger law."