Share prices continue to slide
16 Oct 2014 0:57:52
Share prices across Europe tumbled on Thursday amid fears of a global economic slowdown and the impact of the Ebola crisis.
Setback for HMRC on tax collection
16 Oct 2014 0:47:26
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announces a rise in the "tax gap" - the difference between the amount of tax it should collect theoretically, and the actual total.
AUDIO: Patterson: MPs 'should end Climate Change Act'
16 Oct 2014 0:24:41
Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and we should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Patterson.
Buffett sells 245m Tesco shares
16 Oct 2014 9:16:38
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who described his Tesco investment as a "huge mistake", offloads 245 million shares in the grocer.
FTSE opens higher but jitters remain
16 Oct 2014 8:26:51
Shares in London have recovered some of their losses at the open after the worst session in more than a year wiped £46bn off the FTSE 100 on Wednesday.
WH Smith in full-year profits rise
16 Oct 2014 7:15:41
WH Smith, the high street stationery, bookstore and travel chain, reports a rise in full-year profits after a "strong performance".
BSkyB profits double on broad demand
16 Oct 2014 7:01:59
Satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB has said quarterly profits more than doubled on broad demand for its pay TV and broadband services across Europe.
Warning over legal logbook loans
16 Oct 2014 6:42:11
Citizens Advice is warning people against taking out high-cost credit such as logbook loans which have APRs of around 400%.
AbbVie board turns against Shire deal
16 Oct 2014 5:59:38
US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
Japan shares lead Asia markets lower
16 Oct 2014 2:10:44
Asian shares opened lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.
VIDEO: Will robots replace humans?
16 Oct 2014 1:54:12
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.
Russia's gas fight with Ukraine
16 Oct 2014 1:03:56
Will Russia turn Ukraine's gas back on?
Netflix shares plunge on slow growth
16 Oct 2014 0:56:36
US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast.
Labour pledge to first-time buyers
15 Oct 2014 3:55:52
Labour promises first-time buyers will be given priority when communities in England "take the lead" in building new housing.
Huawei: US ban 'not very important'
15 Oct 2014 3:22:47
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.
VIDEO: Huawei boss gives first TV interview
15 Oct 2014 3:22:29
Huawei's chief executive Guo Ping gives his first ever TV interview to the BBC's Linda Yueh, and explains why the firm doesn't need the US market.
Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
15 Oct 2014 3:08:26
Boom times for Addis Ababa's growing number of coffee shops
The emergence of the counter-free bank branch
15 Oct 2014 3:01:45
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass
The zoo where humans are enclosed
15 Oct 2014 3:01:29
Zoos where animals roam free
EBay lowers 2014 sales estimates
15 Oct 2014 1:24:14
EBay said sales for 2014 won't meet its prior estimates, saying the last three months of the year will be worse than thought.
VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed
15 Oct 2014 0:23:20
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
Giant kangaroo 'walked on two feet'
15 Oct 2014 9:26:37
A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
The Chinese tycoon who loves animals
15 Oct 2014 9:19:15
The Chinese businessman with a shark in the office
VIDEO: Chinese billionaire Huang Nubo unveiled
15 Oct 2014 9:18:47
Huang Nubo is one of China's wealthiest men, but what has driven his success?
US growth pace 'modest to moderate'
15 Oct 2014 8:49:27
The US economy grew at a "modest to moderate" pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of anecdotal reports from businesses.