Glaxo shares up as profits beat hopes
22 Oct 2014 2:21:06
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a special share scheme.
Total names new heads after boss dies
22 Oct 2014 1:51:58
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
Worries for those denied payday loans
22 Oct 2014 0:48:44
The fate of people turned down for payday loans owing to stricter regulations on the industry has prompted polarised debate.
Pound falls on Bank meeting minutes
22 Oct 2014 0:35:18
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'
22 Oct 2014 0:21:20
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie.
Heineken blames sales drop on rain
22 Oct 2014 0:19:02
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.
Peugeot sales and revenues rise
22 Oct 2014 0:18:57
PSA Peugeot Citroen's turnaround plan appears to be making progress, with the troubled French carmaker announcing better sales and revenues.
VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the north
22 Oct 2014 0:16:23
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
Car insurance premiums 'creeping up'
22 Oct 2014 9:38:28
UK car insurance premiums have risen for the first time in more than two years, with further rises predicted.
Japan's exports jump in September
22 Oct 2014 9:06:24
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
BAT update weighs on FTSE 100
22 Oct 2014 8:19:03
The FTSE 100 falls in early trade, with British American Tobacco shares hit by news of a fall in revenue.
Homebase accelerates store closures
22 Oct 2014 8:11:57
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
VIDEO: Diwali sees Asia retail sales spike
22 Oct 2014 3:55:31
The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.
Asian shares return to positive
22 Oct 2014 2:17:32
Shares in Asia return to a positive streak on Wednesday, buoyed by strong company results in the US
Slumbering lions win top photo prize
22 Oct 2014 0:24:49
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Physics reveals how nature sparkles
22 Oct 2014 0:15:57
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
Whitehall in confusion, MPs warn
22 Oct 2014 0:00:47
Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.
VIDEO: Tesco scandal highlights supplier ties
21 Oct 2014 3:43:24
As Tesco prepares to give an update on Wednesday into the accounting scandal that stunned the city earlier this month, the BBC's Emma Simpson examines the relationship between suppliers and supermarkets.
Debt campaigners tear up student loans
21 Oct 2014 3:10:27
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
21 Oct 2014 3:10:01
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
Supermarket supplies: The hidden world
21 Oct 2014 3:09:38
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle
Wind farms outstrip nuclear power
21 Oct 2014 3:07:59
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
Cities need more power, says study
21 Oct 2014 3:05:11
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale
21 Oct 2014 0:43:40
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.
Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
21 Oct 2014 6:08:58
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.