Boost for eurozone business activity
20 Feb 2015 0:49:38
Eurozone business activity has reached a seven-month high, prompting companies to take on more staff, a closely watched survey indicates.
Private parking penalties 'illegal'
20 Feb 2015 9:54:23
Millions of pounds of private parking penalty charges could have been imposed illegally, the RAC Foundation motoring charity says.
UK retail sales fall 0.3% in January
20 Feb 2015 9:51:09
UK retail sales fell 0.3% in January from the previous month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
UK finances show £8.8bn surplus
20 Feb 2015 9:41:28
UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
Who are the Barclay brothers?
20 Feb 2015 9:03:02
Exactly who are David and Frederick Barclay?
Standard Life rises as FTSE dips
20 Feb 2015 8:36:07
London's leading shares dip as efforts continue in Brussels to resolve the crisis over Greece's bail-out, but Standard Life sees gains after reporting a big rise in profits.
Rangers confirm Ibrox EGM date
20 Feb 2015 8:25:40
Rangers' extraordinary general meeting will take place on 6 March, as the board ask Dave King for clarity over his plans.
Malawi's expensive phone habit
20 Feb 2015 4:21:45
The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
VIDEO: New Year demand for new banknotes
20 Feb 2015 2:22:01
In Singapore, millions of new banknotes are printed each Lunar New Year for use in 'red packets'. But what happens to the old notes?
BP bid to reduce spill fine rejected
20 Feb 2015 2:16:53
BP loses its bid to reduce the maximum civil fine of $13.7bn (£8.9bn) it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Eurozone set for vital Greece talks
20 Feb 2015 2:01:11
Eurozone finance ministers are set for a crunch meeting in Brussels to consider a proposal by Greece to extend its European loan programme.
VIDEO: Walmart to raise worker pay by 24%
20 Feb 2015 1:59:15
The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, is set to raise wages for more than 500,000 hourly employees at its US stores.
Japan stocks shrug off Greece fears
20 Feb 2015 0:47:08
Japanese stocks rallied further despite concerns Greece may be forced to leave the eurozone should it fail to negotiate a new bailout deal.
Evolution 'favours big sea beasts'
20 Feb 2015 0:02:43
A major survey finds that marine animals have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance.
The rise of smaller manufacturers
20 Feb 2015 0:01:19
The rise of niche manufacturers in the US economy
Cybersecurity: The insider threat
20 Feb 2015 0:01:16
How firms combat insider fraud and theft
Nigeria's five-to-nine work ethic
20 Feb 2015 0:01:14
Why working five-to-nine is key for many in Nigeria
Nasdaq tech shares at 15-year high
19 Feb 2015 1:43:15
Energy stocks continue to drop as oil prices fall further, pulling markets lower, while technology stocks rally
The farmer's son who filmed a snow leopard
19 Feb 2015 1:12:50
A farmer's son sacrificed his sheep to film a leopard
Doubt over 'cannibal seal' theory
19 Feb 2015 8:58:08
The National Trust urges caution over a report suggesting cannibalistic seals may be to blame for a spate of seal pup deaths in Norfolk.
Why Zuma's land policy is smoke screen
19 Feb 2015 7:43:32
Why South African move to restrict land ownership is symbolic
ECB minutes highlight QE delay risks
19 Feb 2015 6:26:50
The first-ever minutes from the European Central Bank reveal its chief economist warned of the hazards of delaying the introduction of quantitative easing.
New Tigers stadium plan approved
19 Feb 2015 6:22:53
A new 10,000-capacity stadium for Castleford Tigers gets the go-ahead from Wakefield Council.
Angelo Vermeulen: How to go to space, without having to go to space
19 Feb 2015 6:05:29
"We will start inhabiting outer space," says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. "It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen." In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.
Supermarket price war hits Asda
19 Feb 2015 5:56:38
Sales at Asda fall in the 12 weeks to January as supermarket price wars hit the company's performance.