Burberry reports rise in revenues
14 Oct 2014 7:07:43
Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, has reported a 7% rise in revenue for the first half of the year despite what it described as a "difficult external environment".
Google: Amazon is biggest rival
14 Oct 2014 6:59:21
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says the firm's biggest rival in the search space is e-commerce giant Amazon.
India's DLF shares fall after ban
14 Oct 2014 6:51:43
Indian property developer DLF's shares fall to a record low after the financial market regulator bans it from capital markets for allegedly defrauding investors.
Mulberry in new profit warning
14 Oct 2014 6:44:49
Luxury handbag maker Mulberry tells investors full-year profits will be "significantly" below expectations after seeing a sharp fall in revenues.
Non-austerity budget to be revealed
14 Oct 2014 5:07:38
Ireland's finance minister is expected to deliver the country's first non-austerity budget in seven years later.
Universal to open China theme park
14 Oct 2014 2:46:35
Universal Studios will open its first $3.3bn (£2bn) Chinese theme park after 13 years of trying to enter the booming entertainment market.
VIDEO: Battersea's revamp powers ahead
14 Oct 2014 2:40:34
The Malaysian company planning to re-develop London's landmark Battersea Power Station is moving ahead with the project, according to one of its executives.
Asian shares mixed after US fall
14 Oct 2014 2:33:34
Asian shares are trading mixed following a sell-off on Wall Street as investors worried about how weak global growth would impact company earnings.
VIDEO: India's inflation shows signs of easing
14 Oct 2014 2:25:44
Latest data from India shows that the problem of rising prices is continuing. But at least the increases are now happening at a slower pace.
Plants 'absorb more CO2 than thought'
14 Oct 2014 0:58:05
Global climate models under play the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants according to new research.
VIDEO: Billionaire's controversial charity work
13 Oct 2014 3:14:12
Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao may be the country's most generous yet controversial philanthropist, as John Sudworth reports.
More pension freedoms to be set out
13 Oct 2014 3:06:27
New arrangements to give savers more freedom over how and when they take a tax-free lump sum from their pension pot are due to be set out.
When does an app need regulating?
13 Oct 2014 2:57:39
Should you be worried about health apps?
Slide on US stock markets continues
13 Oct 2014 1:26:16
The sell-off on Wall Street continued on Monday with the main share indexes ending down sharply again.
China's controversial philanthropist
13 Oct 2014 9:00:44
The singing billionaire whose charity work courts controversy
VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'
13 Oct 2014 8:34:32
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.
Snail named after marriage equality
13 Oct 2014 3:04:04
A new species of hermaphrodite land snail found in Taiwan has been named in support of marriage equality.
Woman finds three-inch leech in nose
13 Oct 2014 2:52:43
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
VIDEO: UK government to sell Eurostar stake
13 Oct 2014 2:50:47
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances but Labour warns against a "rushed" sell-off.
Millions 'vulnerable' to bank fraud
13 Oct 2014 2:08:22
The UK's High Street banks are warning that millions of account holders are vulnerable to fraud - online or over the phone.
French economist wins Nobel Prize
13 Oct 2014 1:42:13
French economist Jean Tirole of Toulouse University is awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
Mark Carney in warning for bankers
13 Oct 2014 0:55:45
Bankers' behaviour still needs to change following the financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
Oil price down again on growth fears
13 Oct 2014 9:48:57
Global oil prices fall again with Brent crude at a near four-year low amid renewed worries about sluggish global growth.
VIDEO: Why are these mussels a menace?
13 Oct 2014 9:28:13
A new species of mussel has been found in the UK which could be hugely damaging to British wildlife.