How Africa can keep rising | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
11 Aug 2016 3:41:56
African growth is a trend, not a fluke, says economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In this refreshingly candid and straightforward talk, Okonjo-Iweala describes the positive progress on the continent and outlines eight challenges African nations still need to address in order to create a better future.
South Africa regains Africa's 'biggest economy' title from Nigeria
11 Aug 2016 3:25:25
South Africa regains the title of Africa's 'largest economy' from Nigeria, according to IMF data.
Why do some people think Twitter is shutting down in 2017?
11 Aug 2016 3:18:39
Is the little blue bird due to get its neck wrung? Reports of Twitter's demise take Twitter by storm.
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to step down
11 Aug 2016 2:53:46
Arianna Huffington, who co-founded the news website Huffington Post 11 years ago, has announced she is to step down as editor-in-chief.
William Hill in gambling takeover spat with Rank and 888
11 Aug 2016 1:27:19
Bookmaker William Hill again rejects a £3.16bn takeover approach from 888 and Rank, saying there is "no merit" in considering the bid.
FTSE 100 falls but Tui shares rally
11 Aug 2016 8:43:33
London's leading share index opens lower, but shares in travel group Tui climb after it says it is on track to meet full-year profit forecast.
Oil demand set to slow in 2017, says IEA
11 Aug 2016 8:30:16
A weaker economic outlook means demand for oil in 2017 is likely to grow at a slower rate than this year, according to the International Energy Agency.
Split BT and Openreach, ex-minister Anna Soubry says
11 Aug 2016 7:34:38
Former business minister Anna Soubry says Openreach, which runs much of the UK's broadband infrastructure, should be split off from BT.
Poundland agrees higher takeover offer from Steinhoff
11 Aug 2016 6:49:40
Discount chain Poundland agrees to an improved takeover offer from South African retail group Steinhoff International.
Samsung denies keeping information on toxins from workers
11 Aug 2016 6:43:36
S Korea's Samsung Electronics denies withholding crucial information from workers about which chemicals they have been exposed to at its factories.
Teeth in faeces suggest ancient shark ate its young
11 Aug 2016 5:01:27
Scientists find a baby tooth in the fossilised faeces of an extinct shark, suggesting the animals practised filial cannibalism.
Media dismisses claims Disney has turned dismal in China.
11 Aug 2016 2:41:30
China's media keep all eyes on Olympic achievements, deflecting attention from growing controversy surrounding its huge Disney projects.
China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump
11 Aug 2016 1:42:53
Some of the shine has come off the silver screen in China as a 15% fall in cinema attendance in July added to an ongoing box office downturn.
Muslim women 'economically disadvantaged'
11 Aug 2016 1:06:42
Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs.
What can killer whales teach us about the menopause?
10 Aug 2016 3:33:06
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.
House prices pause for breath post-Brexit, say surveyors
10 Aug 2016 3:18:27
The UK housing market paused for breath after the Brexit vote, but could take off again over the next 12 months, a poll of surveyors suggests.
10 Aug 2016 3:07:09
How Britain's best-known cyclist has re-established his image and brand for Rio 2016 and beyond.
Clinton and Trump tussle over economy
10 Aug 2016 3:02:49
What are Hillary Clinton's plans for the US economy if she is elected US President in November?
Is university worth the money?
10 Aug 2016 8:36:06
Many millennials regret the money spent on university, according to a new study. So should you skip the degree?
KFC told to stop using chicken treated with antibiotics
10 Aug 2016 7:52:34
The company that owns Kentucky Fried Chicken is facing new calls to stop using poultry that has been treated with antibiotics.
Wendy's reports weaker than expected sales
10 Aug 2016 5:57:40
Burger chain Wendy's posted lower than expected sales as more diners decided to cook at home.
Mounting oil stockpiles to keep prices weak
10 Aug 2016 5:34:49
A large and growing glut of petrol and diesel, as well as crude oil, is set to keep oil prices pressured near their current low levels in the months ahead.
Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors report weak sales
10 Aug 2016 5:30:05
Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors both report weak quarterly sales against a backdrop of fewer customers visiting department stores and the strong dollar hitting tourists.
Southern rail strike suspended as talks resume
10 Aug 2016 4:53:11
A strike on the Southern rail network is called off to allow fresh talks in the row over the role of conductors, Acas says.
The taboo secret to healthier plants and people | Molly Winter
10 Aug 2016 4:52:10
Our poop and pee have superpowers, but for the most part we don't harness them. Molly Winter faces down our squeamishness and asks us to see what goes down the toilet as a resource, one that can help fight climate change, spur innovation and even save us money.