Devon seaside pier up for sale
29 Nov 2013 3:31:55
Paignton's Victorian seaside pier with its arcade and ice cream and sweet shops is up for sale with an asking price of nearly £2m.
Black Friday flurry for UK retailers
29 Nov 2013 3:14:21
A rush by some retailers to copy a US-style Black Friday leads to a fight in one Asda shop, and an arrest at another, as customers seek for the best discounted deals.
VIDEO: Why China is shooting for the Moon
29 Nov 2013 3:06:29
Science editor David Shukman visits an exhibition in China to explore the country's obsession with the Moon.
AUDIO: Royal Mail fears competition threat
29 Nov 2013 2:59:19
The Royal Mail has warned that an increase in competition could jeopardise the future of the postal system.
AUDIO: Nationwide economist on house prices
29 Nov 2013 2:52:28
Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, discusses the UK's housing market.
India economy growth rate surprise
29 Nov 2013 2:27:28
India's economic growth rate rises strongly in the July-to-September period, according to latest official figures.
UK household debt hits a record
29 Nov 2013 1:26:45
Household debt in the UK has reached a record level, according to figures from the Bank of England.
Accounting hole hits Speedy Hire
29 Nov 2013 1:20:51
Shares in Speedy Hire dive 16% and its chief executive resigns following the discovery of a £5m hole in its accounts.
AUDIO: 'Growing awareness' of Black Friday
29 Nov 2013 0:56:05
Caroline Wilde, a retail consultant, and Lou Ellerton, a senior consultant at The Value Engineers discuss Black Friday.
Ministers 'not seeking price freeze'
29 Nov 2013 0:43:34
The government denies BBC reports it is seeking a commitment from energy firms to hold their prices down until 2015.
Eurozone unemployment rate falls
29 Nov 2013 0:31:19
The eurozone's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time since early 2011, according to official data, while consumer inflation has risen slightly.
VIDEO: Election campaigns 'getting nastier'
29 Nov 2013 8:53:07
Britain is not a nasty country but its election campaigns are "getting nastier", said advertising boss Sir Martin Sorrell as he looked at negative advertising.
S&P raises Spain's economic outlook
29 Nov 2013 8:19:42
The economic outlook for Spain is improving, says ratings agency Standard and Poor's, but it downgrades its rating for the Netherlands.
VIDEO: Bargain hunting on Black Friday
29 Nov 2013 8:07:59
US shoppers faced with tighter household budgets hunt for bargains on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
VIDEO: From 1964 to 2013: House prices rocket
29 Nov 2013 7:39:49
With the latest house price figures expected to show that the average cost of a house in the UK is at its highest level for five years, was it any easier to afford a house in years gone by?
'Strong' rise in UK house prices
29 Nov 2013 7:06:23
Prices of houses and flats have picked up strongly, according to figures from the Nationwide building society.
VIDEO: India economy faces growth challenges
29 Nov 2013 5:46:29
India's economy is having to tackle various issues including rising inflation, a weak currency and slowing investments.
In pictures: Burma's undiscovered bugs
29 Nov 2013 2:43:55
Undiscovered insects and spiders have been recorded by a BBC/Smithsonian coproduction film crew and scientists visiting Burma.
Earwigs use chemicals for protection
29 Nov 2013 2:42:19
Adult earwigs use a chemical cloud to protect themselves against threats, scientists discover.
Experts 'prefer cheaper champagne'
29 Nov 2013 2:39:29
Wine experts express a preference for a £40 champagne above a £400 bottle, according to a study.
VIDEO: The link between Japan stocks and sushi
29 Nov 2013 2:20:12
Japanese stocks are at their highest level for six years as a raft of reasons give investors fresh confidence - reports the BBC's Puneet Pal Singh.
Parents 'to share childcare leave'
29 Nov 2013 2:04:30
Mothers and fathers will be able to share up to a year of parental leave by April 2015, but one business group calls the plan a "nightmare".
'Love-test' predicts marriage success
29 Nov 2013 1:58:38
Scientists devise a new "love test" that they believe is a better guide to the success of a relationship than the good intentions of newly-weds.
Australia blocks GrainCorp takeover
29 Nov 2013 1:46:32
Australia blocks US conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) A$3.4bn ($3.1bn; £1.8bn) takeover of GrainCorp - its biggest grain merchant.
Japan consumer price rises speed up
29 Nov 2013 1:38:40
Consumer prices in Japan rise at the fastest pace in five years in October, suggesting policymakers' attempts to end years of deflation are working.