French economy falls into recession
15 May 2013 6:24:23
Official figures show France entered recession in the first quarter of the year after the economy shrank by 0.2%.
UK claims fish dumping ban success
15 May 2013 6:12:54
The UK says it has secured new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
Numbers on zero hours contracts rise
15 May 2013 5:39:48
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds on zero hours contracts more than doubles since the start of the economic downturn, new figures show.
Walmart to bypass Bangladesh accord
15 May 2013 5:36:02
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will conduct its own safety inspections at its Bangladesh factories following a deadly building collapse.
Call for natural resources openness
15 May 2013 4:51:52
More transparency is needed in how natural resources are managed, a report says, as mismanagement and corruption often stops the wealth generated getting to citizens.
VIDEO: 'Made in Bangladesh' label at stake
15 May 2013 4:44:21
Global clothing retailers face a 15 May deadline to sign a legally binding agreement to improve safety standards at garment factories in Bangladesh.
VIDEO: Japan's bid to challenge Amazon
15 May 2013 4:33:18
After buying the e-reader Kobo, Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce company, is looking for other areas in which to expand.
Nikkei surges past 15,000 mark
15 May 2013 4:03:03
Japan's Nikkei climbs past 15,000 for the first time since January 2008 as the yen's continued decline is seen boosting earnings potential for Japanese exporters
Boeing resumes deliveries of 787
15 May 2013 1:42:24
Boeing says it has resumed delivery of its 787 Dreamliner, after two incidents involving the lithium ion batteries led to a worldwide grounding.
Sir Mervyn's date with history
15 May 2013 0:43:04
The Bank of England governor prepares to step down
How effective was the Dambusters raid?
15 May 2013 0:10:59
Did the Dambusters raid really shorten World War II?
Oil firm raids raise fuel price fear
15 May 2013 0:00:27
MPs and motoring groups call on UK regulators to investigate claims that oil giants may have been linked to price-fixing for more than a decade.
Demands sent to the dead
14 May 2013 3:40:44
Firms which write to the dead asking 'why did you leave?'
How Estonia became E-stonia
14 May 2013 3:35:10
How Estonia was converted into E-stonia
VIDEO: The factory still making carbon paper
14 May 2013 3:01:01
There is still one British firm still manufacturing carbon paper - York Haven in the West Midlands.
VIDEO: 'A lot of questions' over oil companies
14 May 2013 2:52:17
The Conservative MP, Robert Halfon, says the OFT should look again at the oil market after the offices of several firms were raided by European Commission officials.
VIDEO: Harry and Cameron get lookalike dolls
14 May 2013 2:19:09
Prince Harry and David Cameron were presented with dolls of themselves at a British business launch in New York.
M&S collection tries to woo shoppers
14 May 2013 2:17:09
Marks and Spencer unveils a new clothing collection and strategy that it hopes will reverse falling sales.
VIDEO: Sun unleashes 'X-Class' solar flare
14 May 2013 1:02:10
The Sun has unleashed a massive solar flare - the most powerful of 2013 so far.
Sony investor urges company break-up
14 May 2013 0:01:14
US hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb says Sony should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and shore up its struggling electronics arm.
VIDEO: A look inside the teenage brain
14 May 2013 9:20:38
British scientists are scanning the brains of 300 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to try and understand how the brain is rewired as teenage years give way to maturity.
AUDIO: 'I wish I had been better advised'
14 May 2013 9:14:46
Retail guru Mary Portas's review into how to rejuvenate struggling town centres has had mixed reviews.
Bank of England criticises Bloomberg
14 May 2013 8:54:20
The Bank of England calls the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible" and says it will liaise with other central banks.
EU to start talks over tax evasion
14 May 2013 8:31:36
European Union finance ministers have agreed to start talks with five none-EU countries in a bid to tighten rules on bank secrecy and tax evasion.
Fitch upgrades Greece credit rating
14 May 2013 8:25:33
Ratings agency Fitch upgrades Greece's credit rating, citing progress in cutting its budget deficit.