Mortgage appetite 'starting to wane'
18 Sep 2014 0:04:33
Borrowers' appetite for home loans is "starting to wane" despite an annual rise in mortgage lending, a lenders' group says.
Bondholders offer Phones 4U deal
18 Sep 2014 9:34:06
Holders of bonds issued by stricken retailer Phones 4U have said they will cut back what they are owed in an effort to save the business.
Clash over car tax disc changes
18 Sep 2014 9:03:18
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
UK retail sales rise in August
18 Sep 2014 8:52:35
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% in August compared with the previous month, with sales volumes up 3.9% from a year earlier, official figures show.
Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps
18 Sep 2014 7:43:17
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
VIDEO: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
18 Sep 2014 7:41:20
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky
Alibaba set to announce share price
18 Sep 2014 7:14:35
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
VIDEO: What will New York make of Alibaba?
18 Sep 2014 2:18:37
As Alibaba prepares to float in New York, what view will investors there take of the Chinese e-commerce giant?
Sony shares fall 12% on loss warning
18 Sep 2014 1:42:24
Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.
Japan trade deficit narrows in August
18 Sep 2014 1:24:44
Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution
17 Sep 2014 3:52:53
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
Glimpse at the high street 2020
17 Sep 2014 3:42:15
How will we shop in 2020?
Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'
17 Sep 2014 3:20:37
The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi
Skin printer and bee probe win award
17 Sep 2014 2:10:18
Bee probe and skin printer make awards shortlist
NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy
17 Sep 2014 1:05:51
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
VIDEO: World Bank's Ebola warning
17 Sep 2014 1:01:21
The World Bank says the Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of West Africa.
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
17 Sep 2014 9:07:59
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
US Fed to end stimulus in October
17 Sep 2014 8:46:47
The US Federal Reserve reiterates it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'
17 Sep 2014 7:46:29
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
European car sales continue recovery
17 Sep 2014 5:37:13
European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
TED: Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door - Mac Barnett (2014)
17 Sep 2014 5:00:03
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.
VIDEO: The 'what currency?' issue explained
17 Sep 2014 4:48:29
The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston discusses what currency Scotland would use - should it vote "Yes" for independence.
eBay attack puts its buyers at risk
17 Sep 2014 4:32:14
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
Ebola could wreck W Africa economies
17 Sep 2014 4:30:05
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
VIDEO: Why bagpipe makers want No vote
17 Sep 2014 4:11:02
The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.