Marks & Spencer pushes FTSE higher
02 Apr 2015 8:12:49
Marks & Spencer helps push the London market higher on Thursday morning, after the retailer announced a rise in non-food sales for the first time in almost four years.
Ukraine agrees gas deal with Russia
02 Apr 2015 7:59:21
Ukraine signs a new short-term agreement to buy gas from Russia at a lower price, despite the ongoing conflict in the east of the country.
E.On pays £7m for more overcharging
02 Apr 2015 7:50:08
Energy firm E.On is paying a further £7.75m penalty for overcharging customers who decided to switch suppliers.
Marks & Spencer clothing sale boost
02 Apr 2015 6:23:04
Marks & Spencer says sales for the three months to 28 March grew 1.9%, with a 0.7% gain for closely-watched general merchandising sales, the best performance in nearly four years.
Asia shares higher ahead of holiday
02 Apr 2015 2:38:13
Asian shares headed higher on Thursday but investors were cautious ahead of a Good Friday public holiday tomorrow in some major markets.
VIDEO: Takeda's foreign boss sets to work
02 Apr 2015 1:50:18
Asia's pharmaceutical giant Takeda has its first foreign boss in its 200-year history. Christophe Weber tells the BBC about his priorities.
VIDEO: India sports stars crowdfunding plan
02 Apr 2015 1:37:09
India's cricket stars can earn millions of dollars, but now other sports players are finding new ways to up their income.
Leaders prepare for election debate
01 Apr 2015 3:59:06
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.
'War camel' found in Austrian cellar
01 Apr 2015 3:40:03
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam
01 Apr 2015 3:09:30
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam
Boost for endangered butterflies
01 Apr 2015 3:05:53
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'
01 Apr 2015 3:04:11
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.
Is teff the next 'super grain'?
01 Apr 2015 3:02:40
Will Ethiopia's teff be the next must eat 'super grain'?
Greece made 'unrealistic promises'
01 Apr 2015 3:00:40
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
VIDEO: 'Bad politics' could hold Greece back
01 Apr 2015 3:00:38
There is nothing holding Greece back except "sometimes bad politics", says Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission.
Shoppers see little point in loyalty
01 Apr 2015 3:00:08
Have supermarket price wars killed the loyalty card?
The pension changes in 10 questions
01 Apr 2015 3:00:03
The top 10 questions you need to ask about pension changes
Kraft accused of wheat price fixing
01 Apr 2015 1:54:43
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.
McDonald's to raise pay for US staff
01 Apr 2015 0:49:48
The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.
VIDEO: How is inflation affecting you?
01 Apr 2015 8:15:32
Steph McGovern speaks to business owners and families in Ottery St Mary about how they feel about the effects of inflation.
Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'
01 Apr 2015 8:11:05
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.
Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier
01 Apr 2015 8:09:47
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.
Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?
01 Apr 2015 4:58:58
The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers -- and suggests another narrative.
Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas
01 Apr 2015 3:48:49
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
Google reveals computer-on-a-stick
01 Apr 2015 2:31:29
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.