Japan's struggling seaweed industry
23 Feb 2015 1:05:39
Japan's seaweed industry misses out on Abenomics
Swiss deal over Italian tax evasion
23 Feb 2015 9:49:13
Italy and Switzerland have signed a deal to work together on tackling tax evasion.
Pay body wants 3% minimum wage rise
23 Feb 2015 7:39:10
The independent body that advises the government on the minimum wage is to recommend an increase of 3%, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are
23 Feb 2015 6:02:40
Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
Honda replaces boss in wake of recall
23 Feb 2015 5:31:46
Japanese carmaker Honda is replacing its president after a year of massive recalls linked to its Takata-supplied airbags.
Apple invests 1.7bn euros in centres
23 Feb 2015 4:51:00
Apple is to invest 1.7bn euros (£1.25bn) developing data centres in the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.
German business morale 'holding up'
23 Feb 2015 2:18:47
Confidence among German businesses is holding up despite problems in the eurozone, a survey by the Ifo institute suggests.
Retail sales growth dips, says CBI
23 Feb 2015 2:11:35
February saw UK retail sales fall back - against expectations - according to a survey by the business lobby group, the CBI.
'Computer says no' hurts vulnerable
23 Feb 2015 1:28:10
Financial firms should take time to listen to vulnerable customers and make products easy to understand, the City regulator says.
Government sells more Lloyds shares
23 Feb 2015 1:16:42
The government has sold another parcel of Lloyds shares, raising £500m and cutting its stake to below 24%.
FTSE remains close to record high
23 Feb 2015 9:09:24
After spiking in the first few minutes of trade, the FTSE 100 falls back to stand little changed, but the index remains close to its record high.
Call for global single-use syringes
23 Feb 2015 9:04:52
Smart syringes that can be used only once should be used for injections, the World Health Organization has announced.
HSBC reports sharp profit fall
23 Feb 2015 8:56:26
HSBC has said 2014 was a "challenging year" after reporting a 17% drop in profit to $18.7bn, with chief executive Stuart Gulliver seeing his pay drop.
Bovis Homes' full-year profits jump
23 Feb 2015 7:58:44
Housebuilder Bovis Homes reports a big rise in profits to £133.5m after an "excellent" year, with house sales at a record high.
'New brand' needed to boost exports
23 Feb 2015 7:22:07
Scotland needs a new brand to sell its skills and modern industries to the world, according to a new report.
VIDEO: Christchurch earthquake four years on
23 Feb 2015 6:58:44
The New Zealand city of Christchurch prepares for major sporting events four years after a deadly earthquake destroyed much of the city.
VIDEO: Singapore's horse racing ambition
23 Feb 2015 6:58:07
Singapore hopes to create a horse race that can match events with global recognition like the Melbourne Cup or Ascot.
Healthy dose of hope for one-use syringes
23 Feb 2015 5:03:41
Could new "auto-disable" syringe help stem outbreaks of HIV?
Greece to unveil debt deal reforms
23 Feb 2015 4:46:38
Greece is preparing to present a list of reforms to international creditors in order to secure a bailout extension.
Cameron in pensioner benefits pledge
23 Feb 2015 3:17:35
Universal benefits for pensioners will once again be protected if the Conservatives win May's general election, David Cameron will say later.
Australia Post's profit down 56%
23 Feb 2015 3:15:45
Australia Post reports half-year profits of A$98m - down 56% from a year earlier - and forecasts its first full-year loss in more than 30 years.
Real wages to rise in 2015, says EY
23 Feb 2015 1:13:00
UK workers are set to see their real pay rise this year for the first time since 2007, according to a report from the EY Item Club.
HSBC chief 'has £5m Swiss account'
23 Feb 2015 0:58:38
The Guardian is reporting that HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver holds £5m in a Swiss bank account through a Panamanian company.
Absolute Bankers: From bank to hotel
23 Feb 2015 0:16:35
Turning Midland Bank's former HQ into a hotel
VIDEO: Drone boss: 'I get a lot of support'
23 Feb 2015 0:16:16
Jordi Munoz started his company while waiting for a green card now it's one of the biggest commercial drone makers in the world