VIDEO: South Africa's greener bus fleet
13 Nov 2015 4:47:50
The city of Johannesburg is on a drive to reduce carbon emissions by rolling out a fleet of buses that run on compressed natural gas.
VIDEO: Building a jewellery business in SA
13 Nov 2015 4:43:09
Jeweller to the stars, South African Jenna Clifford tells the BBC about her tough journey to the top.
Record oil glut stands at 3bn barrels
13 Nov 2015 3:00:22
A record oil stockpile of three billion barrels will not be cleared until well into next year, the International Energy Agency said.
'Degree needed' to fathom small print
13 Nov 2015 2:25:13
The small print on some insurance and banking products is only understandable to post-graduate students, a consumer group has said.
Bidders snap up final Silk Road bitcoins
13 Nov 2015 2:23:30
The final 22,000 bitcoins seized during a raid on the internet marketplace Silk Road are sold in a sealed-bid auction.
US haggis ban 'could be lifted'
13 Nov 2015 1:35:49
Haggis could be back on the menu in America by 2017 following "positive" meetings between the Scottish and US governments.
VIDEO: India's impact on UK jewellery firm
13 Nov 2015 1:34:46
Jewellery designer Nisha Dadi tells the BBC how she turned a small home-based venture into a big name in the wedding jewellery industry in London.
VIDEO: Breakdown firm enters Indian market
13 Nov 2015 1:32:27
Cashing-in on India's growing car ownership, the Automobile Association has gone into partnership with Indian recovery service TVS.
VIDEO: Currency weakness hit Singtel profit
13 Nov 2015 0:03:06
Singtel, Asia's biggest telecoms firm, makes most of its earnings outside of Singapore, but fluctuations in emerging market currencies is impacting its business.
UK shares continue to slide
13 Nov 2015 9:00:50
The FTSE 100 opens lower, with shares in Rolls-Royce continuing to drop after Thursday's profit warning.
Report concern over Adani mine chief
13 Nov 2015 8:56:43
A report questions Adani Mining's suitability to develop a coal mine in Australia because its chief executive has links to an earlier pollution case.
£13bn sale of Northern Rock mortgages
13 Nov 2015 7:56:53
The government sells £13bn of former Northern Rock mortgages that taxpayers acquired during the financial crisis.
The 'new normal' in commodity prices
13 Nov 2015 7:46:49
Commodities slump again - here's why you should care
German economy slows in third quarter
13 Nov 2015 7:30:41
The rate of growth in the German economy slowed in the third quarter of the year, but the French economy picked up.
Homeopathy 'could be blacklisted'
13 Nov 2015 5:00:06
Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on an NHS blacklist of banned treatments, the BBC learns.
The chilling aftershock of a brush with death | Jean-Paul Mari
13 Nov 2015 5:00:00
In April 2003, just as American troops began rolling into Baghdad, a shell smashed into the building author and war correspondent Jean-Paul Mari was reporting from. There he had a face-to-face encounter with death, beginning his acquaintance with a phantom that has haunted those who have risked their lives on battlefields since ancient times. "What is this thing that can kill you without leaving any visible scars?" Mari asks. We know it as post-traumatic stress disorder -- or, as Mari describes it, an experience with the void of death. In this probing talk, he searches for answers to questions about mortality and psychosis and in the aftermath of horror and trauma.
Neutron beam to 'un-burn' bone
13 Nov 2015 2:18:51
Scientists are using a neutron beam to study what happens when human bones burn - tackling a problem that plagues both archaeology and forensics.
Australia stocks hit by commodity slide
13 Nov 2015 1:42:37
Shares in Australia are down more than 2% in early trade on Friday as falling commodity prices hit energy related stocks.
How to protect your online brand
13 Nov 2015 0:14:03
The importance of protecting your brand's web presence
Japan fires starting gun on sports hosting
13 Nov 2015 0:08:59
Japan looks to harness the power of sport
Public faces ticket resale 'stitch-up'
13 Nov 2015 0:06:38
The consumer group Which? calls for a crack-down on ticket resale sites, arguing that consumers face a "stitch-up".
Air France employees fired over protest
12 Nov 2015 2:36:16
Four Air France employees are sacked following violent protests at the company's headquarters in October.
Mining companies fined over dam burst
12 Nov 2015 0:11:17
The Brazilian government fines the mining giants Vale and BHP Billiton for a dam burst at their jointly owned mine.
Lost genetic history of Inca mummy
12 Nov 2015 9:42:45
DNA analysis of a child mummy sheds light on the genetic history of the Inca civilisation.
UK 'losing speed' warns BoE economist
12 Nov 2015 9:39:50
The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, has warned that the UK's "economic aircraft appears to be losing speed on the runway".