UK defends China telecom firm deals
06 Jun 2013 2:42:02
The government defends UK deals with Chinese firms - amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being "overlooked".
Protests threaten Turkey's economy
06 Jun 2013 2:26:45
Protests threaten to derail Turkey's economic success
VIDEO: Cameron: Social investment matters
06 Jun 2013 2:20:45
Prime Minister David Cameron has been speaking out about the importance of social investment in order to tackle issues such as homelessness, drug abuse and youth unemployment.
VIDEO: Shell: Europe must 'compete' on energy
06 Jun 2013 2:03:14
The head of oil giant Shell has told the BBC that Europe faces a growing struggle to compete with the US because of the cheap energy released by fracking
Bank holds rates and QE measures
06 Jun 2013 1:59:14
The Bank of England keeps its stimulus programme unchanged and holds interest rates at 0.5% at the last meeting under governor Sir Mervyn King.
ECB rates held at record low of 0.5%
06 Jun 2013 1:46:05
The European Central Bank (ECB) has voted to keep its benchmark interest rate on hold at a record low.
Network Rail sees its debt increase
06 Jun 2013 1:23:44
UK railway infrastructure firm Network Rail's net debt, which is guaranteed by the government, rise above £30bn.
FBI and Microsoft hit theft botnet
06 Jun 2013 0:50:17
A huge botnet that helped steal $500m has been broken up thanks to co-ordinated action by the FBI and Microsoft.
EU proposals to take control of Libor
06 Jun 2013 0:36:03
European authorities are to propose bringing control of the inter-bank lending rate, Libor, under the supervision of a Paris-based regulator
AUDIO: 'Great opportunity' for football clubs
06 Jun 2013 0:33:13
Premier League clubs' revenue reached a record £2.36bn in 2011-12, according to football finance experts at Deloitte.
Justin Bieber to go to space
06 Jun 2013 0:13:55
It looks like Justin Bieber will be literally mingling with the stars - he's signed up to a trip to space.
Neanderthal clues to cancer origins
06 Jun 2013 0:01:37
A Neanderthal living 120,000 years ago had a cancer that is common today, according to fossil evidence.
AUDIO: Visa reports rise in consumer spending
06 Jun 2013 9:12:06
Visa has said that consumer spending in May saw its biggest annual increase in two years.
AUDIO: Sir Adrian Cadbury on business ethics
06 Jun 2013 9:05:00
In the light of the recklessness seen in the run up to the financial crisis, Sir Adrian Cadbury told Today companies now have changed "in terms of the fact that they understand what governance is about".
Mars rover reaching turning point
06 Jun 2013 8:24:11
Nasa is finally thinking about getting its Curiosity rover moving and heading towards the big mountain at its exploration site in Mars' Gale Crater.
Help to Buy off to 'flying start'
06 Jun 2013 8:16:19
The government's flagship Help to Buy housing scheme has got off to a 'flying start', as the Halifax reports that prices are now rising by 2.6% a year.
French jobless rate climbs again
06 Jun 2013 7:08:34
French unemployment rose to 10.8% in the first quarter of the year - its highest level in 15 years, figures show.
VIDEO: Increase in cash machine PIN thefts
06 Jun 2013 7:08:14
People are being warned to be on the lookout for low-tech criminals after a threefold increase in PIN and card thefts.
Eurotunnel Dover ferries blocked
06 Jun 2013 6:53:53
The UK Competition Commission rules that Eurotunnel will no longer be allowed to operate a ferry service from Dover.
VIDEO: Soldiers' tax relief to clean uniform
06 Jun 2013 6:49:55
The Ministry of Defence has told BBC Breakfast that from next year soldiers will get help to pay for the cost of cleaning their uniforms.
VIDEO: Could canals help move more freight?
06 Jun 2013 6:33:55
Could the UK's waterways help reduce congestion on our roads by transporting more freight?
Irish annals reveal volcanic impacts
06 Jun 2013 6:15:25
Researchers have been able to trace the impact of volcanic eruptions on the climate over a 1200 year period by assessing ancient Irish texts.
Water leak at Fukushima nuclear plant
06 Jun 2013 6:00:35
Radioactive water is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant, following several other recent leaks and power failures.
Bank card thefts 'soaring at ATMs'
06 Jun 2013 4:04:54
Attempts to steal people's bank cards and Pin codes while they are using cash machines have tripled over the past year, according to figures.
Infosys: Narayana Murthy's uphill task
06 Jun 2013 3:19:38
What the return of iconic founder means for India's Infosys