VIDEO: HK BritCham weighs in on protests
07 Oct 2014 1:14:02
As Hong Kong's protests look to be winding down, the city's British Chamber of Commerce says businesses are trying to assess the damage.
Samsung forecasts 60% fall in profit
07 Oct 2014 0:50:53
Samsung Electronics forecasts a 60% fall in third-quarter operating profit, missing estimates, because of slowing smartphone sales.
VIDEO: Taiwan's most unlikely philanthropist
07 Oct 2014 0:11:03
A humble Taiwanese vegetable seller shows you do not have to be rich to donate money and make a difference.
Rio Tinto rejected Glencore merger
06 Oct 2014 3:59:06
The Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto confirms it rejected a takeover bid by rival firm Glencore in July 2014.
From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise
06 Oct 2014 3:21:31
The magic of video game sound effects
VIDEO: App lets you brew fresh coffee
06 Oct 2014 3:05:53
BBC News's Dougal Shaw checks out a smartphone-enabled coffee tap, designed for both business and home use.
Health tech start-ups face long race to launch
06 Oct 2014 3:00:06
Health tech start-ups face a slower road to market
Taiwan's charitable vegetable vendor
06 Oct 2014 2:51:32
Is this the world's most unlikely philanthropist?
CNN parent to cut 10% of staff
06 Oct 2014 1:02:28
CNN parent Turner Broadcasting announces plans to eliminate 1,475 jobs - about 10% of its total workforce.
Sapphire screen maker in bankruptcy
06 Oct 2014 0:06:56
Shares in GT Advanced Technologies plunge over 90% after the maker of sapphire glass screens, some of which are used in Apple products, files for bankruptcy.
Savings up to £1m to be protected
06 Oct 2014 8:40:32
Savings of up to £1m are to be protected under new proposals from the Bank of England aimed at avoiding a Northern Rock style run on a bank.
Rand rises as SA bank boss is named
06 Oct 2014 7:22:37
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has named the former Treasury boss, Lesetja Kganyago, as the new governor of the country's central bank.
Inside Sierra Leone's Ebola clinics
06 Oct 2014 5:58:09
BBC's Tulip Mazumdar visits Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone
The 21st Century house cat
06 Oct 2014 5:53:46
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
Waldorf hotel sold to Chinese firm
06 Oct 2014 5:47:34
New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel is sold by Hilton Worldwide to Chinese insurance firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn.
Michael Bloomberg is knighted
06 Oct 2014 5:28:30
Michael Bloomberg, founder of the eponymous financial information firm Bloomberg and former New York Mayor, has been given an honorary knighthood.
TED: Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century - Thomas Piketty (2014)
06 Oct 2014 4:26:39
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
The working people struggling to eat
06 Oct 2014 4:26:11
Why are three million households struggling to make ends meet?
UK services sector growth 'slowing'
06 Oct 2014 3:43:51
Growth in the UK services sector eases to a three-month low in September amid suggestions that the recovery may be "losing its legs".
Virgin Atlantic axes domestic service
06 Oct 2014 3:17:21
Virgin Atlantic will stop operating Little Red, its UK flight network service in September 2015 - two and a half years after its inaugural flights.
Royal Mail makes parcel price bid
06 Oct 2014 2:43:01
Royal Mail is moving to defend its share of the Christmas parcels business by cutting some charges.
E-cig firm can fight EU regulations
06 Oct 2014 2:06:45
An electronic cigarette company wins the latest stage of its battle against the regulation of tobacco products in the European Union.
VIDEO: Dairy farmers protest over milk price
06 Oct 2014 1:14:23
Dairy farmers hit by a series of price cuts are taking direct action by protesting
VIDEO: Work absence 'lowest for five years'
06 Oct 2014 1:03:50
Overall levels of absenteeism are at their lowest level for five years, according to a survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
John Galliano returns to fashion
06 Oct 2014 0:50:04
British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.