'My parents thought cooking was a waste of education'
02 Jan 2017 0:01:32
A novel take on the humble steamed bun is taking Hong Kong's culinary scene by storm.
01 Jan 2017 4:13:54
Huge payouts - from benefits and compensation to pensions and lottery wins - go unclaimed. Why do you not receive what you are entitled to?
Advisers helping tax evasion face fines
01 Jan 2017 3:17:46
Heavy fines for accountants, bankers, lawyers and advisers who assist tax evaders come into force.
31 Dec 2016 0:41:37
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.
Scientists' work recognised in New Year Honours
30 Dec 2016 2:45:40
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.
30 Dec 2016 2:27:14
Parents in Denmark enjoy an enviable standard of childcare, but it costs the state a lot of money. Can the system survive cuts and a potential move towards lower taxes?
Private vehicles add to Delhi's pollution woes
30 Dec 2016 9:27:33
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.
What's moved money, oil and shares in 2016?
30 Dec 2016 6:53:44
Massive political events have made 2016 a standout year - what impact have these had on the pound, shares and the price of oil?
China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017
30 Dec 2016 6:23:49
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.
Star Wars card firm Topps hit by 'unforgiveable' hack
30 Dec 2016 5:34:53
Credit and debit card verification details among the data that may have been accessed, the firm behind the Star Wars trading cards has said.
India rupee ban: 'We need cash to make cash'
30 Dec 2016 2:56:01
Time is running out for Indians to get rid of their old bank notes, after Friday they will no longer be able to deposit them at banks.
£5 note 'worth £50,000' found in Christmas card
30 Dec 2016 0:51:26
A £5 note engraved with a portrait of Jane Austen and said to be worth £50,000 is found in a Christmas card.
Run-DMC in $50m trademark battle
30 Dec 2016 9:42:58
Rap group Run-DMC files a $50m lawsuit accusing retailers of unlawfully using the group's name.
London shares tread water after new high
30 Dec 2016 9:25:42
London's FTSE 100 index stays just below the record high set on Thursday in quiet pre-New Year trading.
Zero-hours workers 'face £1,000 pay penalty'
30 Dec 2016 8:06:08
Zero-hours contract workers earn £1,000 a year less than permanent employees, a think tank says.
Nestle: Dogs are workplace 'stress busters'
30 Dec 2016 7:26:20
Company says pets help reduce workplace stress.
India cash crunch: Rupee deposit deadline looms
30 Dec 2016 3:10:11
People in India have until the end of Friday to deposit discontinued notes in bank and post office accounts.
30 Dec 2016 2:40:35
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.
Help to Buy loan guarantee scheme comes to an end
30 Dec 2016 2:23:19
One of the government's flagship home ownership programmes ends on Friday, amidst both praise and criticism.
RBS: Small shareholders demand a say in bank bosses' pay
30 Dec 2016 0:03:50
RBS investors want a shareholder committee to give them more power in areas such as pay.
India rupee ban: 'I feel like there's a lot of chaos'
30 Dec 2016 0:00:36
The BBC asks people in Mumbai and Delhi for their views of India's bank note ban - which the government says is aimed at curbing illegal cash holdings, or so called "black money".
29 Dec 2016 3:32:46
It has been a year when the global car industry's race in to a new technological era hit top gear.
Gold powers miners to send the FTSE 100 to a new high
29 Dec 2016 1:16:43
Metal miners lift London's leading shares to a fresh high, powered by gold prices and a weaker dollar.
Thousands file festive tax returns
29 Dec 2016 5:44:22
Thousands of people filed their tax returns over the festive season, the UK's tax authority says.
From Pokemon to Toblerone: The lighter side of business
29 Dec 2016 0:36:14
The BBC takes a look at some of the lighter business stories this year.