VIDEO: Stormy skies before shuttle launch
29 Apr 2011 0:06:07
Lightening lights up the Florida sky the evening before the Endeavour shuttle is launched for the last time.
Russia raises rates as prices rise
29 Apr 2011 9:46:55
Russia raises interest rates for the second time in 2011 as it battles to control inflation.
Spanish jobless level rises again
29 Apr 2011 9:31:57
Unemployment in Spain, already the highest in the EU, rises to a 14-year high, with 4.9 million people out of work.
Spyker profits fall on Saab woes
29 Apr 2011 8:55:00
Dutch carmaker Spyker Cars, troubled owner of Saab, announces a net loss of 72m euros ($106m; £64m) for the first quarter.
Daimler reveals strong profits
29 Apr 2011 7:40:28
German luxury car maker Daimler has unveiled a first-quarter net profit of 1.18bn euros, boosted by strong sales in China.
Doors thrown open
29 Apr 2011 7:25:10
Germany expects surge of Poles into job market
Investors agree to split Foster's
29 Apr 2011 4:26:00
Shareholders of Australian drinks maker Foster's agree to split company into separate beer and wine businesses.
Weak debut for first yuan shares
29 Apr 2011 4:20:56
The world's first Chinese-currency shares to trade on a stock exchange outside mainland China fall in their debut in Hong Kong.
Endeavour set for final mission
29 Apr 2011 3:56:56
Nasa is about to launch its Endeavour shuttle one last time - to deliver a $2bn (£1.2bn) particle physics experiment to the International Space Station.
VIDEO: China imposes smoking restriction
29 Apr 2011 2:59:31
About one million people each year in China die of smoking-related illnesses. Now Beijing is set to act.
VIDEO: Wedding greetings sent from space
29 Apr 2011 2:00:27
The crew on board the International Space Station have sent a video message to Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of their wedding on Friday.
Samsung earnings plunge by 30%
29 Apr 2011 1:51:46
Samsung Electronics says profits for the first three months of the year have fallen by 30%.
S Korea factory output rebounds
29 Apr 2011 0:46:02
South Korea's industrial production rebounded in March after a surprise dip the previous month, latest data shows.
28 Apr 2011 3:12:10
Bangladesh football vies with cricket for sponsorship
Blackberry firm warns on profits
28 Apr 2011 3:09:35
Research in Motion cuts its profits forecast for the current quarter for the second time, sending its shares lower
28 Apr 2011 3:08:43
Will Russia ever reduce dependence on oil and gas?
28 Apr 2011 3:06:46
Tunisia's journalists enjoy new-found freedom
Cashless under the sun
28 Apr 2011 3:01:14
A journey through Japan armed only with a mobile phone
Office boosts Microsoft profits
28 Apr 2011 0:35:53
Technology giant Microsoft reports a sharp jump in quarterly profits, thanks in part to strong sales of its Office applications.
India to pick European fighters
28 Apr 2011 9:20:50
India shortlists two European fighter jets and rules out two US rivals for a key $11bn contract, a move the US ambassador calls deeply disappointing.
Boom and bust flags eco-collapse
28 Apr 2011 8:17:47
An experiment in a US lake shows that major ecosystem changes could be predicted, with the right monitoring.
Sony: credit cards were encrypted
28 Apr 2011 8:05:50
Sony says that credit card details held on its hacked PlayStation Network were stored in securely encrypted files.
Russian investor cleared for Saab
28 Apr 2011 7:27:49
A Russian businessman is given the go-ahead by Swedish authorities to plough 30m euros into troubled carmaker Saab's parent.
Forensic plan advice 'not sought'
28 Apr 2011 7:24:41
The Home Office's chief scientific adviser was not consulted over the closure of the UK Forensic Science Service (FSS) it has emerged.
Not in public
28 Apr 2011 6:24:43
Can China save millions of lives by banning smoking?