SFA rejects Ashley's Gers stake hike
24 Dec 2014 3:41:03
The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley's request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.
UK productivity shows small rise
24 Dec 2014 3:07:31
UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.
Takata president quits amid criticism
24 Dec 2014 2:43:03
The boss of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is to step down, amid widespread criticism of how the company handled recent safety crises.
French unemployment hits new record
24 Dec 2014 1:52:02
The number of people who are unemployed in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.
BAE wins $1.2bn US Army contract
24 Dec 2014 1:14:57
Defence giant BAE Systems is to supply the US Army with a fleet of armoured vehicles, in a contract reportedly worth $1.2bn.
Christmas Day sees 2.9% at work
24 Dec 2014 0:57:17
About 863,000 people were working on Christmas Day 2012 - 2.9% of the UK's total workforce - according to the most up-to-date figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
VIDEO: Can reporter work mistletoe magic?
24 Dec 2014 0:40:01
The BBC's Steph McGovern surprises shoppers while reporting on Christmas sales.
FTSE higher after Wall Street rally
24 Dec 2014 8:34:06
London's leading shares edge higher on Wednesday as the market's last session before Christmas begins.
Uber sorry for Sydney siege prices
24 Dec 2014 7:21:08
Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week, saying its decision was wrong.
Alibaba spends $160m fighting fakes
24 Dec 2014 3:34:23
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it has spent more than $160m fighting fake goods on its websites over the last two years.
VIDEO: The vintage car investment boom
24 Dec 2014 3:02:51
The market for vintage cars is booming as wealthy investors seek more unusual places to invest their money.
Obama hails The Interview screenings
24 Dec 2014 2:40:06
The US president welcomes a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea - which had been pulled following a cyber-attack and threats - in some US cinemas.
The insects that made Christmas
24 Dec 2014 1:50:54
Meet the insects that made Christmas
Asia shares higher on US record high
24 Dec 2014 1:08:10
Asian shares opened higher on Wednesday, taking the lead from Wall Street where shares closed at a record level overnight.
The business of cathedrals
24 Dec 2014 0:09:45
How the places of worship mix prayer with finance
The year in business: 2014
24 Dec 2014 0:09:27
Falling oil prices and questions over the euro
Energy customers 'need' debt holiday
24 Dec 2014 0:02:27
Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.
VIDEO: What new figures reveal about growth
23 Dec 2014 3:21:04
New figures show that the UK's economy grew more slowly over the past year than previously thought.
US cinemas to screen The Interview
23 Dec 2014 9:56:31
North Korea satire The Interview will screen in some US cinemas at Christmas, Sony says, days after it pulled the film following a major cyber attack.
VIDEO: 'Beetroot as lipstick won't catch on'
23 Dec 2014 9:16:32
In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.
Russia limits firms' dollar holdings
23 Dec 2014 7:51:47
The Russian government has instructed five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of efforts to stabilise the economy.
TED: Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can't decide - Michael Rubinstein (2014)
23 Dec 2014 6:31:14
Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him recreate a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips. The wow-inspiring and sinister applications of this tech you have to see to believe.
VIDEO: Disney toys most wanted at Christmas
23 Dec 2014 5:31:37
According to the Royal Mail Disney toys have overtaken Lego as the most wanted for Christmas this year.
RBS steps up its forex inquiry
23 Dec 2014 5:28:55
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.
Dow hits 18,000 as growth revised up
23 Dec 2014 5:15:46
The Dow Jones rose above 18,000 for the first time in early trade, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.