VIDEO: China's yuan may get reserve status
28 May 2015 4:07:04
China's yuan may become a global reserve currency this year - Bank of America's Claudio Piron explains why that's important.
Growth in Philippines slows sharply
28 May 2015 4:03:24
Growth in the Philippine economy slows to its lowest pace since 2011 in the first quarter from a year ago, figures showed.
Asian shares mostly up on US gains
28 May 2015 1:50:05
Asian markets traded mostly higher, taking a positive lead from Wall Street after a rally lead indexes to close at record highs.
Yahoo to face class action lawsuit
28 May 2015 1:39:36
Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
Fitness tech firms in legal fight
28 May 2015 1:30:07
Jawbone sues rival California fitness technology firm Fitbit, accusing it of stealing commercially sensitive data.
Earliest evidence of human violence
28 May 2015 0:47:56
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
'New species' of ancient human found
28 May 2015 0:42:12
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
Why is 30 hours a week important?
27 May 2015 3:00:16
Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?
Russian gas industry looks east
27 May 2015 3:00:12
Why Russian gas companies may turn to China
Competition fever hits Brazil's bars
27 May 2015 3:00:06
The serious business of serving bar snacks in Brazil
VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts
27 May 2015 2:47:33
The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.
Lamborghini confirms SUV launch
27 May 2015 1:47:00
Sports car maker Lamborghini confirms the launch of an SUV and signs a deal to build the car in Italy.
Nasdaq index closes at a record
27 May 2015 1:19:52
The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal
27 May 2015 9:02:15
The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
Robots adapt to damage in seconds
27 May 2015 7:07:40
Researchers develop robots that adapt to damage in less than a minute, instead of the many hours needed by traditional self-learning systems.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What does my headscarf mean to you?
27 May 2015 5:46:31
Unconscious bias is a prevalent factor driving culture, causing us all to make assumptions based on our own upbringings and influences. Such implicit prejudice affects everything, and it's time for us to be more thoughtful, smarter, better. In this funny, honest talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied uses a surprising way to challenge us all to look beyond our initial perceptions.
Mice in space develop thin skin
27 May 2015 5:45:11
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.
AdBlock Plus wins again in court
27 May 2015 5:15:34
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.
'Dementor' wasp among 139 new species
27 May 2015 4:42:37
The 'Dementor' wasp named after the Harry Potter creature is just one of many new species discovered in the Greater Mekong.
Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'
27 May 2015 4:29:10
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.
Irn Bru maker reports flat sales
27 May 2015 2:46:55
Soft drinks firm AG Barr reports a 1.1% fall in sales amid a "competitive and volatile" market.
Rural areas see fastest income rise
27 May 2015 1:42:04
People living in the Scottish Borders see the fastest rise in disposable incomes of anywhere in the UK, according to new figures from the ONS.
EU-Swiss deal targets tax evasion
27 May 2015 1:41:26
The EU and Switzerland have signed an agreement to prevent EU residents from hiding money in Swiss banks, the European Commission says.
Government to cut £10bn of red tape
27 May 2015 1:22:15
The Queen's Speech outlines a bill that plans to cut red tape, potentially saving British business at least £10bn.
Aer Lingus shares up as sale backed
27 May 2015 0:28:18
Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.