VIDEO: 'Today, we take more difficult decisions'
05 Dec 2013 1:52:26
The chancellor claims "Britain's economic plan is working" as he opens his Autumn Statement, but he tells MPs that the job is not yet done.
Zero borrowing forecast for 2018-19
05 Dec 2013 1:39:32
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
Universal Credit 2017 deadline slips
05 Dec 2013 0:39:53
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Blockbuster to close more stores
05 Dec 2013 0:39:51
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close a further 62 stores with the loss of 427 jobs, administrators say.
VIDEO: Christmas presents in Autumn Statement?
05 Dec 2013 0:03:23
More people are in work than in 2007, but incomes have fallen in real terms over that time as costs have generally risen faster than wages.
VIDEO: Qantas shares tumble to 18 month low
05 Dec 2013 0:01:56
Shares in Qantas slumped to an 18 month low on Thursday morning after the Australian airline warned of big losses and announced 1,000 job cuts.
Virgin joins Formula E racing series
05 Dec 2013 0:01:11
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
AUDIO: Pension age rise 'appalling'
05 Dec 2013 9:55:23
Dr Ros Altmann, a pension expert who has advised the government, and Shiv Malik, the author of Jilted Generation, discuss the state pension age.
Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years
05 Dec 2013 9:03:27
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
AUDIO: 'Jumbled up' tongue twister most difficult
05 Dec 2013 8:51:03
Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
Australia and S Korea in trade deal
05 Dec 2013 8:37:49
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
VIDEO: Pension age delay brought forward
05 Dec 2013 8:09:57
The date when eligibility for a state pension rises to the age of 68 is being brought forward to the mid 2030s, George Osborne will confirm in the Autumn Statement.
VIDEO: Fast food workers in pay protest
05 Dec 2013 8:06:04
US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
In pictures: Ford Mustang
05 Dec 2013 7:09:12
Can US sports cars go global?
Renault-Dongfeng in $1.3bn venture
05 Dec 2013 6:29:34
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
Fifa asks World Cup protesters for calm
05 Dec 2013 6:17:22
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke appeals to dissenting Brazilians to get behind next summer's World Cup.
VIDEO: Philippines inflation up after typhoon
05 Dec 2013 6:08:28
Inflation in the Philippines rises to a nine-month high in November driven by the impact of deadly Typhoon Haiyan.
Brazil to miss Fifa stadium deadline
05 Dec 2013 5:00:05
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
VIDEO: Banksy works to go under the hammer
05 Dec 2013 4:57:50
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
VIDEO: Banks fined $2.3bn over rate rigging
05 Dec 2013 3:56:27
Some of the world's best known banks are fined after being found to have colluded to rig two global interest rate benchmarks.
Qantas issues profit warning
05 Dec 2013 1:48:39
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
VIDEO: Could France head back into recession?
05 Dec 2013 0:29:07
As the British economy enjoys some welcome growth, the picture across the English Channel is rather different.
Venezuela: Maduro fixes car prices
05 Dec 2013 0:01:11
After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
Plan to increase pension age sooner
04 Dec 2013 3:59:42
The government plans to bring forward the date when the state pension age is raised from 65 to 68, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
Should we fear the growth of Huawei?
04 Dec 2013 3:57:59
Should we fear the rise of Chinese telecoms group Huawei?