Indian PM concerned about rupee fall
30 Aug 2013 8:37:18
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told parliament that the falling value of the rupee is "a matter of concern".
Poverty 'saps mental resources'
30 Aug 2013 8:20:56
Researchers say that being poor can significantly impact a person's mental resources, leaving less capacity for other tasks.
Apprenticeship demand up by a third
30 Aug 2013 6:44:00
Applications for apprenticeships made online rose by almost third during the twelve months to the end of July compared to the previous year.
VIDEO: Mussels as endangered as giant panda
30 Aug 2013 6:43:27
There is concern that Cumbria's pearl mussels, one of Europe's largest mussel populations, is at risk of being wiped out due a demand on the natural water supply.
House prices 'rise at brisk pace'
30 Aug 2013 6:03:28
UK house prices continued to rise at a "fairly brisk pace" in August, increasing by 0.6% compared with July, the Nationwide said.
VIDEO: ICBC: 'Outlook is complicated'
30 Aug 2013 5:49:17
Chinese banking giant ICBC has warned that the economic outlook is "complicated and uncertain", as the BBC's Juliana Liu reports.
VIDEO: How to sell lobsters in Jakarta
30 Aug 2013 5:48:30
Afit Dwi Purwanto set up a lobster restaurant in Jakarta in February, and tells the BBC how he got started and how he makes his money.
VIDEO: India faces 'painful slowdown'
30 Aug 2013 5:47:12
India faces a "painful, protracted period of slowdown", according to Deutsche Bank economist Taimur Baig, as markets lay bare its economic problems.
'Tanned' whales shed light on ageing
30 Aug 2013 4:48:05
Researchers say that the way whales cope with exposure to ultra violet light could help develop new anti-ageing treatments.
Japan consumer price rises speed up
30 Aug 2013 2:32:00
Consumer prices in Japan rise at the fastest pace in nearly five years in July, as policymakers' attempts to end deflation appear to pay off.
China's Sinpoec signs Egypt oil deal
30 Aug 2013 2:28:49
China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, agrees to buy a 33% stake in the Egyptian oil and gas business of US firm Apache Corporation.
'Molecular basis' for jet lag found
30 Aug 2013 1:49:10
Scientist believe they have figured out why it takes us so long to adapt when we travel to new time zones.
30 Aug 2013 0:38:45
British chillies have never been more in demand
Shake-up at online firm brightsolid
29 Aug 2013 3:18:41
Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson is re-organising its online subsidiary, brightsolid, which owns Friends Reunited and genealogical sites.
Commonwealth tickets in high demand
29 Aug 2013 3:09:22
Organisers of next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow say ticket applications for some events have already outstripped supply.
UK recovery 'gathering momentum'
29 Aug 2013 3:06:47
The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.
Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50
29 Aug 2013 3:06:34
Fifty years of the lava lamp
BT hangs up on dial-up net service
29 Aug 2013 3:04:18
Telecoms firm BT prepares to turn off its dial-up internet access service on 1 September.
Syria: Will strikes push oil prices to record highs?
29 Aug 2013 3:03:49
Will strikes push oil prices to record highs?
Portugal court rejects job cut plan
29 Aug 2013 2:29:16
Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
Colombia protesters back farmers
29 Aug 2013 2:21:39
Thousands of people protest in the Colombian capital in support of small-scale farmers and against the government's agricultural policies.
Nasdaq admits part-blame for glitch
29 Aug 2013 1:15:01
The company behind the Nasdaq admits partial responsibility for a three-hour trading glitch on the tech stock exchange last week.
Motor trade claims DVLA 'shambles'
29 Aug 2013 0:04:54
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is described as a "shambles" in its handling of car registrations.
HSBC ups business banking charges
29 Aug 2013 9:36:48
HSBC is to increase its charges for 700,000 small business customers from Sunday, with many losing their free banking service.
NFL in '$765m concussion settlement'
29 Aug 2013 9:10:13
The National Football League and former players who say it hid the dangers of concussion reach a $765m (£490m) settlement, a judge says.