Expansion plans announced for yard
26 Aug 2014 8:32:35
The prospective new owner of the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow explains some of his plans for the troubled business.
London Market Report
26 Aug 2014 8:11:14
The FTSE 100 climbs in early trade, as investors seek to catch up with gains seen in Europe on Monday.
Strong pound 'ravages' WPP results
26 Aug 2014 8:05:01
Global advertising giant WPP sees profits rise in the first half of this year, but says it has been hit by the "ravages" of a strong sterling.
VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home
26 Aug 2014 7:59:38
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists
UK service sector growth 'slows'
26 Aug 2014 7:02:46
Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.
VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines job cuts a concern
26 Aug 2014 6:45:12
At Malaysia Airlines potential reforms reportedly range from a fleet re-organisation and a new chief executive, to broad job cuts.
Mozilla launches $33 smartphone
26 Aug 2014 6:43:30
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.9).
VIDEO: Will Chinese bank bad loans increase?
26 Aug 2014 3:31:58
Rising bad loans in China put the spotlight squarely on the earnings of the country's biggest banks.
UK air pollution fuels official concern
26 Aug 2014 1:25:43
Measuring and tackling an invisible killer
Australian carriers grant phone use
26 Aug 2014 1:13:55
Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from today.
Magnetic levitation in 3D advances
25 Aug 2014 3:51:58
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
World's rarest bird needs new home
25 Aug 2014 3:34:15
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Could your clothing save your life?
25 Aug 2014 3:03:09
Could your clothes save your life?
How Norway avoided the 'curse of oil'
25 Aug 2014 3:02:55
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'
Cleaning up Mali's rubbish
25 Aug 2014 3:02:37
Can the waste crisis be solved by business?
VIDEO: Cleaning up waste in Mali
25 Aug 2014 3:00:18
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.
Amazon buys game site Twitch
25 Aug 2014 0:57:48
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours emerged earlier this year that Google's YouTube was in final stages to purchase the firm.
VIDEO: Aurora Borealis filmed from space
25 Aug 2014 6:24:11
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - filmed from the International Space Station.
TED: Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world? - Martin Rees (2014)
25 Aug 2014 5:08:10
A post-apocalyptic Earth, emptied of humans, seems like the stuff of science fiction TV and movies. But in this short, surprising talk, Lord Martin Rees asks us to think about our real existential risks — natural and human-made threats that could wipe out humanity. As a concerned member of the human race, he asks: What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen?
Potential comet landing sites chosen
25 Aug 2014 4:41:10
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
Preferred bidder chosen for shipyard
25 Aug 2014 4:37:24
Jim McColl's Clyde Blowers Capital is announced as the preferred bidder for the troubled Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow.
India coal mining licences 'illegal'
25 Aug 2014 1:10:35
India's Supreme Court rules that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal.
Burger King and Tim Hortons in talks
25 Aug 2014 1:04:44
Fast-food giant Burger King says it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
England Women's Sevens turn pro
25 Aug 2014 1:03:37
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.
French PM resigns amid economy row
25 Aug 2014 8:49:21
French PM Manuel Valls presents the resignation of his government amid a cabinet row over economic policies, and is asked to form a new administration.