VIDEO: 'Economic and social challenges ahead'
16 Jul 2013 0:22:52
EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has told the BBC that he thinks the peak of the global financial crisis has passed.
McDonald's takes Big Mac to Vietnam
16 Jul 2013 0:05:22
Vietnam gets a taste of McDonald's after the US burger giant says it will open its first outlet in the communist country next year.
BBC spent £5m on Savile inquiries
16 Jul 2013 0:03:44
The BBC has spent almost £5m on three inquiries set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the corporation announces in its 2013 annual report.
Energy customers kept 'hanging on'
16 Jul 2013 0:00:40
A survey of energy firms has found that customers who try to call them can be kept hanging on the line for up to almost 30 minutes.
Posco scraps Indian steel project
16 Jul 2013 9:54:36
South Korean firm Posco scraps a proposed steel project in the Indian state of Karnataka after delays and local opposition.
VIDEO: Britain to boost trade with Burma?
16 Jul 2013 9:08:19
Burma's President Thein Sein becomes the first leader of his country, also known as Myanmar, to visit Britain in more than 25 years.
AUDIO: Streets of London 'paved with gold'
16 Jul 2013 9:03:01
Veolia, one of the country's biggest street cleaning firms, has announced it is to "mine" the sweepings it collects from roads and pavements, in search of precious metals.
Ruling due on huge marine reserves
16 Jul 2013 8:58:44
Negotiators meeting in Germany are set to decide on the establishment of the world's biggest marine reserves in Antarctica.
Benefit cap 'could be lowered'
16 Jul 2013 8:50:50
The amount families can claim in benefits could be lowered further if a new £26,000 cap succeeds in cutting the welfare bill, Treasury sources say.
VIDEO: GSK under fire in China 'bribes' row
16 Jul 2013 8:43:58
British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline has vowed to review all-third party agency relationships after Chinese police released details of an investigation into bribery allegations.
UK inflation rate rises to 2.9%
16 Jul 2013 8:43:56
The rate of consumer price index inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, the Office for National Statistics says.
VIDEO: Austerity anger sparks Greek strikes
16 Jul 2013 8:28:46
Unions in Greece are upping the pressure on their government, as they voice their anger at unpopular austerity reforms.
Glencore halts Australian iron ore
16 Jul 2013 8:27:32
Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
Virtual adults 'turn into' children
16 Jul 2013 8:23:59
In a virtual world adults in a child-like body start to perceive the world more like a child, a new study shows.
European car sales fell 5.6% in June
16 Jul 2013 7:30:15
European car sales fell 5.6% in June from a year earlier - and are down 6.6% for the half-year - with the UK the only major market to see a rise.
Baidu in China app store deal
16 Jul 2013 4:49:54
China's largest search engine, Baidu, will buy a Chinese app store firm for $1.9bn, as it looks to compete in the lucrative telecommunications industry.
Australia carbon tax to cost $3.5bn
16 Jul 2013 2:52:56
Australian PM Kevin Rudd says plans to scrap an unpopular carbon tax will cost A$3.8bn ($3.5bn; £2.3bn), but says families will be better off.
UK secures weather satellite work
16 Jul 2013 1:02:34
UK engineers will build one of the key instruments on Europe's next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellites, the science minister David Willetts is due to announce.
India's plan to become a leading olive oil producer
16 Jul 2013 0:59:20
Atish Patel reports from Rajasthan on India's ambitious plans to take on the traditional producers of Europe and become a leading source of olive oil.
US to begin exporting 'fracked' gas
16 Jul 2013 0:52:57
US gas produced by 'fracking' to be sold abroad
'Slow' horsemeat inquiry condemned
16 Jul 2013 0:40:34
MPs say they are dismayed at the slow pace of investigations into the horsemeat scandal, six months after the first mislabelling cases emerged.
Hubble discovers new Neptune moon
15 Jul 2013 3:30:15
Nasa confirms that the Hubble space telescope has found the 14th and smallest moon circling the giant, icy planet Neptune.
Greece privatisation: Myth or reality?
15 Jul 2013 3:17:44
Is Greece's privatisation programme myth or reality?
Lighting the office - just by walking
15 Jul 2013 3:16:57
Could you light a shopping centre - just by walking around?
The cash machines of the future?
15 Jul 2013 3:14:24
What will the cash machine of the future look like?