German growth weaker than expected
15 Jan 2014 9:49:07
Germany's economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 0.4% in 2013 according to the first official estimates, but economists expect an improvement in 2014.
Growth in Scottish economy continues
15 Jan 2014 9:46:48
The Scottish economy grew by 0.7% in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest official estimates.
Coming out in a man's world
15 Jan 2014 9:08:45
What happens if you come out in a 'macho' job
Burberry sees strong Asia growth
15 Jan 2014 9:02:18
Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, reports a rise in revenue over the Christmas period, with strong growth coming from Asia-Pacific.
Toshiba in UK nuclear venture deal
15 Jan 2014 8:13:38
Japan's Toshiba agrees to buy a controlling stake in UK nuclear venture NuGeneration, which plans to build three power plants in north-west England.
Stadium aid complaints probed by EU
15 Jan 2014 8:04:10
Complaints are made over possible illegal state aid funding for sports teams from two Welsh councils, European Commission confirms.
Global economy 'at turning point'
15 Jan 2014 7:38:21
The global economy is at a "turning point", the World Bank has said, but warns of the economic impact of the withdrawal of US stimulus measures.
Huawei sees operating profits jump
15 Jan 2014 7:16:42
Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei says its operating profit rose by more than 40% last year, helped by sales growth in emerging markets.
Olympic Park Aquatics Centre to open
15 Jan 2014 5:57:18
The Aquatics Centre used in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will reopen in March, for the first time since the Games.
Facebook to share data with Yandex
15 Jan 2014 5:35:50
Facebook agrees a deal to share public data from its users in some countries with Yandex - Russia's largest search engine.
VIDEO: Whale gives kayaker near miss
15 Jan 2014 5:31:00
A Norwegian kayaker has had a near miss with humpback whale on a trip to Gyllefjord at Senja.
Business tips from UK's oldest family firms
15 Jan 2014 4:42:03
Business tips from UK's oldest family firms
VIDEO: Pay-per-minute cafe opens
15 Jan 2014 4:39:00
Ziferblat is a concept that has already proved popular in Russia - and now the the chain has opened its first cafe in London's Old Street.
Gin as tonic: Alcohol in medicine
15 Jan 2014 4:29:20
What's your poison? A history of the use of alcohol as medicine
VIDEO: Boeing probes 787 battery problem
15 Jan 2014 3:56:17
Japan Airlines has grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports
Payday loans 'fund cost of housing'
15 Jan 2014 3:51:21
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken out a payday loan to meet rent or mortgage payments, research for the housing charity Shelter suggests.
GM to pay first dividend since 2008
15 Jan 2014 3:18:46
US carmaker General Motors says it will resume dividend payments, capping a successful recovery since it was bailed out by the government in 2009.
Weightlifting 'cuts diabetes risk'
15 Jan 2014 2:26:38
Women who pump iron in the gym cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, findings reveal.
Brain doping common in amateur sport
15 Jan 2014 2:21:31
A study of 3,000 amateur athletes in Germany shows that the use of cognitive enhancement medicines is widespread in non-professional sport.
Drone’s flight inspired by jellyfish
15 Jan 2014 2:19:51
Scientists have built what they say is the first flying machine that can hover in a stable manner by flapping its wings.
How the scorpion got its sting
15 Jan 2014 2:14:25
The sting in a scorpion's tail has been traced back to a single defensive protein, according to scientists.
VIDEO: India awaits latest inflation data
15 Jan 2014 1:58:43
India has been grappling with persistently high consumer prices in recent years and there are hopes the latest inflation figures will show a change.
Why criminal twins may no longer be safe
15 Jan 2014 1:57:13
Can DNA help when a crime is committed by identical twins?
Beanie Babies creator avoids prison
15 Jan 2014 1:53:51
The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys avoids prison for hiding millions of dollars from US tax authorities in a Swiss bank account.
Labour bid to limit RBS bonuses
15 Jan 2014 1:08:38
Labour urges Chancellor George Osborne to block any attempt by Royal Bank of Scotland to pay bonuses up to double their staff's annual salary.