ECB: rates will stay at historic low
04 Jul 2013 2:50:48
The European Central Bank (ECB) keeps interest rates at an historic low level of 0.5%, and says they will stay at that level or lower for 'an extended period'.
Pound falls as Bank warns over rates
04 Jul 2013 2:39:54
The pound falls sharply and shares rally after the Bank of England warns that markets are wrong in expecting interest rates to rise soon.
Move to fix EU carbon market praised
04 Jul 2013 2:33:34
The UK and green groups welcome a move to rescue the EU's carbon trading scheme, but urge deeper reforms.
Remploy factory closures announced
04 Jul 2013 1:51:19
The UK government announces that the five remaining Remploy factories in Scotland are to close, along with several sites in England.
UK car sales up for 16th month
04 Jul 2013 1:45:05
Car registrations in the UK rise for the 16th consecutive month, driven by competitive finance offers and strong growth in the private sector.
AUDIO: Is the FTSE 100 fair?
04 Jul 2013 1:08:03
The FTSE 100 is a club consisting of the biggest public companies in the UK. They are likely to contain giant mining companies from distant countries like Kazakhstan and Indonesia. The BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym reports.
Silver penny for Royal baby day
04 Jul 2013 1:07:58
The Royal Mint is to give a "lucky" silver penny to babies born on the same day as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child.
BA's first A380 arrives at Heathrow
04 Jul 2013 0:32:23
BA becomes the first UK airline to take delivery of an Airbus A380 superjumbo, the world's largest passenger aircraft.
VIDEO: Economy hit by Portugal instability
04 Jul 2013 0:30:33
Portugal's president is holding emergency meetings to try to settle a growing political crisis, which has hit the county's stock markets and increased its borrowing costs.
VIDEO: A summer of discontent for Europe?
04 Jul 2013 9:39:47
The economies of many eurozone countries remain fragile, with high unemployment and austerity measures causing public anger.
Anti-bribery training launched
04 Jul 2013 9:34:46
A training scheme to help UK businesses comply with anti-bribery legislation is launched by the City of London police and the British Standards Institute.
Oil prices stable after Egypt coup
04 Jul 2013 9:34:30
Oil prices dipped back slightly after Egypt's army ousted President Mohammed Morsi, but the gap between US and Brent crude continues to narrow.
Man dies from new coronavirus in UK
04 Jul 2013 9:31:37
A man infected with the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has died in a hospital in the UK.
Plan 'to wipe out bovine TB by 2038'
04 Jul 2013 9:26:51
Ministers are to set out their long-term plans for fighting TB in cattle - aiming for England to become TB-free within 25 years.
Canada-Argentina mine deal scrapped
04 Jul 2013 8:58:40
Argentina scraps a major gold-mining deal with Canadian firm Osisko, after protests by environmental campaigners.
Portugal battles to defuse crisis
04 Jul 2013 8:53:27
Portugal's prime minister fights to patch up his fragile coalition, as markets spooked by the latest eurozone crisis watch nervously.
VIDEO: The etiquette of mobile phones
04 Jul 2013 8:28:58
Sainsbury's has apologised to a customer who was refused service by a checkout worker until she had ended her mobile phone call.
House prices 'up 3.7% in a year'
04 Jul 2013 8:27:30
House prices are rising at their fastest annual rate for nearly three years, according to the Halifax.
AUDIO: Orangutangs 'found on ground'
04 Jul 2013 7:52:31
The famously tree-loving orang-utan may in fact spend more time than previously thought on the ground. Dr Julia P Myatt, lecturer in behavioural ecology at the University of Birmingham explains the new findings.
Hummingbirds' wings 'shape-shift'
04 Jul 2013 7:43:08
Footage from high-speed cameras shows how hummingbirds' main flight feathers shift, changing the shape of the wing to fine-tune the birds' lift.
Cockatoos crack lock-picking puzzle
04 Jul 2013 7:08:55
Cockatoos can pick their way through a series of locks to reach a reward, scientists find.
VIDEO: 'Millions of pounds wasted in hot water'
04 Jul 2013 6:43:51
The research found the average household could save £22 a year on their energy bills by making small changes.
VIDEO: New lease of life for iconic landmark
04 Jul 2013 6:36:56
Renovation work is due to get underway at one of Britain's best known buildings, Battersea Power Station.
Head of 'Geordie Roman god' found
04 Jul 2013 5:58:51
A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Roman god is unearthed at an ancient rubbish dump in County Durham.
Baby milk firms to cut China prices
04 Jul 2013 5:38:13
Food giants Nestle and Danone say they will cut prices of some of their infant milk formula products in China, a day after Beijing announced a probe.