Bharti Airtel faces investigation
15 May 2012 1:36:21
Telecoms giant Bharti Airtel is being investigated for money laundering and violations of foreign exchange rules by Indian authorities, a minister says.
Africa 'must boost food output'
15 May 2012 1:34:53
The United Nations Development Programme says Africa needs to boost agricultural productivity if it is to sustain its economic boom.
Amber preserves pollen carriers
15 May 2012 1:25:47
What may be the earliest direct example of insect pollination of plants has been identified by scientists in 100-million-year-old amber blocks from Spain.
Airlines report emissions to EU
15 May 2012 1:22:10
The vast majority of airlines are conforming to EU rules on reporting carbon dioxide emissions, despite a number of protests and lawsuits.
Work on The Shaft to be sped up
15 May 2012 0:57:31
Plans are to be accelerated to deal with one of the most controversial areas of the Dounreay nuclear site.
Facebook raises flotation price
15 May 2012 0:37:18
Facebook raises the price range at which it hopes to sell shares this week from $28-$35 to $34-$38, potentially putting its total value above $100bn.
VIDEO: Exporters struggle to survive
15 May 2012 0:17:52
How are European exporters weathering the economic crisis?
Work days lost to sickness down
15 May 2012 0:05:44
The number of working days lost to sickness fell again in 2011, the Office for National Statistics has said.
AUDIO: Germany 'will get pulled in' to recession
15 May 2012 9:48:55
The credit rating agency Moody's has announced a downgrade of 26 Italian banks, including Italy's two biggest lenders. Sony Kapoor, managing Director of think tank Re-Define, gives his view on the issue and on the future of the eurozone.
Colombia-US trade pact in force
15 May 2012 9:24:38
A free trade agreement between the US and Colombia takes effect five years after being signed, with Colombian flowers the first goods to be sent.
Gas leak operation gets under way
15 May 2012 9:01:04
The operation to stop gas leaking from the Elgin platform in the North Sea gets under way.
UK trade deficit narrows in March
15 May 2012 8:50:32
The UK's overall trade gap in March narrowed to £2.7bn, but the deficit for trade in goods alone was unchanged, official figures show.
Child benefit changes 'flawed'
15 May 2012 8:39:31
The government's planned changes to child benefit are "seriously flawed" and undermine the principle of individual taxation, accountants say.
Viewpoint: Protecting against the eurozone crisis
15 May 2012 8:18:26
How firms can protect themselves against eurozone turmoil
Hen harriers 'being wiped out'
15 May 2012 7:16:14
Hen harriers are "perilously close" to being wiped out as a breeding bird in England, with just one pair nesting this year, a wildlife charity says.
German economy returns to growth
15 May 2012 6:47:25
The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter of the year with a 0.5% rise in GDP, but France's economy recorded zero growth.
Coty withdraws $10.7bn Avon bid
15 May 2012 6:29:43
Fragrance firm Coty withdraws its $10.7bn (£6.6bn) bid for Avon Products, saying the US beauty firm has taken too long to respond to its offer.
Foreign investment in China slips
15 May 2012 5:27:22
Foreign direct investment in China falls for a sixth straight month in April, as worries persist over the health of the country's economy.
Tracing the source of the Thames
15 May 2012 5:16:21
Is the Thames actually longer than the Severn, making it the UK's longest river?
Nature's big picture: Beetle tracking
15 May 2012 4:40:18
The miniature stick-on radio transmitters scientists are using to track the movements of giant beetles.
Asian shares fall on Greek crisis
15 May 2012 3:56:34
Shares in Asia fall, taking their lead from Europe and the US, as political turmoil in Greece make investors seek less risky assets.
VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launch in Kazakhstan
15 May 2012 3:40:36
A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Greek leaders resume crisis talks
15 May 2012 2:13:57
Political parties in Greece will join another round of cliff-edge talks after inconclusive elections, as fears grow that a eurozone exit is nearing.
Loss widens at 'China's Facebook'
15 May 2012 1:23:41
Renren, known as China's Facebook, reports wider losses for the first three months of the year because of weak advertising revenues.
VIDEO: Barack Obama on JP Morgan loss
15 May 2012 0:41:45
US President Barack Obama says that JP Morgan's unexpected $2bn loss is an example of why financial reform is important, based on fears of other banks making similar bets.