Government urged to act on flooding
01 Feb 2013 9:05:35
A committee of MPs welcomes plans for more competition in the water market but says urgent action is needed to reduce flooding.
Dutch bank Reaal nationalised
01 Feb 2013 9:03:46
SNS Reaal, the Dutch bank and insurance firm, is nationalised after failing to find private investors to put money into the firm.
AUDIO: Why are UK pubs in decline?
01 Feb 2013 8:43:16
Today reporter Andrew Hosken investigates news that the UK is losing 18 pubs a week, and increasingly some are ending up as supermarkets.
How owls swivel their heads
01 Feb 2013 8:19:58
Scientists detail the smart bone and vascular structures that enable an owl to turn its head almost a full circle.
Credit Agricole hit by writedown
01 Feb 2013 8:06:32
France's Credit Agricole is to write down the value of its assets by 2.68bn euros to reflect the weak eurozone economy and new tighter regulations.
Samsung boss in inheritance win
01 Feb 2013 7:31:12
The chairman of Samsung Electronics wins a case involving nearly $4bn (£2.2bn) worth of inheritance, which was brought against him by his relatives.
VIDEO: Singapore couple's online retail boom
01 Feb 2013 5:14:01
A Singaporean couple tell the BBC how they used the internet to make a success of their MDS Fashion chain.
VIDEO: HSBC sale of Ping An stake in jeopardy
01 Feb 2013 5:10:56
HSBC's proposed deal to sell its $9bn stake in Chinese insurer Ping An to one of Thailand's richest men may fall through as the deadline approaches.
VIDEO: Laos eyes benefits of WTO membership
01 Feb 2013 5:01:04
Laos is set to formally join the World Trade Organisation on Saturday after a 15-year effort to become a part of the group.
China manufacturing growth slows
01 Feb 2013 4:21:46
China reports a slowdown in manufacturing activity, underlining the challenges its new leaders face in spurring economic growth.
Pigeon DNA gives up fancy secrets
01 Feb 2013 3:33:33
Scientists sequence the genome of the pigeon and pinpoint the DNA responsible for the head-crests seen in some fancy birds.
Australia protests over whaling ship
01 Feb 2013 3:15:28
Australia protests to Japan after a vessel from its whaling fleet entered Australia's exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean.
VIDEO: Japan eases US beef restrictions
01 Feb 2013 3:10:10
Japan is relaxing restrictions on US-imported beef imposed almost a decade ago after the discovery of "mad cow disease" in America.
S Korea jails key business leader
01 Feb 2013 3:10:01
The chairman of one of South Korea's largest conglomerates, SK Group, is sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling company funds.
In Pictures: Ups and downs for UK moths
01 Feb 2013 2:42:48
Pictures of Britain's endangered moths
Habitat loss hits UK moth numbers
01 Feb 2013 2:42:41
Two-thirds of Britain's 337 species of common and widespread larger moths have experienced a significant decline over the past four decade, a survey shows.
Samsung gains tablet market share
01 Feb 2013 1:43:10
Samsung doubles its share of the tablet PC market in the last three months of 2012 as Apple's lead narrows, according to research firm IDC.
Premier League clubs spend £120m
01 Feb 2013 1:23:55
Premier League clubs spent about £120m in the January transfer window, twice the amount they spent last year, figures show.
Decoding banks' software glitches
01 Feb 2013 0:14:41
Why banks are set to suffer more software faults
Why big inventions are rarely new
01 Feb 2013 0:12:03
Why new ideas are rarely new at all
How to win the Super Bowl
31 Jan 2013 3:37:21
How the Super Bowl can influence investors
VIDEO: London stock market: Best start since 1989
31 Jan 2013 3:15:47
The London stock market has had its best start to the year since 1989.
Wall Street Journal 'also hacked'
31 Jan 2013 2:56:57
The Wall Street Journal says it has become the second major US newspaper after the New York Times to have been infiltrated by Chinese hackers.
VIDEO: Struggle to save birds from mystery oil
31 Jan 2013 2:43:49
The birds, which are mostly guillemots, have been discovered on beaches from Hampshire to Cornwall.
Congress extends US debt limit
31 Jan 2013 1:31:50
The US Congress extends the nation's borrowing limit until the middle of May, setting the stage for yet another fiscal fight in the spring.